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New Technology Has Dramatic Chip-cooling Potential for Future Computers


August 13, 2007

Timothy Fisher and Suresh Garimella Researchers have demonstrated a new technology using tiny "ionic wind engines" that might dramatically improve computer chip cooling, possibly addressing a looming threat to future advances in computers and electronics. Full Story

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