MIT Boffins Develop Plastic Based Cooling Technology

"The boffins at MIT have come up with a novel concept in cooling technology… something that can be the future of cooling for computers. "

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The boffins at MIT have come up with a novel concept in cooling technology… something that can be the future of cooling for computers. Though still in the laboratory stage, the new technology has the potential to completely revolutionise the way in which computers are cooled.

Current cooling technology makes use of massive heatsinks that are made from heat-conducting metals. The metals draw heat away from chips and keep the system cool. The only drawback is that metals also conduct electricity just as easily, which raises the risk of their blowing out electrical circuits in the chips.

The MIT researchers have found the answer to this issue in polyethylene… plastic as we better know it. They have transformed the polymer into a material that conducts heat at almost the same volume as most heat-sink metals. Additionally, the new polymer fully retains its electrical insulation properties. The best feature of this modified plastic is that it carries the heat away in a single direction very efficiently. This makes it ideal for cooling computer components.

No doubt the discovery is still at an initial stage and like a thousand other similar discoveries it might never make its way out of the laboratory. But the one different thing for this breakthrough is that Intel has already shown an interest in the new technology. Intel engineer Ravi Prasher finds the discovery to be “phenomenal”. In his words, “this is a very significant finding.”

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24-02-2010, 12:33:09

mayhem
OMG i didnt know how much hasstle it was to go SSL.

First you pay for a name
then you pay for a host
then you pay for a deacated IP address
then you pay for the SSL
then you pay to have it all put togther
then you allso have to get software to run it all.

lol nightmare

pfffftttttt ..

my head is bobbing about so much...

24-02-2010, 17:10:17

Jim
Yep sounds about right. SSL is indeed a bitch....but at least it offers your shoppers a little piece of mind :p

24-02-2010, 19:18:24

mayhem
Arrr lol ive just found out its now going to take 5 days to tranfure it all across lol...

yeh thats what im after but didnt realise how much of a pain it was.

25-02-2010, 03:52:56

Youngie1337
This is why I get my webhost to do the job :D.

25-02-2010, 03:59:56

mayhem
Hmm well tbh i would rather learn the ins and outs of it all inc making my own shop , running it, ect ect that way i dont have to pay any one stupid ammounts of money to fix it if it goes wrong.

Same as every thing i have or do ill learn any and every thing i can. Wather it be the hard way or the easy way. (shame i just cannot grasp the concept of spelling like this).

25-02-2010, 06:01:36

Youngie1337

Hmm well tbh i would rather learn the ins and outs of it all inc making my own shop , running it, ect ect that way i dont have to pay any one stupid ammounts of money to fix it if it goes wrong.

Same as every thing i have or do ill learn any and every thing i can. Wather it be the hard way or the easy way. (shame i just cannot grasp the concept of spelling like this).



I know how to do it so it's not a problem :), it's just easier for the web host (my friend) to do it. I'm also dyslexic and find it hard to use correct spelling or/and punctuation. I just try my hardest and re-read everything I type. I am also a programmer so spelling is quite important, in school I was terrible and got horrible grades, I didn't know why, they didn't spot I was dyslexic until it was too late. So I went through school struggling, but still passed (but it was much more difficult, which I don't know if you find the same). I get their, there and they're mixed up a lot.

Anyhoo :D, life is all about learning, it's all about improving your learning, which in turn improves your income/life.
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