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Archive for the ‘cool’ Category

postheadericon GE’s new phase-change based thermal conductor could mean cooler laptops — literally


It’s no secret: if your laptop sits atop your lap for an extended period of time, you’re going to get burned — okay, so maybe not burned, but you’re definitely going to feel the heat. Luckily GE has been working (under contract for DARPA) on a new phase-change based thermal conductor that promises to cool electronics twice as well as copper, at one-fourth the weight. The breakthrough means big things for those of us who’d like to make babies one day, but we doubt that’s why DARPA’s shelling out the big bucks — the new material functions at 10 times normal gravity, making it a shoo-in for on-board computing systems in jetliners. Using “unique surface engineered coatings” that simultaneously attract and repel water, the new nanotechnology could mean not only lighter, cooler electronics, but also an increase in computing speeds. Goodbye scrotal hyperthermia, hello cool computing! Full PR after the break.

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GE’s new phase-change based thermal conductor could mean cooler laptops — literally originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 16 Mar 2011 17:59:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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postheadericon Federal Excess: FedEx introduces liquid nitrogen-cooled biotech shipping, we can envision other uses

Just think about this the next time a FedEx van comes speeding past you — that four-wheeled transporter could be carrying containers equipped with liquid nitrogen cooling that keeps its innards at a chilly -150 degrees Celsius. Don’t worry, though, says FedEx, the use of dry vapor is actually safer than the currently used dry ice and classifies this new methodology as non-hazardous. While we may like to poke fun, it sounds like a pretty legitimate boon for healthcare and biotechnology shipments, which can now be maintained at a deeply frozen temperature for up to 10 days at a time. FedEx will provide the self-sufficient container and collects it upon delivery of the goods, while also monitoring its condition during transit. No word on whether or when DiGiorno will be signing up for the service.

[Thanks, Pavel]

Continue reading Federal Excess: FedEx introduces liquid nitrogen-cooled biotech shipping, we can envision other uses

Federal Excess: FedEx introduces liquid nitrogen-cooled biotech shipping, we can envision other uses originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 25 Jan 2011 04:29:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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postheadericon Federal Excess: FedEx introduces liquid nitrogen-cooled biotech shipping, we can envision other uses

Just think about this the next time a FedEx van comes speeding past you — that four-wheeled transporter could be carrying containers equipped with liquid nitrogen cooling that keeps its innards at a chilly -150 degrees Celsius. Don’t worry, though, says FedEx, the use of dry vapor is actually safer than the currently used dry ice and classifies this new methodology as non-hazardous. While we may like to poke fun, it sounds like a pretty legitimate boon for healthcare and biotechnology shipments, which can now be maintained at a deeply frozen temperature for up to 10 days at a time. FedEx will provide the self-sufficient container and collects it upon delivery of the goods, while also monitoring its condition during transit. No word on whether or when DiGiorno will be signing up for the service.

[Thanks, Pavel]

Continue reading Federal Excess: FedEx introduces liquid nitrogen-cooled biotech shipping, we can envision other uses

Federal Excess: FedEx introduces liquid nitrogen-cooled biotech shipping, we can envision other uses originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 25 Jan 2011 04:29:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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postheadericon Beer cooler built in the shape of Google’s Android… just because (video)

The bounds of Android fandom, will we ever know them? The latest exhibition of one man’s love for his mobile OS is this here beverage (we know it’s only going to house beer, let’s be honest) cooler, which has been lovingly recreated in the form and proportions of the Android logo. Standing somewhere over four feet tall, it’s really a fantastically well executed DIY project, and its maker has taken the time to document it on video for us as well. You’ll probably find the unfinished droid a little disturbing to see, what with its unpolished skin and rough edges, but maybe that’s a fitting metaphor for the constantly evolving operating system anyway. All we know is that the end result is at least as sweet as Gingerbread, if not more so. See it all just past the break.

[Thanks, Tony]

Continue reading Beer cooler built in the shape of Google’s Android… just because (video)

Beer cooler built in the shape of Google’s Android… just because (video) originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 11 Jan 2011 05:53:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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postheadericon Beer cooler built in the shape of Google’s Android… just because (video)

The bounds of Android fandom, will we ever know them? The latest exhibition of one man’s love for his mobile OS is this here beverage (we know it’s only going to house beer, let’s be honest) cooler, which has been lovingly recreated in the form and proportions of the Android logo. Standing somewhere over four feet tall, it’s really a fantastically well executed DIY project, and its maker has taken the time to document it on video for us as well. You’ll probably find the unfinished droid a little disturbing to see, what with its unpolished skin and rough edges, but maybe that’s a fitting metaphor for the constantly evolving operating system anyway. All we know is that the end result is at least as sweet as Gingerbread, if not more so. See it all just past the break.

[Thanks, Tony]

Continue reading Beer cooler built in the shape of Google’s Android… just because (video)

Beer cooler built in the shape of Google’s Android… just because (video) originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 11 Jan 2011 05:53:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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