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Jumping Water Droplets Could Be the Future of Cooling Computers

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Published on Jun 4, 2017

Engineers have created a new water-based cooling system that could put an end to electronics crashing and overheating.

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"Engineers have developed a technology to cool hotspots in high-performance electronics using the same physical phenomenon that cleans the wings of cicadas. When water droplets merge, the reduction in surface area causes the release of a small amount of energy. So long as the surface beneath is hydrophobic enough to repel water, this energy is sufficient to make the merged droplet jump away."

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