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News Thermacore to develop heatsinks for DARPA

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 15 Jan 2009.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    Donald Anderson is clearly doing something right :)
     
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    More innovation can only be beneficial to the consumer, and even more to the enthusiast...
    I want to see what they can make. Sadly as it is defence-funded there must be some kind of secrecy.
     
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    Can't imagine it'd be too secret, as this is clearly - in military terminology - DUST (Dual-Use Science and Technology): i.e. something which has both a military and a commercial application. DARPA will be more than willing to see Thermacore commercialise whatever they invent, as it means that DARPA benefits from economies of scale and - depending on the terms of the contract - gets some dosh in royalties.
     
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    Kudos to Thermacore for the contract win. With this kind of R&D money, we can expect to see some truly innovative breakthroughs in the next five years or so when it comes to air cooling. Ive always been reluctant about water-cooling a system, but Im all for more efficient air cooling solutions.
     
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    interesting I wonder what kind of technologies they are looking into. Ultimately I would imagine the hardlimit for cooling via air will never be great as air is a insulator and has a low thermal capacity. On the other hand air is very abundant, cheap and simple cooling solution.
     
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