Better Computing Through CPU Cooling

Heat can be a CPU’s worst enemy, but new chip designs and materials can keep them cool

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Photo by Dan Saelinger
Photo: Dan Saelinger; Styling: Wendy Schelah; Electronics: Courtesy of Tekserve

img Photo: Dan Saelinger; Styling: Wendy Schelah; Electronics: Courtesy of Tekserve

My wife recently gained a new appreciation for my work. She was trying to transfer family videos from old videocassettes to DVDs using various gadgets and software running on her laptop. Inevitably, though, the process always yielded a blank screen somewhere in the recording. These interruptions occurred because the laptop kept overheating. Only after she placed it on a stack of books with a fan blowing directly on it could the computer handle the job.

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Video Friday: Drone in a Cage

Your weekly selection of awesome robot videos

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A drone inside of a protective geometric cage flies through a dark rain

Video Friday is your weekly selection of awesome robotics videos, collected by your friends at IEEE Spectrum robotics. We also post a weekly calendar of upcoming robotics events for the next few months. Please send us your events for inclusion.

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Remembering 1982 IEEE President Robert Larson

He was a supporter of several IEEE programs including Smart Village

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Robert Larson [left] with IEEE Life Fellow Eric Herz, who served as IEEE general manager and executive director.

IEEE History Center

Robert E. Larson, 1982 IEEE president, died on 10 March at the age of 83.

An active volunteer who held many high-level positions throughout the organization, Larson was the 1975–1976 president of the IEEE Control Systems Society and also served as IEEE Foundation president.

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