Water-cooled systems have been around for quite some time already, but fans are still the main method of keeping your computer running cool at all times. Ionic cooling is one of the methods developed, being 250% more effective courtesy of the “wind engine” that was developed by researchers over at Purdue University. Using a wee bit of voltage running through it, this engine generates positively charged ions that spread out toward a negatively charged wire, where the ions slice across the chip to keep airflow clean and constant. The only problem would be miniaturizing such an engine before being made available to the masses. Apparently it could take as long as three years before this cooling technology drops into consumers’ hands.
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