Advanced Thermal Solutions (www.qats.com) has introduced the blackDIAMOND heat sink designed for passive cooling of Intel Xeon. Made from solid anodized aluminum and void of the interfacial thermal resistances in bonded heat sinks, blackDIAMOND measures at 30 mm high by 64 mm wide by 89 mm long for CPUs used in 1U packages, including the Intel P4, and the AMD Opteron and Athlon 64. The sink weighs from 144 to 162 gm, and provides thermal resistance as low as 0.28 C/W with air velocity of 800 ft/min.
The amount of plastic clogging the ocean continues to grow. Some startling, not-so-good news has come out recently about the roles plastic is playing in the ocean, as well as more heartening news about efforts to collect and reuse it.
Some of our culture's most enduring robots appeared in the 80s. The Aliens series produced another evil android, and we saw light robot fare in the form of Short Circuit. Two of the great robots of all time also showed up: The Terminator and RoboCop.
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