Little Fridges For Those Hot P Cs

As microprocessors rev up to ever-faster speeds, they generate more heat--making it hard for personal computers to stay cool. So Digital Equipment Corp. dreamed up a little pipe organ that sits on a chip and sucks up heat. Its tiny pipes contain alcohol. At the bottom, heat causes the liquid to boil. The vapors rise to the top where, cooled by the PC's fan, the alcohol reverts to a liquid and flows back down.

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