NEC develops Heat Conductive Bioplastics

Notebooks are great but it is hard to keep them cool when there is so little room to move the air around. While Intel and AMD giveth by making cooler, more efficient chips, the video card makers take away by trying to keep up with graphic-intensive software and games, and the manufacturers want to keep making them lighter and thinner. One alternative is to use heat conductive materials for the case, to radiate the heat away.

NEC has developed a bioplastic from kenaf that we talked about here and here. What's new is that they have figured out how to give it heat conductivity better than stainless steel, so you now not only compute with your laptop, you can fry eggs on it. Fortunately they have also figured out how to make it fire-resistant with non-toxic fire retardants. And keep you warm and toasty.

Remember, men, A study by State University of New York researchers says heat generated from laptops can significantly elevate the temperature of the scrotum, potentially putting sperm count at risk. (Wikipedia) ::Reuters and ::Slashgear and ::Ubergizmo

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