OK, I admit this story is pretty geeky.  The biggest problem with computers is heat.  Getting rid of it anyway you can has involved supercooled liquids, fans, and just about everything else you can imagine.  The standard right now is to put metal fins on top of the processor (called a heat sink) then blow air from a fan on it to dissipate the heat.  The problem is that the heat forms a protective layer around the  fins blocking them from effective cooling. This new innovation takes those straight fins and bends them into a circular shape which causes the heated air to spin and move itself out of the way of the fan air. Pretty cool huh?

Fanfare – a new way to cool

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