Submitted by Mike Chin on Thu, 2009-04-16 08:49.
FrostyTech reports: "Diamond thermal paste? Yup, the penultimate material for thermal conductivity has been turned into thermal paste by Scottish company called Electrospell. Electrospell's Thermodime‚ĄĘ diamond heat transfer compound is an ultra high thermal conductivity thermal interface material composed of pure surface-modified diamond microcrystals (1-micron diameter) suspended in a special carrier fluid." Several times higher rate of heat transfer over conventional TIM is claimed. - Discuss this news in the SPCR forum.
Submitted by Mike Chin on Mon, 2009-02-16 08:12.
Madshrimps compares the performance/noise balance of 35 different 120mm fans from AcoustFan, Aerocool, Arctic-Cooling, Cooler Master, Coolink, CoolJag, Delta, Gelid, GlobalWin, mCubed, Nexus, Noctua, NoiseBlocker, Papst, Revoltec, Scythe, Sharkoon, SilenX and Xthermal. Discuss this news in the SPCR forums.
Submitted by Mike Chin on Sat, 2008-11-01 11:55.
Submitted by Mike Chin on Thu, 2008-08-28 22:10.
Two articles in RAM (Reseller Advocate Magazine) this month struck deep. RAM's perspective is that of the reseller rather than the consumer, and its insights are often considerably more reality based than typical tech web sites. The 2008 Race for Mobility is a well-balanced, in-depth look at both Intel Centrino 2 and AMD Puma notebook platforms. AMD Redefines Performance examines the way that AMD is carefully targeting the performance sector of mainstream buyers.
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Submitted by Mike Chin on Thu, 2008-08-28 15:56.
The July issue of Ode
which describes itself a magazine "about positive news, about the people
and ideas that are changing our world for the better" was devoted
entirely to noise or conversely, peace and quiet. They called it the Silence Issue,
and featured many interesting articles on acoustics from health, business, science
and other points of view. Included is an
article about a vsit to Orfield Labs in Minnesota, an anechoic chamber reputed
to be the quietest place on earth. Discuss this
news in the SPCR forums.
Submitted by Mike Chin on Sat, 2008-07-19 20:16.
This is a blog in the forum about facility and equipment upgrades currently being implemented at SPCR. The big project is the building of a hemi-anechoic chamber on the ground floor of my house. The blog was started at the end of May. Latest report, July 20: With double doors and nearly 600 lbs of blue fill for acoustic damping, daytime SPL in the room is now 12 dBA. External traffic causes only 1-2 dBA rises in SPL.