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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday September 11 2018, @05:28AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday September 11 2018, @05:28AM (#733062)

    Nothing in the way to reflect it back?

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday September 11 2018, @06:20AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday September 11 2018, @06:20AM (#733067)

    Wouldnt this be fastest for a gas?

  • (Score: 1, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday September 11 2018, @10:35AM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday September 11 2018, @10:35AM (#733098)

    The question neither being asked nor addressed is precisely how is this possible?
    This looks like either a Cold Fusion style result, or new physics.
    Our models, our science, our theories make certain predictions.
    This is reporting 100 fold increase in thermal transfer over what the current laws of physics say is possible.
    We need something to explain this, it's important. It's either real and we have new physics or it's not real and this is a fraud.
    Won't someone please think of the physicists!

    • (Score: 3, Interesting) by urza9814 on Tuesday September 11 2018, @01:28PM

      by urza9814 (3954) on Tuesday September 11 2018, @01:28PM (#733134) Journal

      Yup, my thoughts were similar. And if this is indeed true it seems like a pretty big deal.

      I've been watching a lot of futurism stuff lately, and heat is one of the common limitations -- ie, "We don't know precisely how you'd power a generation ship, nor do we know precisely how one would be built (although we can make some good guesses,) but we can at least determine some values for a possible size and population density based on the amount of heat that human beings produce and how much surface area would be required to dissipate that heat" -- and alternatively "We have this idea for how to build a warp drive, but the amount of energy required would probably produce so much heat that anyone or anything inside would be vaporized."

      I get the impression that heat is a pretty big limiting factor in both current (PCs, obviously) and future tech...and here's some researchers who seem to be implying that we don't have a clue how heat actually works yet? That sounds like fantastic news, but also too good to be true which means I'm likely missing some critical details here...

  • (Score: 2) by Gaaark on Tuesday September 11 2018, @11:09AM

    by Gaaark (41) Subscriber Badge on Tuesday September 11 2018, @11:09AM (#733107) Journal

    "As much as 100 times more heat than predicted by the standard radiation theory can flow between two nanoscale objects, even at bigger-than-nanoscale distances,"

    I could have told you that: when making out you get to see more skin because
    "I'm taking off my shirt: man it's hot in here"
    Response: "Me too!"

    Result? Boobage!

    ;)

    --
    --- Please remind me if I haven't been civil to you: I'm channeling MDC. ---Gaaark 2.0 ---
  • (Score: 3, Interesting) by shortscreen on Tuesday September 11 2018, @06:30PM (1 child)

    by shortscreen (2252) on Tuesday September 11 2018, @06:30PM (#733237) Journal

    Now we just need a heatsink with nanoscale cooling fins. Although I wonder if the internal heat conductivity of these things is any good, and how tightly they can be packed together before they effectively become one macro object rather than an array of nanoscale ones.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday September 11 2018, @07:16PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday September 11 2018, @07:16PM (#733257)

      And don't touch it during assembly: a nanoscale papercut would suck!

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