cooling

A Rechargeable Tower Fan That Lets You Take A Breeze Wherever You Need

A fan is only a useful way to beat the heat if you’re in range of its blast. So to ensure the use of this GreenFan isn’t limited by the location of your outlets or the length of its cord, it features an optional rechargeable battery so you can place it exactly where you need to cool off.


A Luxurious Mechanical Paper Fan That Cools You Like A Pharaoh

Well before air conditioning and oscillating fans kept us cool, servants waving giant palm leaves was the ideal way to beat the heat. And Thanko’s new USB-powered mechanical paper fan provides a similar experience, without requiring you to keep a professional fanner on staff.


Dyson's Bladeless Fans Are Now 75% Quieter

It’s been over four years since Dyson introduced a fan that somehow worked without visible blades. And besides releasing a few new models over the years, the company hasn’t announced any major updates to its Air Multiplier line since 2009. But it turns out that’s because Dyson’s engineers were finding clever ways to make these fans even quieter — up to 75 per cent quieter to be exact — on three new models being rolled out today.


Happy Hour: The Fastest Way To Cool Down Beer

Beer. I prefer to drink it cold. Unfortunately, sometimes the beer which I have is warm. This usually happens when we are planning a party, because I buy a bunch of beer on pallets at Costco.


IBM Is Running A Brain Computer On 'Electronic Blood'

As part of what we can only assume is preparation for some very intense mad scientist Halloween costumes, IBM has announced a prototype computer that is both powered and cooled by an electrolyte liquid.


This Thermal Wristband Tricks You Into Never Being Too Warm Or Cold

We all know someone who can never seem to get comfy, no matter the temperature. They’re always pulling off sweaters because they’re too hot, or cranking up the heat because they’re too cold. But soon, salvation for these folks could come in the form of a special wristband that uses a copper heatsink to fool your body into thinking it’s just been warmed or cooled — when in reality the ambient temperature hasn’t changed.


Your Fridge Is A Sauna Compared To This Tiny Quantum Freezer

We’ve all got refrigerators to keep our leftovers not-rotten, but compared to National Institute of Standards and Technology’s latest creation, our hulking cooling boxes hardly compare. This tiny quantum prototype, no bigger than a few inches, packs as much power as a window air conditioner the size of the Lincoln Memorial.


The Five Biggest Myths About Saving Energy In The Summer

This summer is a hot one. With money tight and temperatures high, there’s a temptation to test out unconventional ways to beat the the heat. But these odd home remedies can end up wasting energy and costing more money. Here’s how to know what really works when you want to keep cool for cheap.


This Extreme Air-Cooled PC Involves A Miniature Wind Tunnel

When it comes to cooling a high-end PC, water is as complicated as you want to get, as liquid nitrogen is just not practical in the slightest for everyday use. If water isn’t to your liking, you could always snap a brain circuit, build a wind tunnel and shove your PC’s exposed bits inside of it.


This Computer Is Cooled By A Wind Tunnel

We’ve seen plenty of extreme cooling systems in the past, but Mike Schropp has taken things to the limit: he’s built a computer that’s cooled by a wind tunnel.