University of Central Florida researchers are developing a human-like way for large machines to cool off: Letting the machines "breathe." (See our January issue of Tech Briefs to learn more.)

In the UCF-developed system, water is emitted from small waterjet nozzles, about 10 times the thickness of a human hair. The sprays douse the hot surface of a large electronic system. The water is then collected in a storage chamber where it can be pumped out and circulated again to repeat the cooling process.

What do you think? Will a Breath-Like Approach Cool Down Machinery?

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