Apple to use power-generating heatsinks

Sounds neat, but color me skeptical. Apple is obsessive about controlling the release of their corporate PR, and if this contract hasn't been signed yet, it may never be.

MacNN | Apple to use power-generating heatsinks? Apple is currently in talks with Eneco -- an engineering firm -- to use a new Thermal Chip which is said to convert heat into electricity, bouncing the free electrons of hot metal against cold metal to capture the resulting energy. The chip is alternately able to dramatically cool hardware by receiving direct electricity, and produces as much as five times the energy density of a lithium-ion battery, according to Eneco

more details here. I'd love to have one in my MacBookPro right now!

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