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The Electronics Cooling System 400 Million Years in the Making

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Over hundreds of millions of years of evolution, water-repellant skin has enabled tiny insects, called springtails, to breathe through their skin without suffocating in damp soil flooded by rainwater. More recently, such natural engineering has inspired a new approach to cooling new generations of miniaturized electronic devices.