Apple Insider reports
that a new chip that could convert heat into energy. The new "solid state energy conversion generation chip" is under development by chip maker Eneco. It works by grabbing electrons from a hot metal plate, passing them across a vacuum to a cold metal plate and capturing the resulting electronic charge. Or something like that.(We're not physicists, so don't sue us or anything.) The article says that Eneco is in talks with Apple (as well as Dell) to use this technology to harness the waste heat given off by CPUs to power fans and other electronic components.