This article in the Houston Chronicle caught my eye today. Medical researchers in London have correlated a significant lowering of fertility in men that frequently work with their notebook computer in their laps. Seems the temperature from the laptop raises the temperature of the bits of the lap that don’t take it very well. The research was done by Dr. Yefim Sheynkin, an associate professor of urology at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.
Adolescents and young men who use laptops several times a day over many years face the greatest risk. Sheynkin fears that if laptop use is not curtailed, in 15-20 years when they want to start a family the men could face problems.
Friends don’t let friends compute hot. I can see the government mandated heat rating sticker on laptops from here.