Intel showed off a brand new cooling process today that could put an end to burnt laps from horribly hot notebook computers. In fact, the idea is to make the outside of the notebook cool.
This process is very similar to that used in cooling a jet engine. The laminar jet airflow system pushes away any hot air from the bottom of the case, which is what typically leads to the hot exterior. This way, the laptop could actually stay cool enough to sit in your lap. And you won't need one of those USB fan things, either.