News and Perspectives Semiconductor crystals achieve record thermal conductivity. NRL Senior Scientist receives Office of Naval Research Conrad Award. New semiconducting crystal rivals diamond for heat conductivity. Boron arsenide crystals could cool computer chips. Heat-conducting crystals could help computer chips keep their cool. Researchers upend conventional wisdom on thermal conductivity. Li Shi received Heat Transfer Memorial Award in Science. Gang Chen was elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences. David Cahill received Innovation in Materials Characterization Award. Pinshane Huang received Packard Fellowship.