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To help alleviate the problems of high cost and low availability of cellular network access in remote rural areas, researchers at the MOMENT Lab of UC Santa Barbara have developed alternative solutions for high-quality local cellular network services.
Date: 11/21/2013
Type: News
Technologies: Communication
Tags: networks, UCSB
John Bowers
In his talk, "The Promise of Silicon Photonics," Bowers, Director of the Institute for Energy Efficiency, discussed the evolution of silicon photonics and what the future holds for this technology. A full video recording of his talk will be available online soon.
Date: 10/04/2013
Type: News
Phys.org features an article on the Institute's ICT Technology Roundtable report detailing the needed efficiency increases in network technologies to meet future energy demands.
Date: 08/27/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Communication
UCSB researchers, including Institute faculty Dan Morse, have discovered the mechanism behind squids and octopuses' ability to change colors. Aside from the possible applications in synthetic camouflage, this finding can have applications for increased energy efficiency in telecommunications.
Date: 07/25/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Communication
Although over 97 percent of scientific papers point to humans as the cause of climate change, surveys show that Americans are pretty evenly divided when asked whether they think scientists agree that humans are causing global warming.
Date: 05/20/2013
Type: Article
ICT Technology Roundtable
The Institute convened 27 leading stakeholders from the field of Information and Communications Technologies for a workshop on Feb 7-8. Discussions focused on needed advancements in technology and architecture to develop scalable, energy-efficient, future core networks.
Date: 02/15/2013
Type: Event
An article from UK's The Guardian highlights the barriers to encouraging energy efficiency behaviors in consumers.
Date: 02/01/2012
Type: News
Tags: behavior
The ambitious Austin, TX-based Pecan Street project is piloting a number of green neighborhood technologies, but the real challenge will be getting these systems to talk to each other to reduce energy consumption and peak loads.
Date: 10/11/2011
Type: News
University of Melbourne
The Centre for Energy-Efficient Telecommunications will be devoted to innovation in energy-efficient networks and technologies with the goal of reducing the impact of telecommunications on the environment; CEET will be one of the largest research efforts for green telecommunications in the world.
Date: 03/30/2011
Type: Article
An array of optical filters
Researchers at Caltech have discovered a way to tune optical filters to dynamically control which wavelengths of infrared light they respond to. One potential application of these tunable metamaterials could be thermal photovoltaics that maintain high efficiency regardless of the weather.
Date: 10/08/2010
Type: Article

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