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Scientists at Johns Hopkins report that the hole in the ozone layer is changing ocean circulation. This can potentially alter the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere and impact global climate change.
Date: 01/31/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Climate Change
BMW is unveiling a new technology that can mold a woven sheet of carbon fiber into a completed car part in less than 10 minutes. Carbon fiber parts will greatly reduce fuel consumption.
Date: 01/22/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Transportation
Intel announced that it would release information on its silicon-based optical system that enables the data and computing elements in a rack of computer servers to communicate at 100 gigabits a second. This will enable data centers to perform faster and use about half as much power.
Date: 01/18/2013
Type: Article
Soot, or black carbon, is the second largest man-made contributor to global warming and its influence on climate has been greatly underestimated, according to the latest Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.
Date: 01/17/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Climate Change
Researchers at Stanford University and SLAC have developed a Li-ion battery in which its sulfur cathode is capable of storing five times more energy than today’s batteries.
Date: 01/16/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Batteries
Researchers at UCLA have found a way to improve computer performance, memory, and make computers 10 to 1000 times more energy efficient by using electric voltage instead of flowing current.
Date: 01/15/2013
Type: Article
According to the ACEEE, utility companies can save 27 percent of forecasted electricity use and 19 percent of forecasted natural gas use by 2030 with next-generation energy-efficiency technologies and programs.
Date: 01/14/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Utilities
Eco Mode can improve data center efficiency and overall power usage effectiveness (PUE) when appropriately deployed, according to The Green Grid’s latest white paper. -- Article from Energy Manager Today
Date: 01/11/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Data Centers
On Wednesday, New York Governor Cuomo announced plans for a $1 billion "Green Bank" to leverage public dollars and private funds to spur the cleantech economy in New York.
Date: 01/10/2013
Type: Article
Fireflies have inspired scientists to modify an LED, so it is more than one and a half times more efficient than the conventional LED.
Date: 01/09/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Lighting & Displays

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