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A new transistor design can cut a computer chip's power consumption by 50%. Portable devices that normally have to be recharged every day can now last longer.
Date: 09/10/2013
Type: Article
Designing for tomorrow: computer chips for electronics are becoming smaller, cheaper, and more flexible. This opens doors for the next generation of electronics.
Date: 02/28/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Materials, Electronics
Soladigm has developed a more cost-effective method for making electrochromic windows that let people adjust light and heat levels with the flick of a switch.
Date: 08/13/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Buildings, Materials
The energy issue presents an opportunity for policymakers and consumers to boost energy productivity.
Date: 02/01/2007
Type: Article
Geostellar wants to map the potential for solar on every residential and commercial property in the US - and eventually the world.
Date: 04/30/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
The spice and seasoning company now generates more energy than it consumes. McCormick & Company built a solar array, and it reduced its energy consumption by installing many building upgrades. The company added energy efficient lighting and a HVAC system, among others.
Date: 04/17/2012
Type: Article
Burning natural gas to generate electricity releases about half as much carbon dioxide as burning coal, but such a benefit can be offset by accidental methane leakage during drilling and transmission. A new measuring system can help minimize accidental methane releases.
Date: 12/14/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Climate Change, Utilities
As the demand for data storage grows, the energy use associated is no longer negligible. This growing demand can be reduced by simply tracking all stored data, not making excessive copies, and purging older files.
Date: 06/01/2008
Type: Article
Technologies: Data Centers
A research team at the University of Texas has made interesting new structures from graphene. The one atom thick material forms a network of tunnels, leading to high surface areas and potentially high energy storage.
Date: 05/31/2011
Type: Article
Technologies: Energy Storage
Microsoft has pledged to reach net-zero emissions with its operations in over 100 countries. They will retrofit offices, data centers, and software development labs with the latest energy-efficient technologies.
Date: 05/10/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Buildings, HVAC, Data Centers

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