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A 9 cubic millimeter solar-powered sensor system developed at the University of Michigan is the smallest that can harvest energy from its surroundings to operate nearly perpetually.
Date: 02/09/2010
Type: News
The Federal Regulatory Energy Commission has granted Google Energy, a wholly owned subsidiary of the search giant, to behave like a utility.
Date: 02/19/2010
Type: News
A new study by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) says semiconductor technology can help the U.S. economy expand by more than 30% by 2030 while using 11% less electricity than in 2008.
Date: 03/30/2010
Type: Blog
The Green Grid consortium, together with several global government and industry organizations in the U.S., Europe and Japan, has nearly solved a problem that has plagued IT and data center managers for quite some time — how to monitor and measure energy use in data centers.
Date: 04/14/2010
Type: News
The sale of 800,000 plug-in vehicles during the next five years could create a whole mess of challenges for utilities, automakers and consumers, but IT companies have a shot at building new businesses to help ease the pain of that influx, according to a new report out today on GigaOM Pro.
Date: 04/26/2010
Type: Blog
Alcatel-Lucent’s research arm, Bell Labs, the University of Melbourne and the Victorian State Government are partnering to establish a research centre in Melbourne, Australia that will be devoted to innovation in energy efficient networks and technologies.
Date: 04/28/2010
Type: News
Local Host is completing a feasibility study to build the world’s largest green data center in an abandoned mine in Norway, utilizing the country’s hydro-electric and wind power and its supply of freezing water for efficient cooling.
Date: 04/28/2010
Google is trying to meet its growing energy demands by investing in the clean energy market. The company plans to become a major player in capturing, owning, tracking and trading energy.
Date: 05/05/2010
Type: Blog, News
In this recent paper in Optics & Photonics News, John Bowers and the team at UCSB discuss how silicon photonics may revolutionize the 21st century by bringing together two technological areas that transformed the 20th - photonics and microelectronics.
Date: 05/18/2010
Type: Article
Power-hungry data centers -- despite adopting virtualization and power management techniques -- only seem to be consuming more energy than ever, judging from some of the talks at the Uptime Symposium 2010, held this week in New York.
Date: 05/21/2010
Type: News

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