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What Silicon Valley Can Do To Save Us All

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A day after reading Bill McKibben’s Rolling Stone article on “Global Warming’s Terrifying New Math,” I was talking to a friend from Microsoft Shanghai about how screwed our planet is. The odds are woefully stacked against us, I said. My friend was more optimistic. Technology is evolving at such a...
What Silicon Valley Can Do To Save Us All
Inhabitat's Week in Green: stair-climbing vacuum cleaner, carbon dioxide diapers and a real 3D-printed face

(Eco:nomics) Bill Gates on the Future of Nuclear Power

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Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates says he expects TerraPower, the next-generation nuclear-power developer that he’s invested in, to build a new nuclear reactor by 2022, and be able to replicate its power plant design by 2028. Nuclear power is one of several energy “miracles” that Mr. Gates has said...
(Eco:nomics) Bill Gates on the Future of Nuclear Power
Imagining a modern moonshot challenge
The promises and pitfalls of carbon capture
Ventus: can we crowdsource the fight against global warming?

Mobile cloud sucks power grid harder than data centers

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Think mobile devices are low-power? A study by the Center for Energy-Efficient Telecommunications—a joint effort between AT&T's Bell Labs and the University of Melbourne in Australia—finds that wireless networking infrastructure worldwide accounts for 10 times more power consumption than data centers worldwide. In total, it is responsible for 90...
Mobile cloud sucks power grid harder than data centers

'Near-death experience' explained by carbon dioxide: study

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'Near-death experience' explained by carbon dioxide: study
Ice age chicken and egg: did warming or carbon dioxide rise come first?
Putting the breaks on climate change with... diamonds?

Withings $150 WS-50 Smart Body Analyzer goes on sale from today

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We wouldn't blame you if, three months into 2013, you'd let those New Year's resolutions slide a bit. Luckily for you, Withings is giving you a chance to wipe the slate clean after launching its air-sniffing flagship, the Smart Body Analyzer. As well as monitoring your weight and body...
Withings $150 WS-50 Smart Body Analyzer goes on sale from today

'Rushing fireball' could turn carbon dioxide into biofuel

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Researchers from the University of Georgia believe they have discovered a method that could turn CO2 from the air into useable industrial products. [Read more]...
'Rushing fireball' could turn carbon dioxide into biofuel

Driving Home a Better Future in the Connected Car

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In the future cars will be shared, able to avoid traffic and, above all, driverless. Or, at least that’s the hope of several of the speakers at last week’s MLOVE conference in Monterey. Looking the furthest into the future was Brad Templeton, a consultant to Google and former head chairman...
Driving Home a Better Future in the Connected Car
Carbon storage capacity: there's plenty, but fracking may be wrecking some

Panasonic Photosynthesis System converts carbon dioxide to organic material with plant-like efficiency

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Greenery may fulfill a superficial need to improve the landscape aesthetic, but plants play a much more critical role in regular life function, converting carbon dioxide to oxygen through a process called photosynthesis. Panasonic is among the companies attempting to replicate this natural procedure through artificial means, and it...
Panasonic Photosynthesis System converts carbon dioxide to organic material with plant-like efficiency

DailyDirt: Carbon Capture And Sequestration Schemes

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Carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) efforts are an important part in the mitigation of global warming, but unfortunately, progress has been rather slow, and at its current pace, the world won't be able to meet climate change targets by 2020. There are only eight active CCS projects worldwide right now,...
DailyDirt: Carbon Capture And Sequestration Schemes
Remodeled enzyme converts carbon dioxide into methane
Timing quantum tunneling to attosecond precision
Panasonic develops artificial photosynthesis system to reduce carbon emissions
You can pluck graphene from thin air - but then what?

Peugeot unveils hydraulic, air-hybrid 80 mpg car

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Auto manufacturer Peugot Citroen has teamed up with Bosch to create a hybrid car that uses hydraulics to capture and transfer energy. For city driving it is estimated that the car will be able to generate 80% of its required energy from regenerative braking. It will also get over 80...
Peugeot unveils hydraulic, air-hybrid 80 mpg car

Solar cell more efficient thanks to gold electrode

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Courtesy of The American Chemical Society I don't think it's too far from the truth to say that humanity is facing a number of simultaneous environmental crises, any one of which, if not addressed, could lead to dramatic changes to the quality of life for millions of people. One...
Solar cell more efficient thanks to gold electrode

Microsoft: Internet Explorer 10 Is The Most Energy-Efficient Browser, Uses Up To 18% Less Power Than Chrome and Firefox

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If everybody switched from Chrome and Firefox to Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 8, we could save enough energy to power 10,000 U.S. households, a new study (PDF) commissioned by Microsoft says. The reason for this, Microsoft says, its focus on making IE fast and the fact that IE taps...
Microsoft: Internet Explorer 10 Is The Most Energy-Efficient Browser, Uses Up To 18% Less Power Than Chrome and Firefox

For Earth Day: a chat with IBM’s “Building Whisperer,” Dave Bartlett, on the tech behind sustainability

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IBM recently won the contract to create a more sustainable and energy efficient Los Angeles Unified School District. But before ripping out old roofs or replacing leaky windows, David Bartlett’s, the computing gaint’s sustainability guru, took a look at the data. “Most buildings don’t have a good way to look...
For Earth Day: a chat with IBM’s “Building Whisperer,” Dave Bartlett, on the tech behind sustainability

Goodbye, cracked screens? Bezos, Amazon awarded patent for smartphone airbag

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Jeff Bezos Airbags aren’t just for cars anymore — they may be coming soon to a cell phone near you. We first reported the story about a patent for “a system and method for protecting devices from impact damage” invented by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and Amazon VP Greg Hart last year....
Goodbye, cracked screens? Bezos, Amazon awarded patent for smartphone airbag

Certain coral species may be better adapted to deal with ocean acidification

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Corals may be better able to cope with ocean acidification than previously believed, according to new research published in Nature Climate Change, providing a glimmer of hope for the future of coral reefs. As more carbon dioxide enters the atmosphere from the burning of fossil fuels, more carbon dioxide...
Certain coral species may be better adapted to deal with ocean acidification

Panasonic Says New Artificial Photosynthesis Method Is World's Most Efficient

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Panasonic said Monday it has developed a new system for artificial photosynthesis that can remove carbon dioxide from the air almost as well as plants do, as......
Panasonic Says New Artificial Photosynthesis Method Is World's Most Efficient
Liquid fuel created using solar energy, carbon dioxide, and genetically modified microorganisms

China Now Has More Tablets And Smartphones Than The US

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After becoming the world's leading manufacturer of goods and largest emitter of carbon dioxide, China can add world's leading consumer of mobile devices (smartphones and tablets) to its trophy case. "By the end of February 2013, China will have 246 million devices compared to 230 million in the U.S.," says...
China Now Has More Tablets And Smartphones Than The US

The Challenges of 'Keeping House in Outer Space': Carbon Dioxide, Temperature, and Companionship

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And what they tell us about scientific progress...
The Challenges of 'Keeping House in Outer Space': Carbon Dioxide, Temperature, and Companionship
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