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Atomic-Scale Sandblasters Offer Silicon Chips a More Efficient Replacement

Atomic Sandblasters Could Replace Silicon Department of Energy, June 22, 2016 Virtually all electronics today rely on silicon computer chips, but this darling of the tech industry has drawbacks. Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory may have found a pathway to a cheaper, lighter and more efficient replacement. Today, silicon computer chips are produced through a complicated, […]

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Craft Beer and Sustainability

Brewing Up Sustainability: The Intersection Of Water And Energy In Breweries Alliance to Save Energy, July 11, 2016 On Tuesday, June 21, the Alliance to Save Energy hosted a webinar exploring the relationship between water and energy by looking at two things that are better when handled together: beer and sustainability. The webinar, which covered […]

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Berkeley Labs Reports Data Center Energy Consumption Plateau

Data Centers Are No Longer The Energy Hogs They Once Were Fortune, June 27, 2016 Efforts by some of the world’s largest Internet companies like Google, Facebook and Amazon to reduce the amount of energy their data centers consume is now bearing fruit. According to a new report released on Monday from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the number of data centers has […]

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GreenWeb Enables Energy Efficient Mobile Web Computing

New ‘GreenWeb’ tools aim to create an energy-efficient web Science Daily, June 16, 2016 To help mobile device users maximize their limited battery storage, electrical and computer engineering professor Vijay Janapa Reddi and graduate student Yuhao Zhu have developed what they are calling “GreenWeb,” a set of web programming language extensions that enable web developers […]

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Cutting-Edge Ultrasonic Clothes Dryer Studies

Kerri-Ann Richard, ERS, for Zondits Common household appliances like dishwashers, refrigerators, freezers, cooking equipment, and laundry equipment make up over 12% of the US residential energy consumption. Of that, clothes dryers alone account for about 4% of the total electricity use. Yet, it has not been until recently that there have been any significant changes […]

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The Foundation for the Next Generation of Datacenter Technology

Superspin research project aims to drive more energy efficient computing Tech Crunch, April 15, 2016. Image credit: StockSnap Scientists at Cambridge University are working on combining two fields of solid state physics research, spintronics and superconductors, in order to develop what they hope could become the foundation for the next generation of datacenter technology — perhaps within the next decade. Data […]

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Magnetic Memory Chips Notably Reduce Transistor Energy Use

Magnetic Chips can Sharply Boost Computer Energy Efficacy I4U News, March 14, 2016. Image credit: By Alexander Wilmer Duff, via Wikimedia Commons The law of thermodynamics seems to come to a halt here and it is indeed quite a surprise. The findings were published in the peer-reviewed journal Science Advances. Great savings in case of power […]