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Cutting-Edge Ultrasonic Clothes Dryer Studies

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

datacenter technology

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

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Increased Efficiency With Infrared Radiation in a Vacuum

Rapid and energy-efficient production of lightweight components Phys.org, March 2, 2016. Image credit: Brett Jordan [CC BY 2.0 ()] When consolidating carbon fiber reinforced plastics (CFRP), individual layers of fibers and plastic connect to each other under pressure and high temperatures to form a homogeneous plate. Fraunhofer researchers have developed a method which is fast

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Cold Storage Savings Opportunities in Data Centers

Rise of the machines Rac Plus, January 6, 2016. Image credit: Dennis van Zuijlekom In June 2015, a study by Jonathan Koomey and Jon Taylor confirmed the view that a great deal of the servers inside the data centres are just consuming electricity, while not being used or accessed in any way. The study concluded that

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A Processor That Integrates Electronic Circuits and Optics

Light Chips Could Mean More Energy-Efficient Data Centers MIT Technology Review, December 23, 2015. Image credit: Glenn Asakawa, University of Colorado Now a prototype described in the journal Nature offers a promising and practical approach. The electronic-optical microprocessor, developed by a group of researchers at MIT, the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Colorado, Boulder,

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Supercomputers Focus on Energy Efficiency

Newer supercomputers favor energy efficiency over raw speed Computer World, November 16, 2015. Image credit:  Oak Ridge National Laboratory Supercomputer spending is increasingly focusing on energy efficiency rather than raw performance, the latest edition of the Top500 list of the world’s most powerful computers suggests. The most significant changes, though, come when the world’s 500

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Reducing Emissions with the Development of Carbon Capture

Is Carbon Capture the Clean Tech Solution to Industrial CO2 Emissions? Environmental Leader, November 11, 2015. Image credit: Grant MacDonald Some 220 carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects are operating or under construction worldwide — double the number at the beginning of the decade — according to the Global CCS Institute’s annual report, Global Status of

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