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Global Economic Growth and the Environmental Impact

Global Economic Growth and the Environmental Impact

Cool homes, hot planet: How air conditioning explains the world Washington Post, April 27, 2015. Image credit: PublicDomanArchive Air conditioners in the United States are commonplace — they’re in some 90 percent of our homes, where they consume 5 percent of total U.S. electricity. But we’re not where the growth will happen. Rather, it’s in warm

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New Polariton Refrigeration Technique Provides New Way to Cool Electronic Devices

Polariton refrigerator could chill tiny semiconductor devices Physics World, May 15, 2015. Image credit: geralt A new method for using light to cool solids has been created by physicists in France and Germany. The technique uses quasiparticles called “polaritons” to remove vibrational heat from a tiny piece of semiconductor, and unlike previous optical cooling schemes

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Mapping a Building’s Energy Efficiency

New Tool Maps Buildings’ Energy Efficiency Voice of America News, February 26, 2015   Architects, engineers and building managers will soon be able to quickly collect data about building interiors that once took weeks to measure and process. A backpack-mounted device, developed by a group of scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, will require

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How Data Center Temperatures Can Waste Your Company’s Energy and Money

As engineers work to lessen the massive energy demands of data centers — which, the EPA estimates, already gobble up a whopping 3% of all electricity consumed in the U.S. — these facilities are getting warmer. This allows data center operators to save big on cooling costs and energy demands.

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