News tagged with energy

Does biomass harvest affect wildlife?

On loblolly pine plantations in the Southeast, timber harvesting often involves an extra step: gleaning woody debris left behind after clearcutting. Branches, treetops and smaller trees are sources of biomass that can be ...

dateJul 06, 2016 in Environment
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Using servers for home heating

For his Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, Karim Ziadé assessed the feasibility of putting data centers into residential buildings for heating purposes.

dateJul 05, 2016 in Engineering
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Stephen Hawking intends to map the known universe

Back in 1997, a team of leading scientists and cosmologists came together to establish the COSMOS supercomputing center at Cambridge University. Under the auspices of famed physicist Stephen Hawking, this facility and its ...

dateJun 30, 2016 in Astronomy
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Putting software on a diet

Concerns about battery life, heat creation, fan noise and overall high energy costs have driven the development of more energy-efficient computers and mobile devices over the past two decades.

dateJul 20, 2016 in Software
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