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Thin, flexible glass for energy storage

A new use for glass is being developed by researchers in Penn State's Materials Research Institute that could make future hybrid-electric and plug-in electric vehicles more affordable and reliable.

Posted: Jul 22nd, 2013

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Internet backbone data centers can slash CO2 emissions 88% or more

The US Department of Energy has announced that it wants to establish minimum energy efficiency standards for all computers and servers sold in the United States. A new Stanford study shows that large server farms can, in fact, cut electricity use and greenhouse gas emissions sharply with off-the-shelf equipment and proven energy management practices.

Posted: Jul 19th, 2013

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A new life for the electric car batteries

Basque research centre IK4-IKERLAN is leading 'Batteries 2020', the first European project that is seeking to improve the batteries of electric vehicles and, once they can no longer be used for this purpose, to take advantage of their storing capacity by giving them a second lease of life as accumulators for renewable energies.

Posted: Jul 18th, 2013

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Using bacteria batteries to make electricity

Their idea is state of the art: Ten Bielefeld students have set their sights on constructing a bio-battery. They want to make use of the bacteria Escherichia coli to convert glucose into energy.

Posted: Jul 17th, 2013

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EU research project will enable development of 'greener' IT products

Developing greener software and technology is crucial for ensuring people and organisations reduce their impact on the environment. A new project hopes to enable the development of greener IT products by providing the energy consumption information of computer systems early in the software design phase.

Posted: Jul 16th, 2013

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