Archive for September, 2007

quantum computers

Monday, September 17th, 2007

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In 2002, two American scientists successed in catching a photon bundle in solid matter. What does it mean? It means that the creation of quantum machines has already began, and they will have incomparable power and precision, than today’s computers .
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see also:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quantum_computer

Google Earth +

Monday, September 17th, 2007
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Popular Science: Future of the environment on Google Earth; July 2007

Popular Science announced that they’ve constructed a Google Earth layer highlighting several geographic points of environmental interest around the world. With the layer loaded, the globe will be dotted with markers indicating places of interest. Double-clicking them will zoom in and open descriptive boxes with expanded text, images and links.

more green hosts

Sunday, September 16th, 2007

http://www.greenhosting.org

http://www.aiso.net

http://www.greenwebhost.net

http://www.thinkhost.com

http://www.sustainablehosting.com

http://www.ecosky.com

http://www.gogreenhosting.com

What follows is a list of hosts who committed themselves to supply low-impact services.

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to sum up…

Sunday, September 16th, 2007
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Popular Science: Blueprint for a green laptop; July 2007
In 2009, worldwide laptop sales are expected to surpass desktop sales for the first time, reaching more than 150 million. Most people will keep a laptop for just three years or so before shelving it or tossing it onto a junk heap. Here’s how designers plan to make this ubiquitous gadget more eco-friendly across its entire life span, from manufacture to recycling.
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see also:

EcoGeek: Huge successes in green computing; July 17th, 2007

efficient displays

Saturday, September 15th, 2007

http://www.technologyreview.com/Infotech/19368/page1

http://www.unipixel.com/overview.htm

A startup called Unipixel, based in Woodlands (Texas) claims to have a design for a handheld display that is 60 percent more efficient than traditional displays. The net result is that the displays can double the battery life of a cell phone. The company is partnering with a major display manufacturer and expects to have a prototype ready by the end of the year. Unipixel’s design uses many of the components found in existing displays, such as low-power light-emitting diodes (LEDs), but it puts them together in a novel way that provides a whigh-contrast picture that consumes less power and costs less to manufacture. A technique known as frustrated total internal reflection is used, in order to bend incoming light toward the viewer, producing an image.
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see also:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frustrated_total_internal_reflection

Treehugger: Better displays = better battery life; Semptember 13th, 2007

Treehugger: LED backlighting. Brighter, energy efficient displays; June 9th, 2006

Treehugger: New OLED displays use 40% less power; July 9th, 2007

EcoGeek: Quick OLED review; June 19th, 2007

Treehugger: Downgrading your iPhone’s video playback quality to save power; September 1st, 2007

blog action day!

Saturday, September 15th, 2007
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http://blogactionday.org

http://blog.blogactionday.org

What would happen if every blog published posts discussing the same issue, on the same day? On October 15th, bloggers around the web will unite to put a single important issue on everyone’s mind – the environment. Every blogger will post about the environment in their own way and relating to their own topic. The aim is to get everyone talking towards a better future.