Frito Lay solar concentrators Frito-Lay, the company that brings you Cheetos, Doritos, and lots of other tasty snacks, has made substantial changes to its manufacturing plant in Casa Grande, Arizona to create what it can arguably state is the “greenest” manufacturing plant in the U.S. The plant, which is the … Continue reading
GE hybrid light bulb One of the reasons why I haven’t replaced all my incandescent light bulbs with CFLs is because sometimes CFL’s just take too long to come up to full brightness. Now General Electric has come up with a way to fix that. GE has … Continue reading
GE GeoSpring hybrid hot water heater General Electric’s new GeoSpring hybrid water heater has won first place in the Edison Best New Products Awards in the Lifestyle and Social Impact category. GE won the award because its new water heater cuts the energy usage and the cost of water … Continue reading
Here’s something a little different – a Dutch company named Sprang has developed a new open source (meaning free, although a donation would be nice) font that they say uses 20% less printer ink. Their font has a bunch of tiny holes in it – the holes are too … Continue reading
The Associated Press has an interesting article describing the ways that prisons are using alternative energy and recycling to save money and energy. For example, at the Cedar Creek Corrections Center in Washington State, convicted murderer Robert Knowles has helped grow 8,000 pounds of organic vegetables this year. In Indiana, … Continue reading
Investors Business Daily has an interesting article in which they describe the ways that delivery companies are saving fuel. From ships cutting their speeds from 28 knots to 22 knots to UPS changing its drivers’ routes to avoid left turns (and therefore idling the engine while waiting to turn left), … Continue reading
According to NewScientistTech, it does. Actually, what scientists at the University of California and Intel Research Labs are finding is that by delaying data flow into a network for just a few milliseconds, data centers can achieve energy savings of up to 50%.
Not only does this IBM green optical netword sound unbelievably fast with huge amounts of bandwidth, but it also uses far less power than today’s networks. How’s that for a win-win? IBM researchers have just unveiled a prototype network that uses light instead of wires to send information that can … Continue reading