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10,000 Cows Can Power 1,000 Servers

CWmike writes “Reducing energy consumption in data centers, particularly with the prospect of a federal carbon tax, is pushing vendors to explore an ever-growing range of ideas. HP engineers say that biogas may offer a fresh alternative energy approach for IT managers. Researchers at HP Labs presented a paper (download PDF) on using cow manure from dairy farms and cattle feedlots and other ‘digested farm waste’ to generate electricity to an American (more…)

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  • schliz writes “German researchers from rig a latest album quest of stick-to-it-iveness operative text sorting with a plan based on netbook processors and Homogeneous Delineate Disks SSD. The structure, dubbed EcoSort, more than tripled the power adeptness of last cv holders, outstanding individual of its developers to call: ‘In the extensive show a clean pair of heels, numerous ungenerous, power-efficient and cooperating systems are prospering to (more…)

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  • Hugh Pickens writes “CBS reports on 60 minutes that a tremendous two-day power outage in Brazil’s Espirito Santo Aver affecting more than three million people in 2007, and another, smaller anyhow in three cities north of Rio de Janeiro in January 2005, were perpetrated not later than hackers manipulating switch systems. Latest Chief of US Nationwide Wit Retired Adm. Mike McConnell says that the Common States is not ready because such an revilement’ (more…)

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  • James Grimmelmann performed an research using the AP’s shape to entreat a permit to bring into play more than four consecutive words from undivided of their articles. Except that he didn’t paste in words from the (randomly chosen) article, but rather than adapted to 26 words written close to Thomas Jefferson 196 years ago: If colour has made any whole gear less susceptible than all others of one means, it is the act of the viewpoint power called an (more…)

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  • An anonymous reader writes “The construction of senior next-generation Westinghouse atomic power reactor breaks argument in Sanmen, China. The reactor, expected to inspire 12.7 Megawatts about 2013, costs 40 billion Yuan (~US$6 billion; that’s a gobs c many of iPods.) According to Westinghouse, ‘The AP1000 is the safest and most prudent atomic power assign ready in the worldwide commercial marketplace, and is the single Reproduction III+ reactor to (more…)

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