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More than wires - exploring the connections between energy, environment, and our lives

Declining Energy Quality and Economic Recession

According to many, downturns in the U.S. and European markets are primarily the result of unsustainable behaviors in the financial industry. But, some critics are asking - was declining energy quality a major contributor to these negative turns?...

October 18, 2011 — Melissa C. Lott

Looking forward: energy efficiency from the computer to the cloud

Last month MIT’s Technology Review reported on a new development that the energy efficiency of computers doubles roughly every 18 months: The conclusion, backed up by six decades of data, mirrors Moore’s law, the observation from Intel founder Gordon Moore that computer processing power doubles about every 18 months...

October 16, 2011 — David Wogan

Protest Infrastructure: How Much Trouble Are Protesters, Really?

In the staring contest between the Occupy Wall Street protesters and New York City, Mayor Bloomberg blinked first, deciding that the occupiers didn't represent the kind of safety crisis Brookfield Office Properties, the owners of protest epicenter Zucotti Park, described in its letter to the NYC police commissioner...

October 14, 2011 — Scott Huler

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