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Displaying items by tag: Greenhouse Gas

Tuesday, 07 September 2010 11:34

Ford Focus Liquid-Cooled batteries

Battery tech is starting to see some innovation; today Ford announced a new extended life battery system for the Ford Focus.
Published in Energy

After a mission failure in 2009, NASA plans to launch the replacement Orbiting Carbon Observatory in February 2013.

Published in Space
Wednesday, 10 March 2010 02:35

Idling at fast-food drive thrus degrade air

The exhaust fumes from idling cars waiting at fast-food drive-thru lanes produce plenty of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide. We're polluting our environment for the convenience of not having to walk inside. Do you want some guilt with that order of fries? Read on!

Published in UNI-verse
Wednesday, 24 June 2009 04:38

IBM leads Green Sigma Coalition

A new alliance led by IBM aims to improve energy, water, waste and greenhouse gas management through interoperability. Green Sigma applies Lean Six Sigma principles and practices to these areas.

Friday, 03 April 2009 06:56

Give your gaming a green tinge

See all those little red lights on your electrical equipment?  Remember all those “black balloon” adverts?  Feeling too lazy to flick the switch at the point after a gaming session?  If so, there are a couple of new products about to hit the Australian market that might save your hip pocket as well as your ever-polluting soul.

Published in Energy
A CSIRO discovery could lead to a new boom industry that would not only solve the world's energy problems but also its greenhouse gas concerns, while creating much needed employment. It might sound too good to be true, but the CSIRO, Australia's flagship research organisation, is no pie in the sky organisation and it is deadly serious about this.

Published in Beerfiles
After lifting off at 1:55 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST) on Tuesday, February, 24, 2009, NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory did not reach its intended orbit. Its mission was declared 'lost' when it crashed into the Antarctic Ocean.

Published in Space
Friday, 09 January 2009 08:20

Apple shareholders propose, directors oppose

Apple shareholders are putting four motions to the company's annual meeting on February 25, but the board of directors is opposing each and every one of them.

Published in Core Dump
In what is claimed to be a first, a new reporting software product, aimed at simplifying carbon emissions reporting across Australia’s business community, has been launched.

Published in Energy
Monday, 25 August 2008 10:17

Force bosses to go green say Aussie workers

Australian companies are not thinking about the environment, according to a new survey. More than half of Australian employees say environmental issues are not on the agenda at their workplaces, and one third say legislation would the most effective way of making businesses become environmentally responsible.

Published in Energy
Thursday, 14 August 2008 15:52

Biofuel green credentials: DEBUNKED!

A new report from the UK Renewable Fuels Agency admits that only 19 percent of biofuels meet environmental standards...

Published in Energy
Is that shiny new LCD or plasma TV in your house a major contributor to global warming? A new research paper is making a shocking claim that's nothing to do with power consumption, but some critics think it's just some outrageous scaremongering and nary but a load of hot air!

Published in Climate
The 2008 Annual Review of household expenses for the heir to the British throne, shows that Prince Charles has converted one car to run on wine and cheese while several others run on used cooking oil. All of which has helped reduce the Prince's carbon footprint by 18 percent while maintaining his reputation for eccentricity...

Published in Climate
An alternative title for this article was polluting the world, one program at a time but that's not fair. There's plenty of good software being developed that isn't a wasteful source of greenhouse gases, it just generally doesn't sit on the desktop anymore.

Published in Beerfiles
Driving a V8 gas guzzler in these days of skyrocketing fuel prices and fossil fuel induced climate change is no longer considered cool. So why should it be cool to own a supercharged power hungry desktop or laptop computer? Is Moore's Law dead? Not according to Intel.

Published in Beerfiles
In what must surely be the most bone-headed decision in the history of the green energy movement, the Rudd Labor Government has decided to squash the nascent local solar panel industry. The same government that paid lip service to environmental concerns by signing the Kyoto Protocol has decided to make installation of home solar panels a class issue.

Published in Beerfiles
Wednesday, 04 June 2008 07:21

Green gamers? I don't think so

What uses more power, a Sony PS3 or your average-sized refrigerator?  According to Choice magazine gaming systems and associated home entertainment equipment is chewing through more juice than ever.

Published in Radioactive IT
In January this year, the news broke that an assistant Professor and his team at Stanford University had invented a revolutionary battery technology capable of holding ten times the energy of existing Lithium Ion batteries. Now the Professor's ongoing research is being funded to the tune of $10 million by a startup university in Saudi Arabia and conspiracy theories are flowing as thickly as oil.

Published in Beerfiles
Want to buy the car that only the super-rich of the 1910 and 1920s could afford? It’s the Detroit Electric, a car that should have seen the world choose electricity over petrol decades ago, but for the fact oil and petrol became so cheap as to give electric cars a shock that they’re only recovering from now.

Published in Fuzzy Logic
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