Two Major Geothermal Projects Abandoned Due to Induced Quake Risk – Popular Science
Two high-profile geothermal projects in the U.S. and Europe were both permanently halted late last week, after federal officials in both countries questioned their safety and propensity to cause earthquakes. Projects in Basel, Switzerland, and in northern California were both abandoned, raising questions about the danger of purposefully cracking open the Earth to extract its heat.
Fashionably late to the e-book handheld party, Borders and Kobo announced today a partnership that includes plans to develop and release both an e-reader and e-book service. Mum’s the official word on hardware, but The New York Times Bits blog is claiming there’ll be “more than one version” released, all with wireless connectivity and all sold at Borders retail locations, naturally.
EvoSwitch Facility Ups Energy Savings Rate to 50 Percent – Web Host Industry Review
European data center operator EvoSwitch (www.evoswitch.com) announced on Tuesday it has lowered the average Power Usage Effectiveness of its data center from 1.6 in 2008 to 1.5 in 2009.
As a result, the data center has increased its energy savings from 40 to 50 percent when compared to a conventional data center.
The two will be collaborating on a broad-scale basis. A-Data will build its next product lineup integrating SandForce-Based solid state drives and the latter’s SF-1500 and SF-1200 SSD processors will be embedded into A-Data’s storage units, giving them the performance capabilities needed to meet the demands of cloud computing environments. Next year, the two will focus on multiple interface connectivity and industrial solutions.
IDC: APac IT users can help reduce CO2 emission – InfoWorld
Having recently released its IDC’s G20 ICT Sustainability Index, the research house said that a total of 5.8 billion tons (Gigatons) of CO2 emissions can be eliminated through the focused use of ICT-based tools by 2020, said IDC Monday.
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