Microsoft Research and the company’s IE team joined Pixel Lab, filmmaker David Breashears and his GlacierWorks foundation on the HTML5-powered, touch-enabled site Everest: Rivers of Ice. While obviously optimized for Internet Explorer 10 and Windows 8/RT tablets like Microsoft’s Surface, the site appears to work well enough on other browsers (I tried it with Chrome). And it’s worth […]
Archives for May 2013
Kyocera’s Green Curtains
Wondering how to lower your office’s carbon footprint during the hot summer months? Why not try some Green Curtains? Each spring since 2007, electronics maker Kyocera plants goya — aka Momordica charantia or bitter melon — on trellises in front of windows and walls to provide shade at its facilities in Japan and in other […]
FreshDirect for fewer carbon emissions!
On my way home I passed a Fresh Direct truck. For years, I’ve considered it an extravagance. In my area there are a couple of supermarkets, dozens of smaller shops and a Target, all within a short drive. How lazy could my neighbors be?! It turns out, they were the smart ones. As this story over […]