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Monday: August 1, 2011

New report reveals that Google uses roughly 900,000 servers.New report reveals that Google uses roughly 900,000 servers.

The good news is that at least those 900,000 servers are the low-power high-efficiency breed of servers that one would expect a company as big as Google to be using. The source article has some other interesting tidbits regarding software that will automate data across multiple data center as well as Google's server expansion plans. Long story short, the number will probably go over a million in the near future.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 1:40 PM | Tags (6) | report | google | servers | efficient | energy | data |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: February 25, 2010

Behold the world's greenest skyscraper recently constructed over in China.Behold the world's greenest skyscraper recently constructed over in China.

These types of buildings even have their very own acronym, ZEB, which stands for zero-energy building. This particular building is 58% more energy efficient than your run-of-the-mill conventional skyscraper.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 6:43 AM | Tags (7) | green | technology | zero | energy | fortune | china | zeb |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 30, 2009

Large hadron collider manages to set brand new world energy record.Large hadron collider manages to set brand new world energy record.

The previous record of 0.98 trillion electron volts has been held by the Tevatron accelerator since 2001. The LHC is eventually expected to operate at some seven trillion electron volts.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in World Records @ 6:32 AM | Tags (11) | energy | collider | hadron | world | record | large | bbc | volts | trillion | accelerator | lhc |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 19 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: October 27, 2009

A handy list of fifty-five ways in which get more energy.A handy list of fifty-five ways in which get more energy.

Yes, sometimes laughter can be the best medicine for any occasion, including getting a much-needed boost of energy. I mean, just look at the cat in the thumbnail - he's having a great time.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Self Improvement @ 8:03 AM | Tags (9) | energy | exercise | habits | increase | laughter | methods | vices | ways | zenhabits |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 30 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: September 11, 2009

Eight signs that you're an energy-hogging jerk.Eight signs that you're an energy-hogging jerk.

If you refuse to turn off your computer, take long hot showers, leave the TV on, idle your car, crank up the AC, leave the fridge open too long, use unneccesary lighting equipment and/or drink bottled water then you are a jerk.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Self Improvement @ 4:06 PM | Tags (8) | electricity | energy | environment | hog | jerk | msnbc | power | usage |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 22 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: September 10, 2009

Google looking into new type of mirror for cheaper solar energy.Google looking into new type of mirror for cheaper solar energy.

Google hopes to have a viable technology to show internally in a couple of months, Weihl said. It will need to do accelerated testing to show the impact of decades of wear on the new mirrors in desert conditions.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 10:25 AM | Tags (5) | google | solar | mirrors | energy | cheaper |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: July 6, 2009

Yahoo's next data center to be powered by Niagara Falls?Yahoo's next data center to be powered by Niagara Falls?

Western New York has been courting big data centres thanks to the relatively cheap electricity it can generate from Niagara Falls, and was disappointed last year when HSBC pulled the plug on a $139m, 275,000 square foot data centre that was to open in nearby Cambria, New York.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 3:23 PM | Tags (6) | yahoo | niagara | electricity | green | environment | energy |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1 Click | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: June 23, 2009

Wind power could theoretically yield forty times more than the current global electricity use.Wind power could theoretically yield forty times more than the current global electricity use.

The numbers that come out of the analysis are quite impressive: maxing out deployment of current-generation technology could produce five times the total energy used in the world today, and 40 times the electricity.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 12:41 PM | Tags (5) | electricity | energy | environment | power | wind |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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