Energy Efficiency Keeps Step with Computing Power

Moore’s Law – the famous observation by Intel co-founder Gordon Moore that computer processing power doubles every eighteen months – has an exciting new corollary: Researchers have recently discovered that the energy efficiency of computers doubles in the exact same...

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New Technology Promises Cleaner Nuclear Energy

There’s a milder, less menacing side to nuclear energy that most people don’t know about: thorium. Discovered in 1828 by a Swedish chemist – and named for Thor, the Norse god of thunder – thorium is a plentiful, slightly radioactive element that scientists think may...

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Eco-Conscious Gaming Gaining Popularity

Green thumbs are no longer just for gardeners. Gamers of all ages can work to save the environment, whether virtual or real. With development costs for games coming down, green gaming is on the rise. And players are turning to it for education and activism, as well as...

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Public Utilities and the Use of Social Media

IBM recently released a study outlining a daunting new problem for utility companies: lack of consumer knowledge. Thirty percent of respondents didn’t know the term “dollar per kilowatt-hour” – the standard way the retail price of electricity is measured; sixty...

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Keys to Successfully Launching a Mobile Game

Game on! Smartphone sales have shot up 85% compared to last year and global revenues for mobile gaming have risen accordingly: they're now projected to top $16 billion by 2016. To take advantage of this phenomenon, both corporate and independent developers need to...

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