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FUTUREWATCH: Solar Roadways

FUTUREWATCH: Solar Roadways

Solar Roadways is a grassroots company that is a stellar example of a powerful new approach to business. Their business model is a perfect marriage between innovative technology and innovative finance. Solar Roadways are spearheading a new reality that levels the playing field and gives us reason to believe that we will find a way to meet our energy needs without fossil fuels. Solar power was discovered over 170


FUTUREWATCH: A Universal Device-to-Energy Cloud Platform

The internet of things is a gaggle of devices and technologies, all trying to interact via an emerging set of common standards. OpenADR is one of those standards, and it could allow utilities and service providers to turn thermostats, air conditioners and heaters, lighting and home and office appliances into real-time grid energy players. But getting


FUTUREWATCH: Solar Powered Robotic Bees

Hey, remember those robotic bees that were going to save our species from extinction – or at least, from greatly reduced produce options? Okay, so it’s not quite a reality yet – but that hasn’t stopped Greenpeace from imagining what our world would look like if and when we actually need a robotic insect to keep the


Apple, Facebook, and Google get Greenpeace Praise

Greenpeace, which has long been critical of the enormous energy used by leading tech companies, is now lauding Apple, Facebook and Google for their leadership. Working to power the internet with 100% renewable energy, signals a major shift in the industry over the past two years, Greenpeace says in Clicking Clean: How Companies are Creating the Green Internet. Imagine


The Future of Touch Screens

Last month, Applied Materials hosted a touch screen panel (TSP) workshop in Germany near the company’s Alzenau technology and development center. The objective was to bring together experts in academia, customers and suppliers from around the world to discuss the materials, tool and technology innovations needed to drive growth for the TSP market. I was


FUTUREWATCH: Energy Harvesting Mobile Devices

Energy-harvesting technology is on upward spiral and will fuel an increasing number of consumer and industrial products in the future without the need for external power sources, while serving as one of many next-generation green power sources. This technology, which converts ambient energy to electrical energy, is a game-changing alternative to battery power for mobile


FUTUREWATCH: Ultra-High Resolution, Low Power Displays

Display devices that require higher resolution are typically greater than 300 pixels-per-inch and call for a change at the transistor level to a higher mobility material. Click here to learn more about current smartphone resolution and where it’s headed. In order to accommodate more pixels for higher resolution, traditional amorphous silicon (a-Si)-based transistors can be


In Focus: 3D iNAND from Sandisk

With millions of mobile applications downloaded every day globally, smartphones and tablets have become a vital link for today’s smart digital lifestyle, putting a greater demand on mobile platforms from Intel and competitors with more computing capability, responsiveness, reliability and lower power consumption. Consumer demand for more convenient and better mobile computing options has boosted


Apple’s Green Efforts: Too Little Too Late?

Apple is trying to offset its long history of  unsustainable practices through a number of initiatives that include hiring former EPA head Lisa Jackson. Even if the company manages to clean up its act, they may be haunted by their past for years to come. As Apple strives to improve its sustainable performance, the company is being


Apple Hires Hires Former Head of EPA

Lisa Jackson, who recently left her post as the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, has landed a fantastic job. She has taken a job with Apple and will report directly to CEO Tim Cook as Vice President for Environmental Initiatives. That puts her in charge of environmental policy at Apple. Working at Apple will surely be a relief from


Facebook Announces Real-Time Data Center Efficiency Stats

Facebook has just taken a bit of internal data center energy efficiency wizardry and made it available to the world. On Thursday, it opened access to the minute-by-minute power-use effectiveness (PUE) and water-use effectiveness (WUE) scores via dashboards for its Prineville, Ore. and Forest City, N.C. data centers, and promises to have its next super-efficient


Confimed Shrinkage: Solar Venture Capital Funding

The amount of venture capital (VC)—early-stage funding with higher risks, but high potential returns—going to solar companies continues to shrink, according to a new report from Mercom Capital Group. The report found that solar venture capital in the first quarter of 2013 fell to $126 million, almost a third of the $324 million in the


Future Technology: Will Intel Be Inside?

Intel derived its name from Integrated Electronics Corporation which was incorporated on July 18, 1968, by semiconductor pioneers Robert Noyce and Gordon Moore. The company is headquartered in Santa Clara, California and enjoys being the world’s largest semiconductor chip maker, based on revenue. Intel is the inventor of the x86 series of microprocessors which is


Apple to Build 2nd iCloud NC Solar Data Center

Apple has reportedly purchased another 200 acres in North Carolina so that it can build another solar farm to help power its massive iCloud data centre. According to AppleInsider.com, details of the $3 million land deal were released recently. Apple will buy nearly 220 total acres in North Carolina’s Catawba County. There are reports that