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If a clean energy project in the Arizona desert goes forward, the second tallest structure on Earth will be a 2,600-foot solar updraft tower , which could last 80 years and generate 200 MW of electricity each day — using only hot air.
IBM today announced that, for the first time, scientists at its research arm have demonstrated that a relatively new memory technology, known as phase-change memory (PCM), can reliably store multiple data bits per cell over extended periods of time. The benefits of such a memory technology would allow computers and servers to boot instantaneously – much faster than what even the fastest SSD today can do.
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The UK underestimates the potential of solar energy, says Greg Barker, climate minister Photograph: Lang Lang/Reuters Britain has underestimated the potential of solar energy and the government needs to reappraise the technology because of rapidly falling costs, according to energy and climate minister Greg Barker. "Historically, the Department of Energy and Climate Change (Decc) has underestimated the contribution that solar can make," he said.
For GNOME users, there’s a nice little application that should do the job called Gnome On-Screen Keyboard, or GOK for short.
Changing your computer’s wallpaper from time to time gives it a fresh look. But looking for suitable wallpapers and deciding on one can be time consuming.
The charity group A Human Right said it was planning to purchase a satellite that would provide free basic Internet access to developing countries around the world.
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These days, no popular movement goes without an Internet presence of some kind, whether it's organizing on Facebook or spreading the word through Twitter.
In Canada, powerful actors want to make the Net more expensive, less open. Locking in ISP profits at expense of creativity.
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You can turn a "useless" piece of land into a useful one and create something beautiful by building a trail in your backyard. It doesn't even matter whether you have a lot of land or just a small scrap of nature. In my case, my useless patch was a mere half acre choked with blackberry brambles and other largely impenetrable weed species.