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BP Oil Spill Tops Yahoo Search Requests in 2010

December 1, 2010 / No Comments

BP's massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico tops the chart, according to Yahoo’s rankings of the most demanding and interesting search requests in 2010.  It drew the attention of tens of millions of people that used Yahoo's search engine in the year 2010.

Dell Knocks HP Out of Top Green Spot

October 19, 2010 / 1 Comment

Dell, with a perfect score of 100, has moved up from its second position to first knocking HP out of the top spot in the green rankings of companies by Newsweek. The most significant thing about the ranking is that Apple failed to make into the top positions despite of its green efforts.

Google Self-Driving Robot Car is an Innovation to Note

October 11, 2010 / 1 Comment

Google has secretly been developing an autonomous, self-driving robot car. The company has driven their fleet of intelligent robot vehicles over 140,000 miles around California for test drive. These vehicles use artificial-intelligence software which helps it in sensing nearby objects and make decisions like that of a human driver. The innovative idea, which is still in its earlier stages, is ...

Google Street View Updated with South America & Antarctica

October 1, 2010 / No Comments

The Web giant Google has launched the updated version of its Street View. The feature which was first made available in 2007 now includes images of South America and Antarctica too. Though the coverage is currently limited Brazil, Ireland and Antarctica, for the time being, it is the first time such images have been available of every continent on the ...

Corporate Players Look More Towards Vegetable Patches

July 7, 2010 / No Comments

Increasingly, corporates are turning to solutions that reconnect with the earth in an effort to provide a more meaningful working experience to their employees. Companies like Google and Yahoo had started organic gardens, and now more companies are following their example. Company owned land is provided for employees to farm on. The advantages are manifold.

Google Creates a Mirror to Halve Solar Energy Costs

March 2, 2010 / No Comments

Google's green energy czar Bill Weihl says that the internet giant has developed a new prototype mirror that could potentially halve the cost associated with building a solar thermal plant. Apparantly, not quite content with ruling the internet, the company wants some piece of the "physical" world too. It is still an internal prototype in early stages, but Bill Weihl ...

Google Gets Working on Smart Charging for Electric Vehicles

October 1, 2009 / No Comments

[caption id="attachment_6559" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Toyota Prius Hybrid Plugged In For Electricity"][/caption] As the number of electric vehicles, or plug-in hybrids increases, there is a good chance that they may put greater strain on the grid with a lot of vehicles going for a recharge simultaneously. Google is currently working on a solution to this problem, by integrating vehicles with the electric ...

Google Renewable Energy Efforts Show Positive Results

June 11, 2009 / 1 Comment

Call them philanthropic or just call them smart investors, the bottom line is that Google wants to provide an alternate solution to the greenhouse gases of laden coal power generation in the US. [caption id="attachment_5526" align="aligncenter" width="450" caption="Google's Green Energy Czar Bill Weih Inspecting Solar Panels"][/caption] The Internet giant has openly claimed that the government isn't taking risks enough to see fruitful ...

Google Announces Free Software to Help Save Energy

March 19, 2009 / 1 Comment

Although they didn't announce a new Favicon change, Google came out with a huge announcement. They've just creating a free software tool that allows all users to monitor their home’s energy consumption and carbon footprint. Image by missha Dan Reicher, Director for Climate Change and Energy Initiatives Google, confirmed and also mentioned that the new software is being developed as we speak ...

Googling Alone Produces More Carbon Emissions Than Laos

January 14, 2009 / No Comments

According to stats given by Harvard University's Alex Wissner-Gross, it would be safe to deduce that by just using the Google search, the world actually produces as much carbon dioxide as a country like Laos would do. But how far are these claims real and if they indeed are true, do we really need to go ringing the alarm bells? According ...