Google Health Foray Calico Aims to Tackle Aging

September 24, 2013 / No Comments

Search giant Google is now searching for the fountain of youth and ways to overcome aging. The company is said to be getting deeper into the biotechnology terrain, and the foray into healthcare would be through the creation of a new business called Calico. The healthcare foray company will work to find methods of improving human health and extending life span. The ...

Google Makes Green Energy Leap with Purchase of 240MW of Wind Power

September 23, 2013 / No Comments

From the development of Android operating system to their upcoming autonomous vehicle, Google is always on the quest for all things new. Now, with its decision to buy 240MW wind power in Texas, the search giant seems to going deeper into green terrain. Google hopes to transform itself into a renewable energy company  and is now investing heavily in renewable energy ...

Google Looking to Build Self-Driving Car All by Itself

August 27, 2013 / No Comments

Looks like Google is moving on with its self-driving automobile concept. A recent report has suggested that the Mountain View company has finally decided to make its self-driving cars by itself. You might remember recent rumors that suggested that the tech giant was in talks with many major automakers regarding the possibilities of self-driving cars. But Google failed in this attempt, ...

Google Denies Street View Car Involvement in Donkey Death Episode

January 21, 2013 / No Comments

Search giant Google has been forced to explain that it hasn’t killed donkeys with its Street View Cars. A couple of days ago, disturbing images of how a donkey died after being run over by a Google Street View Car were spotted on its mapping service. The pictures taken in Botswana provoked animal lovers. The images have triggered intense debates across ...

License Issued for First Ever Autonomous Car

May 16, 2012 / No Comments

We have been hearing about the autonomous car project from Google for quite some time now. The latest on that front is that the car has almost become a reality. The world’s first license has been granted to Google’s driverless car, which in fact is a Toyota Prius with computer controls. The license has been granted by the state of ...

Google Cools It Naturally at Belgium Data Center

April 2, 2012 / 1 Comment

Data centers are places where there are a number of servers and computers which work continuously for long hours. Sufficient cooling was achieved on these places by chillers that accounted for massive energy consumption annually. In a bid to eradicate this problem, Google has used a few techniques at their Belgium data center and this seems to be amassing world ...

Google Employees to Drive Around in a Honda Fit EV

February 23, 2012 / No Comments

Google wants its employees to move around in a Honda Fit EV. The whole idea was based on the participation of Google in the Honda Electric Vehicle Demonstration Program (EVDP). The Honda Fit EV had debuted at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November 2011, and is expected to be available on lease this summer. Honda delivered a fleet of 2013 ...

NASA Green Flight Challenge Gets Google Sponsorship

August 3, 2011 / 1 Comment

Yet another competition that would exhibit the ultimate in creativity is coming your way.  The contest will showcase ideas in the aircraft designing domain by the CAFE foundation (Comparative Aircraft Flight Efficiency).  Google will be sponsoring the NASA Centennial Challenge flight competition known as the Green Flight Challenge (GFC). The competition will start on September 25 and will run through October ...

US Govt to Set Aside $50.5 million Towards Offshore Wind Plan

February 9, 2011 / 1 Comment

President Barack Obama’s goal of developing 80% of the total power required for the country from clean energy sources by 2035 is getting the thumbs up from the federal agencies as well as the administration.

Google $4 Million Grant to NatureBridge Seeks to Give Environmental Education a Boost

January 5, 2011 / No Comments

Year 2011 is just in its infancy, but funds towards charity have started flowing in. Joining the bandwagon is Google, who have announced over a $4 million grant to NatureBridge, the largest residential environmental education partner of the National Park Service.