Is Cloud Computing a Green Industry?
The future of the green cloud may, in fact, be determined by our action or inaction on seemingly unrelated battles like Cap & Trade, says government cloud computing advisor, Kevin Jackson.
Kevin Jackson recently reported to the National Reconnaissance Office and Central Intelligence Agency on the environmental qualities of cloud computing. "The topic of my presentation, 'Is Cloud Computing Green?', explored the commonly held belief that the coming shift to the cloud will simultaneously reduce the carbon emmisions footprint currently attributed to the Information, Technology and Communications sector. Logic argues that increased data center efficiency would reduce the need for new data centers. In the end, my conclusion was that the answer to weather cloud computing is green is still being written. ..."
Scientists have developed new ways of understanding how the biological forces of death drive important life processes.
- Researchers have found new ways on how decomposing plants and animals contribute to the life cycle.
- After a freak mass herd death of 300 reindeer, scientists were able to study a wide range of the decomposition processes.
- Promoting the necrobiome research will open up new areas of inquiry and even commerce.
What do we see from watching birds move across the country?
- A total of eight billion birds migrate across the U.S. in the fall.
- The birds who migrate to the tropics fair better than the birds who winter in the U.S.
- Conservationists can arguably use these numbers to encourage the development of better habitats in the U.S., especially if temperatures begin to vary in the south.
Explore how alcohol affects your brain, from the first sip at the bar to life-long drinking habits.
- Alcohol is the world's most popular drug and has been a part of human culture for at least 9,000 years.
- Alcohol's effects on the brain range from temporarily limiting mental activity to sustained brain damage, depending on levels consumed and frequency of use.
- Understanding how alcohol affects your brain can help you determine what drinking habits are best for you.
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