Open source software in schools could save taxpayers billions

Open source software is all over the place. Google Apps being a prime example. If schools switched from paying for software to these open source alternatives, the savings would be substantial. It could also provide enormous opportunities for the home-grown technology sector based around open source software. So contact your representatives and let’s change the…More

Solar and Wind Leaf Photovoltaic Shingles

While the future of solar technology seems to rest on nanotechnology innovation, these GROW panels by SMIT are fairly remarkable. Inspired by leaves, these tiny generators do one better than their biological counterparts, drawing power from the sun, but also capturing energy from the wind as they are jostled by the breeze.  More

Fusion Power by 2035 …ish.

If scientists can perfect fusion power, they will usher in a golden age for power production, with systems providing all the benefits of nuclear reactors and none of the drawbacks. -read full storyMore

Google goes solar funding $1 per watt solar panels

Googling Green Recently Google posted an article on there blog about encouraging green energy. They also made it obvious that, as usual, they were ready to put their money where their mouth was. Where is Google’s mouth? Well, at moment Google’s billion dollar mouth is salivating all over a change-the-world sandwich. First bite: The way…More

Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Year 2007: w00t

That’s right…”This year’s winning word first became popular in competitive online gaming forums as part of what is known as l33t (“leet,” or “elite”) speak—an esoteric computer hacker language in which numbers and symbols are put together to look like letters. Although the double “o” in the word is usually represented by double zeroes, the…More

Light to Shrink Computer Clusters

IBM is looking to replace the well-known copper circuitry in computers with beams of light. What are the benefits of using light instead of clunky copper wiring in computers? Here are a few: 100 times faster more powerful much smaller produces less heat and uses less energy How? Well, since they replaced the copper wiring…More