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Google Buys Solar-Powered Drone Manufacturer Titan Aerospace to Boost Internet Access in Third World Countries

Google Buys Solar-Powered Drone Manufacturer Titan Aerospace to Boost Internet Access in Third World Countries

3D printing may be all the rage in design, but for Big Tech, drones are where the money is. On Monday, web giant Google beat out Facebook in a race to acquire Titan Aerospace, a solar-powered drone

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Facebook May Acquire Solar-Powered Drone Company to Bring Internet Access to Remote Areas

Facebook May Acquire Solar-Powered Drone Company to Bring Internet Access to Remote Areas

Internet access is what keeps companies like Facebook and Google in business. The more people who have internet connectivity, the more demand there is for their services. That's presumably why Google is

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IKEA Launches Virtual Flea Market to Encourage Furniture Reselling, Sees 100% Success Rate

IKEA Launches Virtual Flea Market to Encourage Furniture Reselling, Sees 100% Success Rate

Big box retailers like IKEA profit from selling new furniture, so many were surprised to see the Swedish home furnishings giant encourage people to buy used furniture during a recent ad campaign. Created

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14-Year-Old Tech Geek Creates Fun ‘Jazzy Recycling’ Mobile App

14-Year-Old Tech Geek Creates Fun ‘Jazzy Recycling’ Mobile App

Photo via Shutterstock To Zea Tongeman, being a tech-geek doesn't mean hiding in a room typing code into a computer for hours on end. Instead, this ambitious teenager is the designer of a social media

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US DOE Announces Plan to Create Efficiency Standards for Computers and Servers

US DOE Announces Plan to Create Efficiency Standards for Computers and Servers

The Internet has greened many aspects of modern life, such as reducing resource extraction and emissions by digital distribution of mail, music, paper goods, and entertainment. Even so, the infrastructure

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Amputee Builds the World’s First Prosthetic Leg Made from LEGOs

Amputee Builds the World’s First Prosthetic Leg Made from LEGOs

Sure, building a space ship or Ewok village out of LEGOs is and admirable effort, but what about fashioning your own prosthetic limb? Intrepid occupational therapist Christina Stephens (aka Amputee OT)

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Facebook Gets Frank Gehry to Design Their New York Headquarters

Facebook Gets Frank Gehry to Design Their New York Headquarters

Credit: Everett Katigbak, Facebook Facebook will once again be enlisting the help of legendary architect Frank Gehry - this time, in the design of their new NYC headquarters. The social media giant

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Fox Family Moves Into a Zen Garden at Facebook’s Menlo Park Campus

Fox Family Moves Into a Zen Garden at Facebook’s Menlo Park Campus

Photo by Rocky Smith Facebook's new mascots are a family of foxes that have moved into a zen garden at the company's Menlo Park Campus! The Facebook Foxes are a hot topic at the social networking giant

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Facebook Gets Approval for Green-Roofed Frank Gehry-Designed Menlo Park Campus

Facebook Gets Approval for Green-Roofed Frank Gehry-Designed Menlo Park Campus

Facebook's green-roofed, Frank Gehry-designed campus was just given the green light by the city of Menlo Park. Submitted for approval last fall, the campus will connect with the company's current

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Automate Your Garden With HavestGeek’s Plant Monitoring Technology

Automate Your Garden With HavestGeek’s Plant Monitoring Technology

The urban gardening movement is quickly entering the Information Age. Designed by Mike Alt, HarvestGeek is a program that monitors the condition of your fruits and veggies in order to produce the greatest

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Silicon Valley at Significant Risk of Sea Level Rise Due to Climate Change

Silicon Valley at Significant Risk of Sea Level Rise Due to Climate Change

Silicon Valley office building photo from Shutterstock Even the Internet is not immune to the effects of climate change. Many of the world's most famous tech giants, such as Facebook, Oracle, Google,

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Facebook’s Energy-Efficient Prineville Data Center in Oregon Achieves LEED Gold Status

Facebook’s Energy-Efficient Prineville Data Center in Oregon Achieves LEED Gold Status

The Prineville Data Center enjoys a high desert climate, meaning low humidity and temperatures that get pretty hot in the summer. At first, this wouldn't seem like a good place for a data center, but

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Facebook Commissions Frank Gehry to Design New Green Menlo Park Campus

Facebook Commissions Frank Gehry to Design New Green Menlo Park Campus

Facebook just announced a huge expansion to their Menlo Park campus, and the company has commissioned Prizker-Prize winning starchitect Frank Gehry - best known for his shiny, titanium-clad icons of

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The Oatmeal Cartoonist Helps Raise $1 Million to Turn Old Nikola Tesla Lab Into a Museum

The Oatmeal Cartoonist Helps Raise $1 Million to Turn Old Nikola Tesla Lab Into a Museum

Matthew Inman, better known as the creator of the online cartoon, “The Oatmeal“, may quite possibly have pulled off the greatest feat of crowdsourcing in recent memory.  After hearing that

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This Adorable Baby Polar Bear Needs a Name!

This Adorable Baby Polar Bear Needs a Name!

Say “hi” to the new and extremely adorable baby polar bear who was born at the Toronto Zoo just a couple of days ago. The zoo’s staff couldn’t come up with a name for the newborn,

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Study Finds That Twitter May Be More Addictive Than Alcohol or Cigarettes

Study Finds That Twitter May Be More Addictive Than Alcohol or Cigarettes

Addicts of today aren’t turning to cigarettes or alcohol -- instead, they turn to Twitter. A new study by Wilhelm Hoffman of Chicago University’s Booth Business School has found that checking email

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Facebook Teams Up with Greenpeace to Kick Coal Power to the Curb

Facebook Teams Up with Greenpeace to Kick Coal Power to the Curb

Facebook announced today that it’s formed a collaboration with Greenpeace that will lead the company to a clean energy future. The social media giant was targeted two years ago by Greenpeace’s

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Cogenra to Install Solar Array on Facebook’s 10,000 Square Foot Fitness Center

Cogenra to Install Solar Array on Facebook’s 10,000 Square Foot Fitness Center

Facebook recently announced its plans to install a solar array on its 10,000 square foot fitness center. The system will be designed and implemented by Cogenra Solar and will use the sun’s energy to

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Audubon’s “Birding The Net” Social Media Game Brings Competitive Birdwatching To Our Fingertips

Audubon’s “Birding The Net” Social Media Game Brings Competitive Birdwatching To Our Fingertips

The Audubon Society has just created a super fun online experience that brings birdwatching right to your computer screen! They’ve released a virtual flock of feathered friendsfor their new social

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Facebook’s Fancy New Server Farm Will Be Cooled Naturally By Arctic Air

Facebook’s Fancy New Server Farm Will Be Cooled Naturally By Arctic Air

All of our writing on walls, status updates and pokes cause Facebook’s busy servers to work hard- and produce a lot of excess heat. Most server farms must also include complicated - and expensive - air

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Facebook to Launch New Energy Efficiency App in 2012

Facebook to Launch New Energy Efficiency App in 2012

Facebook just announced that it will partner with Opower and the National Resources Defense Council to launch a new energy efficiency Facebook app in 2012. Users of the app will be able to log into a

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10 Ways to Give a Green Facelift to Facebook Chief Mark Zuckerberg’s Wardrobe

10 Ways to Give a Green Facelift to Facebook Chief Mark Zuckerberg’s Wardrobe

Billionaire Mark Zuckerberg may rake in the dough, but even all with all that cold, hard Facebook cash, Zuckerberg seems to have missed the mark when it comes to personal style. Breaking the top ranks

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Facebook Shares Multimillion Dollar Specs Behind Its New Energy Efficient Data Center

Facebook Shares Multimillion Dollar Specs Behind Its New Energy Efficient Data Center

Facebook spent tens of millions of dollars developing a super energy efficient data center, the specifications of which will now be available to whoever wants it. Following the success of open source

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How to Use Social Media to Build Your Green Brand

How to Use Social Media to Build Your Green Brand

In this day an age, smart businesses realize that good customer service is not just something you want to provide when problems arise for customers, but should be something that is a mainstay of a

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How to Use Social Media Proactively to Build Your Green Brand

How to Use Social Media Proactively to Build Your Green Brand

Smart business owners realize that good customer service is more than simply a drain on resources -- but is a great marketing strategy to differentiate from competition and build brand loyalty. Companies

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How to Use Tech to Plan and Green Your Summer Vacation

How to Use Tech to Plan and Green Your Summer Vacation

It's true that travel is considered pretty ungreen due to the carbon footprint that most forms of transportation generate, but if you're smart about it, there are many ways to plan your vacations so that

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