“The idea is to blend driver and vehicle intelligence together… … in such a way that eliminates conflicts between them, leading to a safer motoring environment,” This is a natural step in the trend toward “cyborgization.” I know it sounds hokey, but man and machine are increasingly becoming one. One need look no [...]
Archive for Month September, 2011
Wednesday GE announced a $100 million contest in China to fund innovative gas-energy projects. Click here for the story.
This is the type of thing the Digital Revolution is all about- using technology to maximize productivity and minimize waste. (From TriplePundit.com) So let’s say, for example, that you’ve got a few overflowing avocado trees, many of which are rotting away unnecessarily on the ground and you need to get rid of 100 avocados quickly. [...]
It’s been said often that, in the face of climate change, there is no silver bullet, only silver buckshot Climate change—and efforts to mitigate it—are creating an increasingly uncertain future for businesses. The long-term effects of a warming climate are enormously difficult to predict. In the near term, however, new policies, technologies, and market [...]
“Right now there are no Innovation Nations. But America has the potential to become the first…” Click here for the story.
“The EPA bubbles to the top,” said Jon Hawkins of Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM). “We have to invest hundreds of millions at our coal plant. That elbows out smart grid funding.” Click here for the story.
With the adoption of sensors and connectivity, consumer devices have undergone a revolution: They are no longer one-way, isolated islands. Click here for the story.
Today (9/23/11), on the National Mall in Washington D.C., 19 houses powered by the sun will be open to the public for viewing. The presentation of these homes is part of an event called the Solar Decathlon; a student competition run by the Department of Energy that takes place every two years designed to spur [...]
Change the Game: How a New Energy Alliance for Natural Gas and Digital Power Can Save the Environment and the Economy
Digital Energy is the energy freed up by information and communications technology. It isn’t just incremental energy efficiency – the kind most environmentalists and businesses think of. It is potentially transformative, as my colleague Tachi Kiuchi and I hint at in our book, What We Learned in the Rainforest — Business Lessons from Nature. Digital [...]