As proud media sponsors of the AMD Open Architecture Challenge TreeHugger is dedicated to keeping you guys up to date with what's going on with this ground breaking design competition. First of all we want to introduce you to all three community
Bridges are dangerous in cold climates; because they cool more quickly than regular roads, ice can form when the rest of the road seems safe. More de-icing chemicals are used, which can cause the bridge to deteriorate.
These are the depths to which we will go for oil: 30,000 feet. Grist's Amanda Griscom Little describes the process: First drop that drill through two miles of water, then through 20,000 feet of rock and sediment to find that layer of oil. Finding it
Biomimicry is nothing new to many TreeHuggers, as witnessed by our pick of biomimetic designs here. Or howabout our posts on scientist mimicing the elastic properties of fleas' knees, . For those of you not familiar with the term, it is essentially
"Why is it prohibited? asked the savage....The controller shrugged his shoulders. "Because it is old, that's the chief reason. We haven't any use for old things here."
"Even when they are beautiful?"
"Particularly when they are beautiful. Beauty's
Last week AMD and Open Architecture Network announced their forthcoming collaboration in the form of an international design competition. The AMD Open Architecture Challenge invites architects and designers from all over the world to find ways of
We Treehuggers know there's something big going down. Every week there's more and more clean technology news and we're happy to report it. Bigger wind farms, better solar panels, alternative fuels, and ultra efficient architecture are all part
When looking for signs of the end of the world as we know it, one indicator might be the proliferation of useless devices that consume resources and energy for no apparent purpose. Perhaps the most egregious is this automatic paper towel dispenser:
After gracing us with several eco-oriented features in recent months, including last week's survey on business and climate change, The Economist decided to take on recycling in the current issue's Technology Quarterly section. After first unequivocally
Seeking to capitalize on the growing "green" consumer trend, computer makers such as Dell, by all accounts late entrants to the game, have been staking bold positions and claims. In a recent speech he gave in Europe, Michael Dell, the company's founder
At first blush, it would certainly seem as though genetics and environmental science, even in the context of environmentally-induced human diseases, share little in common. Whereas researchers in the field of genetics have primarily focused their efforts
Notebooks are great but it is hard to keep them cool when there is so little room to move the air around. While Intel and AMD giveth by making cooler, more efficient chips, the video card makers take away by trying to keep up with graphic-intensive
Motor racing isn't the greenest of pursuits, I'll admit. It does seem though, that some positive fuel economy advancements are coming from it. Audi are leading the way with their diesel R10 TDI, which recently won the 12 Hours of Sebring. The car has
You probably know that most companies use computers to provide a variety of business-centric services that are critical to their success. These machines are known as 'servers'. Each server usually performs a single, specific duty; there's the email
Several organizations are working to produce efficient technology at fairly basic levels - the part, the chip, the protocol. Some of the work, such as IBM's constructural theory or reversible computing in general, is still highly theoretical. Others
Is carbon sequestration a promising development for minimizing CO2 emissions, or a "counter-productive red herring?" The jury's still out, but a very early-stage technology being tested by Quebec City's CO2 Solutions could make sequestration a reality,
TreeHugger loves to "how to," from our entire section on How to Go Green to smaller, more DIY-oriented projects like how to build your own 1000 Watt wind turbine or how to make your own biodiesel; it's fun, empowering and can help you green it up on
Who could pass up a magazine with that on the cover? January's Business 2.0 takes a different approach to looking at green companies: it looks at a problem and who is addressing a solution. Problems include global warming (solution? wind turbines from