The UCLA has a graduate-level program focused on teaching architects how to design intelligent robotic buildings. These buildings would be able to change their configuration to adapt to their owners' needs.
If you thought Netflix and iTunes would make optical discs a thing of the past, think again. Facebook has built a storage system from 10,000 Blu-ray discs that holds a petabyte of data and is highly energy-efficient, the company said.
A survey has revealed that 60% of consumers are unaware that on Jan. 1, 40W and 60W incandescent bulbs will join 75W and 100W incandescent bulbs in being phased out of existence. And, other bulbs will soon follow.
Some time ago I had a call with a company that ran data centers they claimed were "green." Their argument for their greenness was they purchased power with green credits, which meant they paid a premium for electricity to fund alternative energy programs. Along with that they had a car park full of solar cells.
The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission's new headquarters integrates many state-of-the-art green technologies, including solar panels and wind turbines. Such IT-driven building designs are minimizing energy consumption while optimizing operations.
Self-driving electric taxis, smart appliances and municipal solar power are all amenities enjoyed by the residents of the futuristic Masdar City in the Middle East. Here's how they'll make their way to the U.S.