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Are the innovations emerging from machine learning sufficient to offset the environmental costs of computing and beyond?

In time, I believe machine learning and artificial intelligence in general are going to make significant contributions to almost everything, but the big questions is whether we’re going to see anything significant in the short-term to make a difference.

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Environment Innovation Science & Physics Technology

Scientists create wood that could compete with concrete and steel

The super-strong wood that could…

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Environment Innovation Science & Physics Technology

Will earthquake-hit Japan herald a “greener” energy future?

With each passing day, the earthquake and tsunami stricken nuclear reactors skirting the wrecked east coast of Japan bring into sharp focus the questions concerning the reliability of nuclear power. Could the events in Japan hasten development of “greener”, sustainable energy technologies?

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Environment Google Innovation Society & Culture Technology

Wising up to “Smart Grid” energy technology

Big industry is wising up to “Smart Grid” energy technologies, to help cut costs and energy waste. But can those same technologies be useful to home owners around the world?

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Environment Rants & Raves Society & Culture

Pandaring to stupidity and not natural selection

Humans are changing the planet. Those that deny this are fools. But there are certain things that we’re simply accelerating, rather than worsening, or destroying. Several different species, including Pandas, are fading fast. But in our attempt to save them from extinction, we neglect the rest…