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Green Data Centers Are Where It’s At

It may be an increasingly digital, electronic and paperless world, but that doesn't mean it doesn't use a lot of energy. In particular, data centers -- those places that store, maintain, and manage all the bits and bytes that keep things humming -- use tremendous amounts of energy. Greening these ce...

The Virtual Workplace: Lean and Green

When collaborating with others in the workplace, physically being there is nice. The fact is, though, that one's physical presence almost always leaves an unavoidable carbon footprint. As an answer to this dilemma, new and emerging collaborative technologies offer a way to be there in spirit, voice ...

Art Galleries Online: Everything Except the White Wine and Snooty Talk

Artists seeking to sell their work and art lovers seeking to buy it need now go no further than their computer. With the rise in online art sales, buying and selling original art can take place entirely online. One such site, Ugallery, was founded by two University of Arizona college students in 200...

Art Online and Beyond

A few years ago, several Google employees got together and asked a fateful question: What if they extended Google's technologies of gathering and archiving information into the world of visual art? The recently launched Google Art Project is the answer to that question, taking one of the broadest s...

Fine Art in a World Gone Digital

It used to be that if you wanted a work of art, you either had to get an original or settle for a less-than-perfect reproduction. Now, however, digital technologies, new printing processes, and the online world have converged to create a whole new world of collectible and affordable prints and repro...

Fiber Optics and Rural Medicine: Healthcare at the Speed of Light

As healthcare professionals rely more on electronic medical records, tests, images, videos and other multimedia files, high-speed broadband networks have increasingly become a necessary way to transfer and move this data. Unfortunately, however, rural hospitals and clinics have had a difficult time...

Signing On to the Digital Handwriting Revolution

Everything's going digital. Why not handwriting? A new generation of digital pens and smartpens is bridging the divide between handwriting on paper and writing on the computer. With digital pens, you have the best of both worlds: You can sit in a meeting and take notes by hand, and then you can uplo...

A Twitter App for Every Purpose Under Heaven

Thanks to Twitter's open API, applications that enhance the tweeting experience have proliferated. From TweetDeck to Tweetie, there's an app for everyone and for every purpose. This diverse world of Twitter apps, however, remains a mystery to some of the site's users. "When you go and buy a car, n...

Open Source Science: A Revolution From Within

Ask anyone in the open source science movement what it's all about, and you're likely to come back to the word that's right there in its name: "open." Open source science is all about open access. To research methods. To data. To scholarly publications. And supporters feel that it's vital to the...

The Flying Penguin: Linux In-Flight Entertainment Systems

If you've used an in-flight entertainment system, known in the airline industry as an "IFE," to watch movies, listen to music, or order food lately, chances are it used Linux as an operating system. You might not know that Linux is the operating system behind what you see on your screen, but it prob...

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Crowdsourcing the Movie-Making Process

Once an expensive, difficult and inaccessible profession to break into, filmmaking has now opened up to the masses. With the digital revolution, anyone with a digital video camera and access to basic editing software can make a film. Along with this accessibility has come a new wave of collaborative...

At Home With Robots: The Coming Revolution

You might not think you have robots in your house, but think again. There's your dishwasher, for instance; you put dishes in it, walk away, and a half hour later they're clean. Same thing with your washing machine. Or your programmable coffeemaker. Though these everyday mechanical devices aren't hum...

By the People: Citizen Involvement the Open Source Way

Everything's going open source nowadays. Why not government? That's precisely the question that some analysts and consultants are asking, along with citizens themselves. President-Elect Barack Obama has begun to implement a bit of open source thinking with his Presidential Transition Project Web sit...

The Cyber Doctor’s Office: Only the Gowns Are Paper

The traditional doctor's office creates a forest of paperwork. Patient charts, records, bills: They're all par for the course in the medical world. Some doctors and clinics, however, are opting to go paperless, or at least almost paperless. Those who do realize numerous benefits, including greater e...

The Power of Crowdsourcing Consumer Reviews

Consumers looking for information about services, products, restaurants or destinations once had to rely on expert reviewers, who would make their site visits, conduct their research, and eventually release their findings to the masses. With the growth of user-generated content, however, everyone is...

The Tech-Savvy Approach to Political Branding

Barack Obama announced his running mate by text message. John McCain's putting up YouTube videos. Mayoral candidates are doing robocalling. And just about everyone running for public office has a blog. Clearly, the campaign landscape has gone high-tech. New technologies are helping candidates to con...

Wikis Within the Enterprise: Serious Collaboration

Wikis began as free, open, public spaces for anyone at all to contribute and share their knowledge, expertise and wisdom. Businesses have begun to recognize, however, the power of the wiki model for accomplishing internal collaborative tasks, like revising HR documents, producing specifications, and...

Wikis in Education: Teaching Students to Share Knowledge

Teaching and learning have always had a collaborative element, but wiki technology has in recent years made collaboration central to the method of many educators. Since they can be edited by anyone with access to them, education wikis are ever-changing and evolving documents that ideally represent t...

Money Talks: Wikis for Investment and Finance

Wikis are sprouting up everywhere, so it's not surprising that the world of investing, finance, business and money management is getting in on the act. If you're looking for stock tips, industry analysis, information about how to start a home business, or advice about paying off credit card debt, yo...

A Voice for Tech: Carly Fiorina’s Political Ambitions

If John McCain wanted a strong woman on his side, he couldn't have done much better than Carly Fiorina, the former CEO of HP who has recently been making a name for herself on the political scene. Fiorina has been serving as an economic adviser and advocate for the McCain campaign, and there have be...

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