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Science ‘ghost town’ to test out green technologies

Science ‘ghost town’ to test out green technologies

It will be 52 square kilometres across and big enough to house 35,000 people. But a brand new city set to be built in the middle of the New Mexico desert is going to be pretty quiet: no one’s going to live there. Instead the $200 million facility – known as the Center – is […]

Tropical Storm Irene passes over New York

Tropical Storm Irene, recently downgraded from a hurricane, passed over New York City at about 0900 local time (1300 UTC) on Sunday, bringing heavy rain and winds up to 65 miles per hour (96.6 km/h). Flooding has been reported in New York City, where the Hudson River spilled over its banks into Manhattan and the […]

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Magnitude 5.8 earthquake in Virginia felt up and down U.S. east coast.

A 5.8 earthquake struck 4 miles southwest of Mineral, Virginia, 80 miles south of Washington D.C., at 1:51 p.m. EDT (17:51 UTC) and lasted for 15–30 seconds. The quake had a magnitude of 5.8 with an epicenter 27 miles (43 km) east of Charlottesville, Virginia. A 2.8 aftershock was reported at 2:46 pm EDT (18:46 […]

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‘Apple’s data is dirtiest,’ says Greenpeace

In a report on cloud computing issued this week, the environmental group Greenpeace rated ten top Internet companies, including Apple, Google, Twitter and Amazon, on several factors such as each company’s willingness to be transparent by providing information on its energy sources and the energy efficiency of its data centers. In the report entitled “How […]

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