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Microsoft predicts China's air pollution with data analysis

The company has launched an air quality mobile app for users in China

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Computer chips made of wood promise greener electronics

U.S. and Chinese researchers propose high-performance chips that can biodegrade

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To push electric cars, Seoul rolls out portable chargers with RFID

The chargers allow drivers to juice up their batteries at residential parking lots rather than dedicated stations

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Apple focuses on making supply chain in China more green

Apple has previously faced accusations of failing to monitor the environmental conditions at its suppliers

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Ideovitra seeks to slay PC power vampires with SensyBee smart switch

Sitting between a PC and a wall outlet, SensyBee can turn a PC off completely, potentially saving up to 50 watts.

Flying around the world without a drop of fuel

An airplane powered completely by the sun took off Monday embarking on an around the world flight.

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Ex-Facebook engineer launches startup to tackle server management

Coolan will aggregate data from all its customers and use it to provide server analytics

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Apple's massive solar farm could power its entire California operations

The company expects "very significant savings" from the plant in Monterey County

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West Africa turns into dumping ground for e-waste

Problem compounded by the fact that most countries do not have e-waste recycling facilities

Solar-powered airplane's first global journey has stops in US, India and China

An airplane powered entirely by the sun will start a 5-month journey around the world in late February or early March.

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Power company plugs data center directly into high-voltage grid

Locating it directly on a 230-kilovolt transmission line provides abundant, high-quality power

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IO splits in two, solving an identity crisis

The company expects to grow faster and attract more investors as two separate businesses

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Panasonic opens smart town targeting zero-emission houses

Electric vehicles, solar panels and security cameras abound in the Fujisawa Sustainable Smart Town

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AT&T to pay $23.8 million to settle California dumping complaint

The company also agreed to implement environmental compliance measures over the next five years

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Facebook gives its server racks a Tesla touch

It's using lithium-ion batteries, like those in electric cars, to replace lead-acid batteries for backup power

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China's toxic e-waste capital is cleaning up its act

Guiyu, sometimes called the world's most poisonous town, is trying to clean itself up

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Apple bans two chemicals from product assembly after protests

Apple has found no widespread use of n-hexane and benzene at final assembly facilities for its products, but the company has still elected to not use the chemicals in those processes anymore.

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