Parducci Wine Cellars has converted to 100 percent solar and wind power to run its winery. The company transferred all of its energy needs to non-polluting, renewable sources by supplementing its on-site solar power with Green-E certified wind energy purchased from the Bonneville Environmental Foundation. Parducci says the conversion has done the equivalent of removing 172 cars from the road for a year or planting 242 acres of trees.
Artificially created metamaterials are already appearing in niche applications like electronics, communications, and defense, says a new report from Lux Research. How quickly they become mainstream depends on cost-effective manufacturing methods, which will include additive manufacturing.
Sharon Glotzer and David Pine are hoping to create the first liquid hard drive with liquid nanoparticles that can store 1TB per teaspoon. They aren't the first to find potential data stores, as Harvard researchers have stored 700 TB inside a gram of DNA.
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