Google Signs A 407 MW Wind Energy Deal For Its Iowa Data Center

It's Earth Day, so there isn't a company on the Internet that isn't trying to brandish its green image. Apple led the charge earlier this week and today, Google announced that it has inked a deal with MidAmerican Energy to supply its $1.

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Google Signs A 407 MW Wind Energy Deal For Its Iowa Data Center

It's Earth Day, so there isn't a company on the Internet that isn't trying to brandish its green image. Apple led the charge earlier this week and today, Google announced that it has inked a deal with MidAmerican Energy to supply its $1.

Amazon Invests In 150MW Indiana Wind Farm To Power Its Data Centers

Amazon today announced that it is working with the Pattern Energy Group to construct and operate a 150 megawatt wind farm in Benton County, Indiana. The new wind farm will go online in about a year and the expectation is that it will supply at least 500,000 megawatt hours of wind power annually.

Google Commits $100M To Help Finance Residential Solar Installs With SunPower

Fresh off its agreement to purchase up to 407 MW of wind power for its Iowa data center, Google today announced that it has committed $100 million to create a new fund to help finance the purchase of residential solar installations with SunPower Corporation. The fund,

The Most Isolated Town on Earth Needs a Radical Redesign 

Smack dab in the middle of the South Atlantic Ocean, 1,000 miles from human civilization, lies one of the most isolated towns in the world. It’s called Tristan da Cunha, and for the first time, it’s looking to the outside world to plan its future.Read more...

How Burrowing Owls Lead To Vomiting Anarchists (Or SF’s Housing Crisis Explained)

The Santa Clara Valley was some of the most valuable agricultural land in the entire world, but it was paved over to create today’s Silicon Valley.

42 Visions For Tomorrow From The Golden Age of Futurism

It's 2015. But sometimes it feels like our futuristic dreams are stuck in the 1950s and 60s. And there's actually a good reason for that.Read more...

Pitching a $99 tax advisory service for the masses, Visor has raised $9 million

The only sure things in this life, according to Ben Franklin, are death and taxes. And a new startup called Visor has just raised $9 million in financing to make one of them as painless as possible. Unlike Nectome, Visor won’t kill anyone,

The Criterion Collection is launching its own streaming service

When WarnerMedia announced last month that it would be shutting down its streaming service FilmStruck, the team at the Criterion Collection said it would be looking for a new digital home. Today, Criterion announced that it will be building that home itself — namely,

Tesla has opened up Model 3 orders to customers in China

Tesla is now taking orders for the Model 3 from customers in China, according to its website. Reuters was the first to report that Tesla is taking orders in China. Tesla won’t confirm or comment on the information published on its own China-focused website.

Gift Guide: The best gear for that friend who wants to start a podcast

Welcome to TechCrunch’s 2018 Holiday Gift Guide! Need more gift ideas? Check out our Gift Guide Hub. “How do I start a podcast?” As the producer of the TechCrunch podcast Equity, I get this question all the time. Fortunately, it’s easier than ever to get your voice out there,

Stoop aims to improve your news diet with an easy way to find and read newsletters

Stoop is looking to provide readers with what CEO Tim Raybould described as “a healthier information diet.” To do that, it’s launched an iOS and Android app where you can browse through different newsletters based on category, and when you find one you like,

Cryptocurrency chill causes mining speculator Nvidia’s stock to plunge

The cryptocurrency market is an exciting one, but it's also unpredictable — and when things go south, they take related businesses with them. Nvidia, a hardware giant that has been riding the cryptocurrency wave,

Reading List: Podcasting

I argued in my recent post What’s Next for Podcasting? that we’re at a pivot point where podcasting is becoming a mainstream content format for all types of shows and creators as Hollywood enters the fray. There’s a surge of interest by both creatives and businesspeople in podcasts right now,

High School Students End The Scourge Of Watery Ketchup With 3D Printing

Kids these days! If they're not wilding and smoking doobies, they're using CAD/CAM software and a lot of engineering insight to build a ketchup bottle cap that ensures that you will never have to deal with the messy separated liquid that squirts out before the actual ketchup does. Read More

LookFor Kickstarts A Colored Flashing Light For Your Smarphone Screen – Seriously

If you want to find someone at a big event, it’s difficult. “I’m by the big orange thing sort of next to the pretzel vendor kinda” is pretty standard fare for communicating your whereabouts.

Google To Offer Mobile App Install Ads In Search And YouTube; Expands App Deep Linking To AdWords

Google is announcing today its plans to offer app install ads on mobile search and YouTube, following moves made by other tech industry companies, including Facebook and more recently Yahoo and Twitter.

灵芝真的灵吗?

如果要说出一种具有神奇疗效的草药,很多人都会想到灵芝。麻姑用它酿酒为西王母献寿,白素贞偷了它来让许仙起死回生,更不用说大批武侠和神怪小说都用它为主角"提升若干年的修行"。

Inside Jobs:Fitbit的蒂姆·罗伯茨认为打造团队就像打造摇滚乐队一样

蒂姆·罗伯茨(Tim Roberts)在儿时曾希望成为一名艺术家。今天,作为一名成年人,他已成为个人健康跟踪产品创业公司Fitbit的互动与设计副总裁。 从表面上来看,他当前的工作与儿时的理想背道而驰。

第28种对人类生命至关重要的元素 - 溴

长期以来人们认为,有27种化学元素对人类生命至关重要。现在,又发现了第28种——溴元素。

Android Wear First Look: Samsung and LG Put Alerts on Your Wrist

Android Wear is here. When Google first unveiled its wearable platform in May, the products looked impressive, but they hadn't been seen in the wild. At Google I/O 2014, the first Android Wear devices, the LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live, are out and proud.

[视频]只有微笑才能打开的电视 Smile TV提醒你保持笑容

比起提供逗趣的电视内容,艺术家David Hedberg希望通过另一种方法来令收看电视的观众保持微笑。Smile TV可以用更直接的方法使收看该电视的人保持笑容:只有保持微笑的表情,电视上才会出现内容。

艺龙2014年第二季度财报

北京2014年8月8日电 /美通社/ -- 处于中国领先地位的移动和在线旅行公司艺龙旅行网(NASDAQ: LONG)今天发布了未经审计的2014年第二季度财报。

【搞笑诺奖】神经科学奖:看,那里有张脸!

当有人在烤焦了的面包上看到耶稣的脸时,他的脑子里发生了什么?2014年的搞笑诺贝尔神经科学奖颁给了多伦多大学的李康教授,他和同事研究了人脸空想性错视的神经机制。

Chelsea Peretti Suspects Internet Trolls Are Sweet Grannies IRL

Chelsea Peretti sat down with Conan O'Brien on Thursday and explained how it's been a whirlwind since Brooklyn Nine-Nine's Golden Globe winCase in point: A sweet old lady turned to her on an airplane recently and, with a smile, let Peretti know her show is juvenile and awful. Gee, thanks! See also:

加州大学伯克利分校:研究显示摩托车手钻车缝更安全更快捷

一项新的研究显示,摩托车手在2条车道之间的车缝上行驶,可以让自己以及2条车道上所有人的通勤速度更快。同时,钻车缝也让摩托车手驾车更加安全,避免被汽车追尾造成事故。

斯诺登炫耀:在俄罗斯过得“好极了”

美报称,斯诺登希望让所有人——特别是批评他的人——知道他在俄罗斯过得很好,并且他的神智也很清醒。

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