How I helped make better solar panels, and how you can

As you might perhaps have read in an earlier blog post, I am giving part of my computer calculation capacities to scientific projects close to my heart such as cancers, AIDS and of course, solar energy via the World Community Grid. As I was wondering if all this energy – and thus money – had… Continue reading How I helped make better solar panels, and how you can

Repairing : make it do, make it last

With the economic downturn, it seems more and more people around the world are willing to throw away the throwaway economy we are living in. Repairing our gadgets and possessions is getting more important. In the Netherlands, up to twenty repair cafes have opened ” a place you take your old, broken-down items, buy a… Continue reading Repairing : make it do, make it last

Apple’s data centers to go 100% renewables

After Microsoft’s pledge to go¬†carbon neutral earlier this month, it was logical to see other IT giants follow suit. The first to clean up and go low carbon is Apple. As Robert¬†McMillan reports in Grist : ” The computer company says that by early next year, the energy used to power its worldwide data centers… Continue reading Apple’s data centers to go 100% renewables

Giving some of my computer time for science

A post from TreeHugger got me thinking : why wouldn’t I give some of my computer time to help advancing research ? I had written about this almost three years ago, and being looking for a job, I often have a computer running. So, a month ago, on August 2nd, I started gathering information on… Continue reading Giving some of my computer time for science