Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Google Solar Panel Project

In the last 24 hours, Google produced 9,900 kilowatt-hours of electricity from the sun.

Google has installed over 90% of the 9,212 solar panels that comprise the 1,600 kilowatt project. Panels cover the rooftops of eight buildings and two newly constructed solar carports at the Googleplex. This installation is projected to produce enough electricity for approximately 1,000 California homes or 30% of Google's peak electricity demand in our solar powered buildings at our Mountain View, CA headquarters.

Google provide a status page to monitor and share the day to day production of clean, renewable energy from our very own rooftops. Keep checking in to see how they're doing.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Fantastic: Microsoft Photosynth

When was the last time you've got excited by a Microsoft application? Maybe you will say "today" after watching the video below...

Microsoft Photosynth takes a large collection of photos of a place or an object, analyzes them for similarities, and then displays the photos in a reconstructed three-dimensional space, showing you how each one relates to the next.

Watch the short video below to see some of the amazing ways technology will change the way you interact with your images in the future. Firstly, it presents Seadragon, which is another incubation project about navigating through visual information with a speed independent of the size or number of objects. Then, it will show the fantastic Microsoft Photosynth...

How did you find it?