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Microsoft Research Proposes Heating Your House with "Data Furnaces"

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 02:12 AM
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A smarter way to keep warm. Image credit Lewis Hine , Library of Congress Server farms create a lot of heat, and use a lot of electricity to cool the computers. (In 2006, the IT industry used 61 billion kWh) Meanwhile, in much of North America, a lot more energy is used to heat our homes. (154 billion kWh) Scientists at Microsoft Research and the University of Virginia have a clever idea: Distribute those servers and put that waste heat to work in our homes. ... Read the full story on TreeHugger




 

 


 

 

 
 
 
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