A city being built in Abu Dhabi will serve as a large-scale test for renewable energy. The new zero-emissions city will house 50,000 people and 1,500 businesses but use extremely little energy, and what it does use will come from renewable sources. The initial building is a new research institute that the founders hope will be the seed for the equivalent of a Silicon Valley of the Middle East, only one centered not on information technology but on renewable energy.
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As a result of a severe water shortage in Nevada, officials are promoting dry landscaping or “xeriscaping” to residents. The term comes from the greek word “xeros” which means dry. Xeriscaping is designing with the idea of using less water.
Business Week has just presented its top list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies categorized by industry. Google, 3M, and Nintendo are three companies that show up multiple times.
BusinessWeek magazine published its roundup of the tech industry’s most promising players aged 30 and under. The selection is based on a survey among venture capitalists, magazine’s readers, and the editorial staff. BusinessWeek tries to identify whose ideas and innovations are likely to make the biggest impact on technology in the coming years.
This publication of Eurostat demonstrates, with the aid of the relevant statistics, the progress made in recent years on research, development and innovation activities. Statistics on high-tech industries and knowledge-based services, patents and human resources in science and technology are also widely used to complete the picture.
OneCommunity is a nonprofit organization that serves Northeast Ohio by connecting public and nonprofit institutions to the next-generation fiber-optic network, enabling those institutions to offer enhanced, innovative solutions, and transforming region’s image and economic future by attracting outside investment and creating business and job opportunities.
The city of Trikala in Thessaly, central Greece, will organise the annual global conference of Broadband Cities 2008 in October, following its designation as the host city during the 9th INEC (International Network of e-Communities) conference held in Amsterdam and Almere, Netherlands, host of the Broadband Cities 2007 event.