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Apple Data Center goal is 100% Green

Apple Data Center goal is 100% Green

This week the folks responsible for Apple's building construction efforts have broken ground on a new location in Prineville, Oregon where they've promised a "100% Renewable Energy" data center. This data center would help contain such data as iCloud backups like its soon to be partner facility in Maiden, North Carolina. This center promises to be "even more" environmentally friendly than the center that already exists in Maiden, this new facility out-doing the Maiden's giant solar power array which accounts for 60 percent of the center's power requirements.

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Apple fights Greenpeace over dirty iCloud power report

Apple fights Greenpeace over dirty iCloud power report

Apple has denied claims that its iCloud servers are powered by environmentally-unfriendly energy, accusing Greenpeace of blundering how much electricity it used and where that power came from. Greenpeace had failed Apple in its cloud computing green credentials ranking - along with Microsoft and Amazon - over suggestions that the iCloud server farm was reliant on coal power stations, the Guardian reports. However, Apple argues that Greenpeace has overestimated its power use by a factor of five.

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SpaceX Dragon capsule heads to ISS in late April

SpaceX Dragon capsule heads to ISS in late April

The first commercial spacecraft is set to launch to the ISS at the end of April. SpaceX's Dragon Spacecraft is currently in final processing getting ready to head to the international space station. This historic occasion will mark the first commercial spacecraft to dock with the ISS in its history. It's also one of the most important steps towards America having its own ship to shuttle astronauts to and from the space station.

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Apple to build nation’s largest end-user owned on-site solar plant

Apple to build nation’s largest end-user owned on-site solar plant

Apple is big on green for many reasons. The company uses green power, such as solar energy, to reduce the money spent to power its facilities and because green power causes less pollution. This week Apple published its 2012 Facilities Report and Environmental Update. This report details Apple's environmental footprint. The report shows that in 2011 Apple saved 5,000,000 kWh in Cupertino alone.

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Apple plans solar power for data center

Apple plans solar power for data center

When it comes to reducing the power that large data centers consume a seemingly small reduction can have huge savings in power consumption and the cost of operating the data center. Apple is getting ready to install a large solar panel farm on land it already owns in Maiden, North Carolina. Apple has been issued permits needed in Catawba County to reshape the 171 acres of land it owns adjacent to the data center.

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NASA awards green aviation contest prize to Pipistrel

NASA awards green aviation contest prize to Pipistrel

Google sponsored a green challenge in aviation called the CAFE (Comparative Aircraft Flight Efficiency) Green Flight Challenge. There were a number of aircraft entered in the competition for a chance to win some significant money. The first place prize was $1.35 million and the second place prize was $120,000. The competition was very specific in how the aircraft must perform.

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iOS 4.3 due Dec 13 with News Corp “Daily” recurring subscription APIs?

iOS 4.3 due Dec 13 with News Corp “Daily” recurring subscription APIs?

Apple's iOS 4.2 has only been officially available since Monday, but already talk has turned to its successor, iOS 4.3. According to MacStories' sources, Apple has been planning to launch iOS 4.3 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch on December 13, complete with a new set of APIs supporting recurring subscriptions for App Store apps. These APIs they, and Daring Fireball's Jon Gruber suggest, will be unveiled on December 9 in a joint-event with News Corp, potentially even seeing CEO Rupert Murdoch join Steve Jobs on stage to officially announce the "Daily" digital newspaper.

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Virgin Galactic Launches Eve Into Space, Still Costs $200,000

Virgin Galactic Launches Eve Into Space, Still Costs $200,000

It's been quite awhile since we last heard about Virgin Galactic, the Richard Branson owned arm of space tourism, but this bit of news is pretty exciting. Even if it is still pretty expensive. And we mean that mildly. The maiden voyage of the Enterprise (why does that sound familiar...) happened over the course of Monday, with the help of the WhiteKnightTwo carrier aircraft, codenamed Eve.

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