Designer Knut Karlsen's idea of integrating flexi solar cells onto rechargeable batteries could be a more immediate solution to reducing our carbon footprint.
Baby polar bear, Knut, to help campaign against global warming with book and website.
While some progress has been made ahead of next month's climate change talks, there will still be plenty of big tangles in Copenhagen, observers say.
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The consortium behind the standard for faster external hard drives hopes to revamp eSATA this year so it can carry power, not just data.
Solid-state drives aren't just faster than hard disk drives. They also offer better power savings, according to an Intel presentation given Tuesday.
Chipmaker uses its developer forum to show off solid-state drives that will ship later this year, while an Intel fellow describes his "addiction" to the drives.
The Knol project for sharing and storing bits of information hasn't set the world afire. But it's cheap to run, has some potential, and shouldn't be written off yet.
Solid state drive makers say upcoming devices will be address power efficiency more aggressively.