The Green Show: A day in the life of trash
The Green Show: A day in the life of trash
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The Green Show: A day in the life of trash

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>>[background music] Hey I'm Mark Licea and this week Microsoft and Intel get more efficient. MIT excites with Trash Track and Google wants to pay for your trip to Copenhagen. The Green Show starts now. ^M00:00:13 [ Music ] ^M00:00:19 >>Windows 7 is coming out in just a few weeks along with a whole new line of PC's and in those new machines, new chippos. Our own Natalie Del Conte spoke with Intel on how their new hardware will make Windows 7 run better. Take a look. >>Natalie: Thanks, Mark. I'm here with Brian Fable [assumed spelling] from Intel and he is gonna tell us about how Windows 7 and Intel can help make your laptop more energy efficient. So tell me about how Intel is working with Microsoft to make the Windows 7 experience better. >>[background music] Microsoft has written their software to take specific advantage of our features. We did a demo back in our lab in Santa Claire with Microsoft where we had a high end Core i7 system that had a solid state drive on it and we were able to boot it up from cold in just 11 seconds. >>Natalie: So how does an Intel chip make Windows 7 more energy efficient then? >>Now we're able, based on what you were doing at the computer, to actually turn lights off in individual houses. So if what you're using only requires one or two cords, we'll turn the other ones off. The net results to the user is that the processor is using less energy but more importantly for a laptop user, your battery lasts much longer and we've seen anywhere from a 10 to 20 percent energy savings using our latest Core processors and Microsoft Windows 7. >>Natalie: Well thank you for that. Back to you, Mark. >>Mark: Thanks Natalie. A few months back the Massachusetts Institute of Technology began an experiment to track trash using RF ID tags. The purpose is to help consumers visualize where trash goes once it's picked up. The program released around 3,000 of these electronic tags that report location data in real time. The company waste management is funding the study to examine how waste management can operate more efficiently. The actual results don't sound too exciting but for the purposes of this show, let's try. [background music] A plastic syrup container gets picked up on 51st and Madison. The container then travels south several blocks before heading west where it gets looped around twice. It then reaches the west end of Manhattan, proceeding to cross the Lincoln Tunnel into New Jersey. Yeah, sorry, we got kinda bored but shouldn't a plastic bottle get recycled anyway? But if you care to check out the exhibition or find out more information, visit sensible.mit.edu/trashtrack. Moving right along, representatives around the world are gathering, at the end of the year, in Copenhagen, for the UN Climate Change Convention and Google wants you to be a part of it. Google earth will launch a series of layers where you can visualize the possible impacts that climate change can have on the earth. The company unveiled it's first climate tour, narrated by Al Gore. >>During these tours you will also learn about the range of available solutions. You will visualize a new world of renewable energy >>Mark: Google is also opening a channel on YouTube where anyone can submit questions and thoughts on the subject. The initiative is called raise your voice and videos submitted will be watched and rated on by viewers on the channel. As for an incentive, the top two submissions win a trip to Copenhagen. Have you ever wanted to gather a huge collection of recyclables and then sell them off for profit? Yeah, of course you have. Ecycler is a new site that lets you do just that. The site also connects users with people looking to get rid of their recyclables. Ecycler will point you in the direction of a facility that will exchange your recyclables for cash. You do have to pay a small fee for every lead that a user gets through the site. If you're too cheap to pay the fee, Craigslist works. [background music] Or if that's too dangerous, maybe a dark city back alley. That's it for this week. Write to us, greenshow@cnet.com. I'm Mark Licea, thanks for watchin.

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