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Magazine: Summer 2011 | Volume 17, No. 4

Mixing things up

DEPARTMENT: Letter from the editor

Mixing things up

We've been experimenting with a new editorial model. Previously, issues of XRDS have been directed by one or two Feature Editors, who have a particular interest in a subject area. For example, James Stanier headed up the "Changing Face of Programming" issue; Michael Bernstein and Inbal Talgam put together the "Comp-YOU-ter" issue on Human Computation. Being an Issue Editor means lots of conversations with the XRDS team to figure out themes, tracking down and inviting experts to contribute articles, and reviewing articles submitted through our online portal.

By Chris Harrison

HTML | In the Digital Library
Tags: GENERAL

Inbox

DEPARTMENT: Inbox

Inbox

By XRDS Staff

HTML | In the Digital Library
Tags: GENERAL, MISCELLANEOUS

Every bit has a cost

Email services at ACM

COLUMN: Benefit

Email services at ACM

By Daniel Gooch

HTML | In the Digital Library
Tags: Organizations

Tips for going green

What a wonderful world<br />ACM student chapters around the globe

Sustainable data centers

SECTION: Features

Sustainable data centers

How Google addresses energy and environment issues as they pertain to its global data centers.

By Bill Weihl, Erik Teetzel, Jimmy Clidaras, Chris Malone, Joe Kava, Michael Ryan

HTML | In the Digital Library
Tags: Database Machines, Installation Management, Servers

Sustainable sensing for a smarter planet

Sustainable sensing for a smarter planet

At what scale is indoor solar harvesting the better primary power source?

By Prabal Dutta

HTML | In the Digital Library
Tags: Data Communications Devices, Network Architecture and Design, Network Operations

Sourcemap

Sourcemap

Industry and consumers need tools to help make decisions that are good for communities and for the environment.

By Leo Bonanni

HTML | In the Digital Library
Tags: Group and Organization Interfaces, On-line Information Services, Programming Environments

GrowFood.org

GrowFood.org

New social media is helping connect students to apprenticeships in the practice of organic farming.

By Ethan Schaffer

HTML | In the Digital Library
Tags: On-line Information Services, Social Issues

Let's split!

Let's split!

Going sustainable by dividing personal transportation into two categories.

By Dan Sturges

HTML | In the Digital Library
Tags: Data Communications Devices, Public Policy Issues, Social Issues

The networked vehicle 1.0

The networked vehicle 1.0

The electric car revolution is back in gear and ready to plug into the mass market.

By Steven Letendre, Willet Kempton, Jasna Tomić

HTML | In the Digital Library
Tags: Network Architecture and Design, Social Issues

In the dark, out in the cold

In the dark, out in the cold

For 30% of the population, lack of access to home-energy monitoring devices translates into a lack of power---in more ways than one.

By Tawanna Dillahunt, Jennifer Mankoff

HTML | In the Digital Library
Tags: On-line Information Services, User Interfaces

Challenges in sustainable human-home interaction

Challenges in sustainable human-home interaction

Building eco-friendly homes with occupant intelligence as the foundation.

By Johnny Rodgers, Lyn Bartram, Rob Woodbury

HTML | In the Digital Library
Tags: On-line Information Services, User Interfaces

OPOWER

OPOWER

Energy efficiency through behavioral science and technology.

By Alex Laskey, Ogi Kavazovic

HTML | In the Digital Library
Tags: Multimedia Information Systems, On-line Information Services, Social Issues

Dialogical encounters

Dialogical encounters

Translating ecological data into arresting images and sound require an artist's touch.

By Tiffany Holmes

HTML | In the Digital Library
Tags: Group and Organization Interfaces, Multimedia Information Systems

Web maps of renewable energy

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory<br />Berkeley, California

Green technology

Rob Bernard

COLUMN: Profile

Rob Bernard

By Robert J. Simmons

HTML | In the Digital Library
Tags: Occupations, Organizational Impacts