DEPARTMENT: Letter from the editor
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
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
At what scale is indoor solar harvesting the better primary power source?
By Prabal Dutta
Industry and consumers need tools to help make decisions that are good for communities and for the environment.
By Leo Bonanni
New social media is helping connect students to apprenticeships in the practice of organic farming.
By Ethan Schaffer
Going sustainable by dividing personal transportation into two categories.
By Dan Sturges
The electric car revolution is back in gear and ready to plug into the mass market.
By Steven Letendre, Willet Kempton, Jasna Tomić
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
Building eco-friendly homes with occupant intelligence as the foundation.
By Johnny Rodgers, Lyn Bartram, Rob Woodbury
Energy efficiency through behavioral science and technology.
By Alex Laskey, Ogi Kavazovic
Translating ecological data into arresting images and sound require an artist's touch.
By Tiffany Holmes