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Sweden: Facebook Announces First Data Center with Rapid Deployment Design | TheNextWeb.com

Sweden: Facebook Announces First Data Center with Rapid Deployment Design | TheNextWeb.com | Manufacture and manufacturing design | Scoop.it

 

Facebook today announced plans to build the first data center using its new “rapid deployment data center” (RDDC) design, its most efficient method to build a data center yet. It will be located in a second building at the company’s existing campus in Luleå, Sweden, the location of the social network’s first international data center.

 

At this year’s summit for the Open Compute Project (OCP), Facebook previewed the RDDC design (video embedded below and full 97-page presentation available here). The company says it expects the new approach to data center design will enable it to construct and deploy new capacity twice as fast as its previous approach, will prove to be much more site-agnostic, and will greatly reduce the amount of material used during construction.

 

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The concept is all about treating the building of a data center less like a construction project and more like a manufactured product.

 
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Elon Musk says Tesla will unveil a new kind of battery to power your home

Tesla didn't ship nearly as many cars this quarter as it had projected, but CEO Elon Musk remained upbeat during today's earnings call as he let some details slip about a brand new product....
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Why Elon Musk's Batteries Scare the Hell Out of the Electric Company - Bloomberg

Why Elon Musk's Batteries Scare the Hell Out of the Electric Company - Bloomberg | Manufacture and manufacturing design | Scoop.it
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Europe's intermodal freight at a standstill

Europe's intermodal freight at a standstill | Manufacture and manufacturing design | Scoop.it
EurActiv Eurostat: intermodal freight at a standstill EurActiv EU initiatives to better integrate and improve connectivity between road, rail and waterways have failed to yield any significant results, according to the latest Eurostat data on...

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In 2012, 74,5% of freight travelled by road in the EU28, a level that “has remained almost unchanged since 2007,” according to a  report released on 1 October. Shares of rail (18.6%) and inland waterways (6.9%) in freight transport also barely budged over the period.

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Google to build gigantic 120-megawatt data center in the Netherlands | David Meyer | GigaOM Tech News

Google to build gigantic 120-megawatt data center in the Netherlands | David Meyer | GigaOM Tech News | Manufacture and manufacturing design | Scoop.it

Google is set to build an enormous data center in Eemshaven, in the Dutch province of Groningen. According to local reports, it will invest €600 million ($772 million) in the project over four years.

The company already uses a TCN-owned, 20-megawatt data center in Eemshaven, which pitches itself as an ideal location for such things – it has access to many kinds of renewable energy, it’s a landing station for international internet cables and it has a mild climate that’s conducive to cheaper cooling.

According to De Telegraaf, the new 120-megawatt data center will create 100 to 200 new jobs in Groningen. Construction will begin in 2016. Apple has also reportedly considered siting a new data center there, and Microsoft is also building a large new data center in Middenmeer, Noord-Holland.

 

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According to a Google blog post, the company will continue using its rented facility in Eemshaven. The new 120-megawatt data center will create around 150 permanent jobs in Groningen. Construction will begin in 2016 and the facility should be fully operational by the end of 2017. Apple has also reportedly considered siting a new data center there, and Microsoft is also building a large new data center in Middenmeer, Noord-Holland.

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Cradle to Cradle Marketplace First Online Store Dedicated to Circular Economy Products | Sustainable Brands

Cradle to Cradle Marketplace First Online Store Dedicated to Circular Economy Products | Sustainable Brands | Manufacture and manufacturing design | Scoop.it
The concept of a circular economy has been on the fringes of market development for a while now, but a boost could come from the recent launch of the Cradle to Cradle Marketplace, the first online store to support the circular economy, selling only C2C-certified products (products in which their full life-cycle has been taken into account).
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New Report By JWT Examines The Circular Economy | Ads of the ...

New Report By JWT Examines The Circular Economy | Ads of the ... | Manufacture and manufacturing design | Scoop.it
JWT's trendspotting team has just released its latest trend report, "The Circular Economy," which explores the revival of an alternative economic mode.

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Why China wants to build a railway across South America

Why China wants to build a railway across South America | Manufacture and manufacturing design | Scoop.it
China's president Xi Jinping wants to build a railway across South America, Beijing's latest major infrastructure proposal for a region that it has been drawing closer to both economically and politically. Xi, on a tour through the region this week, suggested that China, Peru and Brazil form a work group to lay plans for a railway link...

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Employment, business economics and life style improvements should be the results.

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France Passes Anti-Amazon Law Eliminating Free Shipping; Amazon Responds With 0.01 Euro Shipping Fees | Techdirt.com

France Passes Anti-Amazon Law Eliminating Free Shipping; Amazon Responds With 0.01 Euro Shipping Fees | Techdirt.com | Manufacture and manufacturing design | Scoop.it

In a long-running legal battle that stretches back nearly a decade, Amazon has again emerged as the winner, despite both a court ruling and legislation against it.

In 2004, France's bookstores took the company to court over its discounts and free shipping, arguing that the online retailer was killing off local businesses. Three years later, the court emerged with a ruling that declared Amazon would have to start charging for shipping or face a 1,000 euro per day fine until it did. Amazon chose the latter option, opting to allow aggrieved merchants (and press covering the legal battle) to provide it with some very low-cost press.

Since that strategy didn't pay off, French retailers began pushing for a law aimed at all online retailers -- but most specifically Amazon -- that would make it illegal to offer free shipping to French book purchasers. This was on top of an existing law (put into force in 1981) that forbade anything more than a 5% discount on new titles. This new law forces Amazon to charge for shipping or face being banned from selling in France completely, along with stripping away the 5% discount.

No doubt this was seen as a huge victory for all the local stores that managed to weather the last 10 years of low-level, government-aided price fixing. It probably felt like one, too, right up until Amazon announced its new shipping rate.

 

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5 Applications For Graphene, The 'Wonder Material,' That Could Change The Way We Live

5 Applications For Graphene, The 'Wonder Material,' That Could Change The Way We Live | Manufacture and manufacturing design | Scoop.it
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Vidéo : l'incroyable usine qu'Airbus prépare pour 2025

Vidéo : l'incroyable usine qu'Airbus prépare pour 2025 | Manufacture and manufacturing design | Scoop.it
Automatisée à l'extrême, ergonomique, flexible, intégralement numérisée avant de sortir de terre… l'usine qu'Airbus a présenté lors des journées de l'innovation de l'avionneur (les 10 et 11 juin) laisse pantois. "Chacune de ces technos correspond à une brique technologique existante ou en développement" , assure pourtant Michel Roboam, directeur de l'ingénierie de production du groupe. Dans son viseur : 2025. Visite vidéo de l'outil de production du futur.
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3D Printing from Recycled Ocean Plastic - YouTube

PlasticBank.org has printed the world's first 3D printing filament from recycled ocean plastic. The video shows the journey of collecting the plastic from th... (@PlasticBank removed plastic waste from the ocean & recycled it into 3d printing.
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Should Warehouses Invest in Solar Energy?

Should Warehouses Invest in Solar Energy? | Manufacture and manufacturing design | Scoop.it

Going forward US commercial and industrial firms should expect to pay higher utility rates.  In the US electric energy policy and prices are set at the state level, so we have 50+ policies that are not necessarily aligned. But utility business models are going to be disrupted by renewables. At the same time the federal government will soon propose regulations that could force many coal power plants now operating to close. Utilities that must to invest in new generating capacity to replace it will end up passing that cost to their customers.

As more utility customers reduce their energy purchases by substituting their own (daytime-only) solar energy production, customers will also have to pay much more for the 24/7 service level which falls on the utility companies. 


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Should Warehouses Invest in Solar Energy? #solarenergy

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Innovation, Meet Regulation: How Flash Boys, Uber And Tesla Are Breaking All The Rules

Innovation, Meet Regulation: How Flash Boys, Uber And Tesla Are Breaking All The Rules | Manufacture and manufacturing design | Scoop.it
Ten years ago there were 2 or 3 major regulators that most big companies had to deal with; now there are hundreds, creating a global patchwork of complex, often contradictory corporate compliance hurdles for multinational companies. For those of us tasked with helping our businesses navigate this constantly changing landscape, it’s going to be an incredibly interesting ride. And surely one in which compliance with seemingly endless new regulatory changes is going to be a fact of life.
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Le graphène: prometteur pour convertir la lumière en électricité

Le graphène: prometteur pour convertir la lumière en électricité | Manufacture and manufacturing design | Scoop.it

Des chercheurs de l'Institut des Sciences Photoniques de Barcelone (ICFO) ont mis en évidence, dans le cadre d'un projet international, que le graphène est un matériau performant pour convertir l'énergie lumineuse en courant électrique. L'expérience qu'ils ont réalisée démontre que pour chaque photon absorbé, plusieurs électrons "chauds" sont produits. Ces derniers, une fois canalisés, peuvent donner naissance à un courant électrique. Si de nombreuses étapes restent à franchir avant de contrôler tout le processus, le travail présenté ouvre des perspectives prometteuses.

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La Chine inaugure sa «Nouvelle route de la soie» (et le trajet en train le plus long du monde)

La Chine inaugure sa «Nouvelle route de la soie» (et le trajet en train le plus long du monde) | Manufacture and manufacturing design | Scoop.it
Le 18 novembre, un train de fret est parti de la ville de Yiwu dans l’est de la Chine pour rejoindre Madrid 21 jours plus tard en passant par l’Asie centrale, ce qui en fait la ligne de chemin de fer la plus longue en service (13.000 kilomètres). La ville de départ est une place de marché...
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Mobile Hybrid Technology to Bring Cheaper Power to Billions

Mobile Hybrid Technology to Bring Cheaper Power to Billions | Manufacture and manufacturing design | Scoop.it

ccording to statistics, roughly 20 percent of the world population — some 1.3 billion people — exist without access to an electrical grid. The vast majority live in developing nations and rely on diesel generators to provide primary power. This is a costly proposition, considering the lengthy supply chain involved in getting the necessary fuel. The recent announcement of a partnership between Ideal Power and EnerDel hopes to make life both easier and more affordable for that billion-plus population.


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Taxi firm Uber to deliver groceries

Taxi firm Uber to deliver groceries | Manufacture and manufacturing design | Scoop.it
Taxi firm Uber is trialling a same-day delivery service for more than 100 grocery goods in Washington DC.
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Can Tech in Oakland Become More Inclusive?

Can Tech in Oakland Become More Inclusive? | Manufacture and manufacturing design | Scoop.it
Not long after Jeff Wilcox abandoned his federally quashed medical pot farm business, the entrepreneur scanned his seven-acre facility on Oakland's central waterfront, trying to...
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When Robots Come for Our Jobs, Will We Be Ready to Outsmart Them? | Opinion | WIRED

When Robots Come for Our Jobs, Will We Be Ready to Outsmart Them? | Opinion | WIRED | Manufacture and manufacturing design | Scoop.it
To survive in this new environment, we human beings must foster high-level cognitive or emotional skills, and find jobs that require them.
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New European circular economy package fails to hit radical note needed

New European circular economy package fails to hit radical note needed | Manufacture and manufacturing design | Scoop.it
Landfill bans and more recycling - the European Commission's attempts to lay foundations for circular economy ignore more ambitious aims of redesign, repair and reuse
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Daimler Demonstrates a Self-Driving Truck

Daimler Demonstrates a Self-Driving Truck | Manufacture and manufacturing design | Scoop.it
The Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025 shown in eastern Germany is designed to steer itself at highway speeds, but allows a driver to intervene.
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With Uber, Less Reason to Own a Car

With Uber, Less Reason to Own a Car | Manufacture and manufacturing design | Scoop.it
Ride-sharing services have the potential to change the way people get around cities — and could help lower emissions and free up space for housing.
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How 3D printing will change the way we shop

How 3D printing will change the way we shop | Manufacture and manufacturing design | Scoop.it
An online jewelry shop now lets you 3D-print versions of rings to try on to see what cut and size gem you'd like. Is this the future of retail?
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Le chinois Zhejiang Jinda va aménager une zone industrielle dédiée au textile en Ethiopie - Ecofin

Le chinois Zhejiang Jinda va aménager une zone industrielle dédiée au textile en Ethiopie - Ecofin | Manufacture and manufacturing design | Scoop.it
La société chinoise Zhejiang Jinda Flax Llc va aménager une...
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Bacteria Soon to Grow Photovoltaic Cells?

Bacteria Soon to Grow Photovoltaic Cells? | Manufacture and manufacturing design | Scoop.it

One of the major drawbacks of solar power generation remains the high cost of raw materials needed to manufacture photovoltaic cells.
A team of researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, taking their cue from nature, have released a new study that shows that organic materials can be used to conduct electricity and emit different colors of light. The researchers took their inspiration from natural materials such as bone, which is a matrix of non-organic minerals and other substances, including living cells, and have managed to stimulate bacterial cells to produce biofilms that can incorporate nonliving materials, such as gold nanoparticles and quantum dots. 


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