Earth Week green tech finds (4/21/11)

Article: Earth Week green tech finds (4/21/11)

A new green smart phone, water from diesel, and the dirtiness of your data… your Earth Week green tech finds.

Recyclemania at Dell: The Austin, TX-based computer and electronics maker announced it recycled more than 150 million pounds of e-waste in 2010. (via GreenTech Pastures)
Google, Department of Energy mapping EV charging stations: The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory is working with Google to map electric vehicle charging stations, along with other alternative vehicle fuels. (via Earth Techling)

Green tech finds (4/7/11)

Article: Green tech finds (4/7/11)

T-BOX-2010_liteonaward from jiangqian on Vimeo.

We’ve got mushroom materials this week… plus another upgrade in ENERGY STAR standards, and algae’s potential for cleaning up nuclear wastes…

  • Dell piloting mushroom packaging: I mentioned this development last year… this week, Dell packaging guru Oliver Campbell announced that the company will be piloting use of a mushroom-based packaging materials for shipping products. (Note: Spent a few days in Austin to attend a Dell CAP Day last week… they paid for my trip).

  • Ford’s looking at mushroom-based foam insulation: Yep… a mushroom twofer — Ford’s also considering using Ecovative’s material to replace petroleum-based foams used as insulating material in its cars interior elements.

Magnum sells its archive to Dell

Article: Magnum sells its archive to Dell

One of Henri Cartier-Bresson’s iconic photographs in the Magnum archives.

Michael Dell, founder of Dell Computer, just bought something big. Along with two other investors he purchased the entire archives of Magnum Photos, over 185,000 prints, for an undisclosed amount. Magnum Photos, founded by photographers Robert Capa and Henri Cartier-Bresson (among others) in 1947, relied for many years on the revenue generated from newspaper and magazine licensing, but as newspaper and magazines declined and the move to digital is more or less complete, their capital sunk to the point that they were forced to put their entire archive up for auction – the prints only, not licensing or resale rights.