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Green tech finds, 10/20/11

Green tech finds, 10/20/11

Underground skyscrapers, smart windows and more problems with natural gas drilling: Your green tech finds for the week.

Charge your car with your phone: Well, not exactly, but a new app developed by IBM and Swiss utility EKZ allows for better management of when your electric vehicle is charged and what sources of energy are used to charge it. Find out more in the video above. (via @greeneconpost)

The grain silo hotel: While not as green as it could be (because the structures used were built for the project), Silo Stay, a nine-unit New Zealand hotel built from grain silos…

Green tech finds (12/30/10)

Green tech finds (12/30/10)

For our last green tech finds of the year, we’ve got some predictions (of course), as well as new thoughts on tobacco, and high praise for white roofs.

  • Green tech predictions: IBM’s fifth annual “Next Five in Five” list of tech predictions has four items with a green bent, including much more efficient “breathing” batteries, and environmental data collection from all of us via our phones and other devices. (via Information Week)

  • Green tech hopes: Heather Clancy at GreenTech Pastures isn’t going so far as to make predictions, but has a thorough list of stories she’d really like to write in 2011.

Just what do you think you're doing, Alex?

Just what do you think you're doing, Alex?

Remember HAL 9000?  The deadly T-2000?  Sensitive David?  The Nexus 6 replicants?  Cylons?  Reaching even further back, there’s Gort, Maria…even Robby!  It wasn’t too long ago that computers and robots which paralleled or exceeded human ability were reserved exclusively for sci-fi and fantasy films.  It’s a familiar story: man makes machine.  Man is served by…