Student Discovers That the Government Could Save $400 Million Simply By Switching Typefaces

March 31, 2014 by  
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How important are the little details? Just ask the middle school student in Pittsburgh who discovered that the government could save $400 million dollars just by change the typeface it uses. Suvir Mirchandani, inspired by a class project on saving ink, discovered that by switching from Times New Roman to Garamond, his school could reduce ink use by a quarter. Applying that information to the government, he found that it could slash its ink usage by a similar margin and save $400 million. Read the rest of Student Discovers That the Government Could Save $400 Million Simply By Switching Typefaces Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: font ink use , Government cost savings , government fonts , government ink usage , Government printing , government saves money switching typefaces , Government saving ink , government spending , government typefaces , saving ink , saving money , student projects , switching fonts , switching typefaces , typeface ink use , typefaces        

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Student Discovers That the Government Could Save $400 Million Simply By Switching Typefaces

OsmoBlue Discovers a New Way to Turn Waste Heat into Electricity

May 21, 2013 by  
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The heat emitted from waste incinerators, refineries, and data processors could soon become much more useful, thanks to a discovery by the startup OsmoBlue . The Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne Laboratory of Microsystems startup has found a way to convert waste heat over 30 degrees Celsius into electricity that could be used to heat buildings and even power the machines that produce the heat in the first place, Read the rest of OsmoBlue Discovers a New Way to Turn Waste Heat into Electricity Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne , converting heat into energy , data processors , epfl laboratory of microsystems , gas or steam into electricity , heat over 30 degrees can be turned into electricity , osmoblue , refineries , turning heat in the form of air , using osmosis to convert heat into electricity , waste incinerators , water issues        

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NASA Team Discovers Massive Algal Bloom Under Arctic Ice

June 11, 2012 by  
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A NASA team, led by a leading biologist from Stanford University , have found an phytoplankton bloom beneath ice in the Arctic. The team believes the algae is a result of major changes in Arctic ecosystems as the planet warms. The discovery was made by the 2011 NASA-sponsored  ICESCAPE expedition under the Chukchi Sea, and it has caused scientists to completely rethink how Arctic ecosystems work and what the future holds for the region. Read the rest of NASA Team Discovers Massive Algal Bloom Under Arctic Ice Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: algal bloom , arctic ecosystem , Chukchi Sea ice , icescape , nasa icescape , phytoplankton bloom , stanford university

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