Technology & Internet

  • Technology & Internet

    A new study demonstrates how solar power can be used to power the Internet

    Internet usage creates an enormous carbon footprint as a result of the amount of energy required to power computers, servers, as well as other devices. As we continue to increasingly rely on the Internet in our daily lives this carbon footprint will increase. Enter Solar Protocol. It’s a brand new initiative that provides a solution on the issue of limiting carbon emissions when making use of the Internet. Created by researchers at the New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering, the project operates an online platform hosted on more than a dozen volunteer-run and solar-powered servers across the globe from the Caribbean from Africa from Africa to Australia. “Besides being a…