What we're reading: green building challenge

Summary:20 million OLPCs; Toronto's smarter airport; brain-inspired computer; Saudi Arabia meets GE; EPA 'Biggest Loser.'

1.) One Laptop Per Child says it will provide laptops to 20 million African students by 2015.

2.) Toronto's Pearson airport enlists IBM to make operations at kiosks, check-in counters and gates more efficient.

3.) A molecule-sized Michigan Tech computer mimics the human brain.

4.) General Electric partners with Saudi Arabia to bolster the nation's energy, healthcare, transportation and water sectors.

5.) A new EPA challenge pits 14 buildings against each other to see which one can use the least amount of energy.

This post was originally published on Smartplanet.com

Topics: Innovation


Andrew Nusca is a former writer-editor for ZDNet and contributor to CNET. He is also the former editor of SmartPlanet, ZDNet's sister site about innovation. He writes about business, technology and design now but used to cover finance, fashion and culture. He was an intern at Money, Men's Vogue, Popular Mechanics and the New York Daily Ne... Full Bio

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