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Tom Raftery's newsletter - Issue #10

Well, we've made it to issue 10 of the newsletter - phew! Thanks everyone for your feedback, and cont

Tom Raftery

May 20 · Issue #10 · View online
Tom Raftery's weekly newsletter - with stories from the worlds of IoT, Energy, and cleantech

Well, we’ve made it to issue 10 of the newsletter - phew! Thanks everyone for your feedback, and continued interest in my weekly stories and musings
Another week, another batch of stories… 

The Internet of Things (IoT)
Intel has looked into the tealeaves and decided that the way of the future is the Internet of Things, and data centres - no surprise there, the two are obviously very closely related
While blockchain is being touted as a way of securing the integrity of the Internet of Things
Intel shifts focus to data centre and Internet of Things
How blockchain will defend the Internet of Things
Two great stories surfaced in the energy space this week - in the first is a study by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory into the benefits of solar power, and the positive outcomes surprised even me!
While the second story reveals that Portugal managed to supply its entire energy needs 100% from renewables for over four days this week
Solar power is already saving lives in the US. Here's how
Portugal runs for four days straight on renewable energy alone
IBM announced this week that they have added a Zika project to its World Community Grid - allowing anyone with a computer to help find a treatment for the disease. I signed up, and you should too
While Microsoft issued one of the clearest, statements of corporate sustainability I have ever read - kudos to them. This is great to see
Zika Treatment Search Launched, Fueled By IBM's World Community Grid
Greener datacenters for a brighter future: Microsoft’s commitment to renewable energy
News on the climate front is less positive - at our current trajectory, we’re on route to 1.5C of global warming in just over 5 years
And, as if to prove that, India recorded a record breaking 51C yesterday - 51C? - Youza, that’s hot!
Analysis: Only five years left before 1.5C carbon budget is blown
India records its hottest temperature ever: 123.8 degrees Fahrenheit (51 degrees C)
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