Smart Planet: Fukushima Now a Global Disaster

Fukushima nuclear disaster now global environmental problem The Japanese government has asked for help — but is the plea two years too late? Despite previous assurances, the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster continues to contaminate the world’s oceans — and the Japanese government is finally asking for international help. The March 2011 power plant meltdown …

Smart Planet: Google Data Center Interior

An inside look at Google’s data centers By Kirsten Korosec | October 17, 2012 Google has long kept details about its data centers–everything from the number of servers and design of the building to its energy use and –from the prying eyes of the public. Very few people, with the exception of its critical data …

Smart Planet: Top Disease Spreading Airports in USA

Top disease-spreading airports in the U.S. While the Honolulu airport gets only 30 percent as much air traffic as New York’s Kennedy International Airport, the new model predicts that it is nearly as influential in terms of contagion because of where it fits in the air transportation network: its location in the Pacific Ocean and …