Smart Takes

What we're reading: green building challenge

Posting in Energy

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.

Share this

Andrew Nusca

Editor Emeritus

Andrew Nusca is editor of SmartPlanet and an associate editor for ZDNet. Previously, he worked at Money, Men's Vogue and Popular Mechanics magazines. He holds degrees from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and New York University. He is based in New York but resides in Philadelphia. Follow him on Twitter. Disclosure