Archive for June 21st, 2011


“The Role of the Cloud in the Smart Grid”

June 21st, 2011
Our current energy grid, as illustrated by the use of nighttime lights visible from outer space [image courtesy the National Science Foundation].

Today I attended a panel discussion on "The Role of the Cloud in the Smart Grid", sponsored by Microsoft's Innovation & Policy Center and the Digital Energy Solutions Campaign (DESC). The discussion -- which featured leading government and industry officials -- ranged widely from privacy implications to efficiency benefits, but there were a few key takeaway ...

DARPA Soliciting Innovative Research Proposals

June 21st, 2011
DARPA is soliciting innovative research proposals.

Late last month, DARPA's Information Innovation Office (I2O) issued a solicitation calling for research proposals that "investigate innovative approaches that enable revolutionary advances in science, devices, or systems." Among the focus areas (emphasis added): ´╗┐Understand: Change is pervasive and accelerating throughout all aspects of human, world and military affairs, bringing with it both opportunities and threats. ...