Computers save energy!

Every week it seems like a hear of a cool new way in which someone’s life is made better through the creative use of computing. From this article in the Christian Science Monitor, entitled ‘Internet Helps Americans Save More Energy Every Year,’ comes this little tidbit:

‘… delivery giant UPS introduced new software to develop more efficient routes and help drivers avoid left-hand turns. Result: 28.5 million fewer miles driven and 3 million gallons of gas saved each year.’

Nice story. And simple enough to explain to your mother!

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