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### Author Topic: How many papers do you need to burn to read a news paper online?  (Read 8173 times)

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##### How many papers do you need to burn to read a news paper online?
« on: 23/02/2009 23:30:01 »

Hi Naked Scientists,

I'm Adrian, 28, from Romania, but now in Wales.

Question: How many papers do you need to burn to read a news paper online, on a computer monitor? lets say to read it half an hour.

Kind regards,

What do you think?

#### Karsten

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##### How many papers do you need to burn to read a news paper online?
« Reply #1 on: 25/02/2009 14:39:03 »
Do you mean:

How much energy is required to read the news online for 30 minutes and how much paper do you have to burn to receive this amount of energy?

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##### How many papers do you need to burn to read a news paper online?
« Reply #2 on: 26/02/2009 16:54:10 »
Exactly! How much energy needs a computer to stay on for half an hour, talking in news papers to burn to produce the steam, to move the dynamo. I don't have a news paper now, but medium size.

#### lyner

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##### How many papers do you need to burn to read a news paper online?
« Reply #3 on: 26/02/2009 22:05:19 »
There's also the issue of all those servers running and all the data circuits and so on.

#### Karsten

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##### How many papers do you need to burn to read a news paper online?
« Reply #4 on: 27/02/2009 00:08:27 »
1) How much energy does your computer consume?
2) What device do you use to burn it?
3) What is the efficiency of your electric dynamo?
4) What is the efficiency of your steam generator?

A lot depends on your set-up. There are a lot of variables. If you have the paper, steam generating apparatus, dynamo, and computer, you can just try it.

There's also the issue of all those servers running and all the data circuits and so on.
And, yes, then there is that too.

#### Bored chemist

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##### How many papers do you need to burn to read a news paper online?
« Reply #5 on: 27/02/2009 07:08:51 »
Don't forget the distribution costs of the newspaper.

#### lyner

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##### How many papers do you need to burn to read a news paper online?
« Reply #6 on: 28/02/2009 18:58:45 »
And the costs of getting rid of it when its finished with.

#### Chemistry4me

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##### How many papers do you need to burn to read a news paper online?
« Reply #7 on: 28/02/2009 23:22:44 »
And the costs of getting rid of it when its finished with.
Burning it?
Which brings us back to where we started?

#### lyner

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##### How many papers do you need to burn to read a news paper online?
« Reply #8 on: 01/03/2009 00:59:07 »
Not everyone is able to burn their rubbish.
Is that the best way to deal with it, anyway?

#### Chemistry4me

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##### How many papers do you need to burn to read a news paper online?
« Reply #9 on: 01/03/2009 04:54:39 »
You got any good ideas?

#### lyner

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##### How many papers do you need to burn to read a news paper online?
« Reply #10 on: 01/03/2009 09:53:31 »
Only use what you want (don't have one every day) and recycle.

#### Chemistry4me

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##### How many papers do you need to burn to read a news paper online?
« Reply #11 on: 02/03/2009 06:10:08 »
Recycling?
Do you have to do that yourself or does the local council help you?

#### lyner

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##### How many papers do you need to burn to read a news paper online?
« Reply #12 on: 04/03/2009 23:40:46 »
I should have included 're-use', which you can do yourself but the local council take our glass, cardboard, paper and cans away and claim to recycle it. I believe much of it goes to landfill - or that may just be a vicious rumour.

#### Chemistry4me

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##### How many papers do you need to burn to read a news paper online?
« Reply #13 on: 06/03/2009 04:44:34 »
You mean that they actually recycle it?

#### Lincon

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##### How many papers do you need to burn to read a news paper online?
« Reply #14 on: 06/03/2009 04:56:05 »
Hi guys,

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#### Chemistry4me

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##### How many papers do you need to burn to read a news paper online?
« Reply #15 on: 06/03/2009 04:58:44 »
Huh?

#### lyner

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##### How many papers do you need to burn to read a news paper online?
« Reply #16 on: 06/03/2009 23:30:27 »
You mean that they actually recycle it?
At least the glass gets done, I think.

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##### How many papers do you need to burn to read a news paper online?
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