Tech Roundup: Amid energy crisis, São Paulo experiments with geothermal power

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This week’s topics: Brazil pursuing geothermal energy for air-conditioning projects. Facebook eyes racial representation in the country. Skateboarding Brazil’s biggest hit during the Olympics.

São Paulo to have Brazil’s first geothermal air-conditioned building

The city of São Paulo will be home to Brazil’s first building cooled with geothermal power, which uses the heat that comes from under the earth’s surface as an energy source. The power generation method will be tested and monitored at the University of São Paulo’s Sustainable Construction Innovation Center building, still under construction.

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