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Interactive video lesson plan for: This Video Has Consumed 364.8 L of Gasoline!

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Script Writer: Henry Reich (@MinutePhysics)
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FYI: We try to leave jargon out of our videos, but if you want to learn more about this topic, here are some handy keywords to get your googling started:
Data – information, typically stored on computers via electrical signals
Electrons – small elementary particles that flow through wires to transmit power and data
Photons – small elementary particles of light that carry information from screens to your face
Local Metro Network – computer network on the scale of a city, town, neighborhood, etc
Live action video – a video recording of the real world (people, scenery, etc) created using a camera
Data compression – storing data (pictures, video, text files, etc) in less space than the way it’s normally displayed. Kind of like a modern version of microfilm. Or words.
Illustrated video – video created using computer software to generate still images, kind of like a fancy powerpoint slideshow
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Assessing Internet energy intensity: A review of methods and results:

The Energy Intensity of the Internet: Home and Access Networks:

The Energy Intensity of the Internet: Edge and Core Networks:

Emerging Trends in Electricity Consumption for Consumer ICT:

Average energy use of American home:

Typical wattages of everyday electronics:

Energy in AA Batteries:

tablet energy use:

Hidden energy costs online:

Average computer energy use: (~100W)

Estimate to transfer 1Mb of data (average efficiency):

Energy efficiency of internet:

Broadband usage guide:

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