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arctic circle

  • n  a line of latitude near but to the south of the north pole; it marks the northernmost point at which the sun is visible on the northern winter solstice and the southernmost point at which the midnight sun can be seen on the northern summer solstice
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  • Facebook puts its data into cold storage (literally)
    Facebook has opened its first data center outside the U.S., using 100 percent renewable energy and operating on the edge of the Arctic Circle in Sweden. Up to now many of Facebook's data centers in the U.S. have been slammed by environmental campaigners for not using renewable energy, but the one in Sweden—located where the River Lule meets the Gulf of Bothnia—may go some way in turning things ...
    June 16, 2013 - PC World
  • Adventures in Alaska: North Muskegon native spends year teaching in remote Alaskan village
    North Muskegon native Chad Brown, who had difficulty finding a full-time teaching job in Michigan, accepted a teaching position in the remote village of Kivalina, Alaska, 125 miles north of the Arctic Circle in the northwest part of Alaska. He spent a year teaching there.
    June 16, 2013 - The Muskegon Chronicle
  • Facebook Opens First Foreign Data Center At Edge Of Arctic Circle
    redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Facebook opened a new data center on Wednesday in Luleå, Sweden, a place that offers plenty of water and a cool climate as the social network seeks to lower its costs and improve its environmental friendliness. The new data center is Facebook’s first in Europe, and is located about 600 miles north of Stockholm at the edge of Arctic Circle . It ...
    June 13, 2013 - redOrbit

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