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Find Flights Worldwide Using Flight Search; Water Conservation at Douglas County Datacenter [Video]

Google Flight Search now lets globetrotters search for destinations outside the U.S. Now, you can find flights, including international destinations, from the U.S. quickly and conveniently.

A quick click over each city on the map will show the different options available to you almost instantly — and click the chart next to the dates to show alternative dates so you can make the best choice for your trip.

“At this stage we’ve included more than 500 airports outside the U.S. Our goal is to make booking travel as fast and enjoyable as possible,” posted Eric Zimmerman, Product Manager.

Google Flight Search now searches flight information across the globe

Google posted a video of the system includes never-before-seen footage of its Douglas County facility.

water conservation at Douglas County data center

“Google’s data centers use half the energy of a typical data center in part because we rely on free cooling rather than energy hungry mechanical chillers. In Douglas County, like at most of our facilities, we use evaporative cooling, which brings cold water into the data center to cool the servers, then releases it as water vapor through cooling towers,” posted Google.

With this system in place, we’re able to use recycled water for 100 percent of our cooling needs.

Here’s how it works?

“The WSA has a water treatment facility in Douglasville, Ga. that cleans wastewater from the local communities and releases it back into the Chattahoochee. We worked with the WSA to build a side-stream plant about five miles west of our data center that diverts up to 30 percent of the water that would have gone back into the river; instead we send it through the plant for treatment and then on to the data center. Any water that doesn’t evaporate during the cooling process then goes to an Effluent Treatment Plant located on-site. There, we treat the water once again to disinfect it, remove mineral solids and send it back out to the Chattahoochee–clean, clear and safe,” explains Google.

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