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Technology giant Microsoft is testing the idea of submerging its data centers underwater for energy efficiency purposes. The argument is simple: having the machines on the seabed could lower construction costs (an alternate to building a facility from scratch) and also minimize money spent on cooling. Dubbed Project Natick, the Pacific Ocean–located experiment entailed installing the machine underwater, making sure its internal structure would remain dry, monitoring whether or not the machine would be harmonious with surrounding ocean life, and confirming cybersecurity.

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