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Daniel Ely Rankin
Works at NACCO Industries, Inc.
Attends East Carolina University
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  • East Carolina University
    MBA, 2013 - present
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    MS Software Engineering, 2011 - 2011
  • East Carolina University
    BS in Applied Physics, 2001 - 2005
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Hey, I'm me.   Dig physics, mostly the classical stuff that models the way the world works in a macro state.

I am helping the Energy From Thorium Foundation change the legislation to allow Thorium Breeders to be fully developed and stand a chance in the open market.  Follow me at @ThorFoundation on Twitter and on facebook Energy from Thorium.

I am working on a line of camera accessories.  Hopefully will be looking for investment soon.

I am working on a multi legged robot.  #Excited. #arduino.

I am a Account Support Consultant for Fleet Customers for NACCO Materials Handling Group and its a fun and challenging job so far.  Lots of SQL queries.  

I'm a Beta user of G+ and a love it,  hopefully I will be around much more than I have been.

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Russ Wilcox has left me a voicemail. A Mensan. Aspiring entrepreneur/inventor. I once asked +Vic Gundotra for $1 Billion dollars in a hangout, and his response was 'I will circulate this around internally!"
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  • NACCO Industries, Inc.
    Account Support Consultant, 2012 - present
  • NACCO Industries, Inc.
    Fabrication Engineer (contract), 2012 - 2012
  • Sara Lee Bakery
    Maintenance Scheduler Planner, 2008 - 2010
  • NACCO MHG
    Industrial Engineer, 2003 - 2007
  • Masters Student in Software Engineering (9 hrs)
    2010 - 2010
  • Andy's Cheesesteaks and Cheeseburgers
    Burger Flipper, 2001 - 2002
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Raleigh, NC
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You might think NASA is a big bureaucratic agency that only operates according to rules, regulations, and process — and you'd mostly be right. But the space agency is also full of dreamers and...
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2015 was a big year for the popularity of space. So perhaps you'll forgive NASA if the space agency wants to capitalize on that momentum with some stellar new artwork. Today, Seattle design firm...
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Why I am a huge fan of +Henry Reich​ and #minutephysics
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#spacex is stepping up in a big way.
It’s been a few really good months for SpaceX, and now, the commercial spaceflight company is kicking rocket production into high gear in anticipation of a packed launch schedule.
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Busy, crazy times ahead. It's a great time to be a #spacegeek .
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Is #elonMusk a #luddite, or is #Ai the true #GaianBottleneck?
Artificial intelligence is getting smarter by leaps and bounds — within this century, research suggests, a computer AI could be as "smart" as a human being. And then, says Nick Bostrom, it will overtake us: "Machine intelligence is the last invention that humanity will ever need to make." A philosopher and technologist, Bostrom asks us to think hard about the world we're building right now, driven by thinking machines. Will our smart machines hel...
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Major #tokamak #fusion milestone
Tests at a fusion reactor in China have hit a major milestone. The experiments have created plasma with a temperature of 90 million degrees Fahrenheit —hotter than the core of our Sun—and sustained the state for over a minute and a half.
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#autocorrect fail... In my brain
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Whoa! +Veritasium​ puts #radiation in perspective. The most radiative place on earth?

A smoker's lungs. #holyS
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Holy frack!  I've seen the pic for this video but never actually watched it until now.  That is truly enlightening.  And it makes me glad I don't smoke.
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