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A team of French forensic researchers dissect a sophisticated card fraud ring.
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Only 39% of the energy the U.S. generates reaches users.

There's a big difference between U.S. fuel inputs (e.g. coal, natural gas, hydro, nuclear, solar, wind, etc.) and end-use energy consumption (e.g. residential, industrial, transportation). This wastage occurs because no process for generating and distributing energy is 100% efficient. But you probably would have guessed that more than 39% of energy made it to end-users.

This loss through inefficiency is known as 'rejected energy' -- and it's a ripe target for innovation. Improving this percentage (even a little) would yield significant cost and environmental benefits. Remember: the energy is being produced -- it's just dissipating before we can use it..

Originally published in August, 2013, the article below references a 2012 chart that was just recently updated by +Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory here: https://flowcharts.llnl.gov/content/assets/images/energy/us/Energy_US_2014.png

As you can see, the ratio of rejected to consumable energy hasn't budged in recent years (and actually increased in the last two years).
An updated analysis published last month by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory suggests that the USA is just 39% energy efficient. Put ...
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At 16 Feet Above the Water, This Man Just Set the Record for the Furthest Distance Ever Flown on a Real Hoverboard!

via http://www.industrytap.com/16-feet-water-man-just-set-record-furthest-distance-ever-flown-real-hoverboard/28941
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Epic name, and just can't wait for this bad boy...
Epic’s high fidelity Showdown demo was only barely able to hold framerate on one of the most powerful GPUs in the world when it
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Yes please!!!
 
man I hope Fallout 4 is announced
Bethesda Softworks will hold its first ever E3 news conference this year, the publisher announced today, which likely means it has big news to reveal from the industry's biggest expo. Bethesda gave...
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They'll probably announce Rogue warrior 2
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He had to modify it to prevent 'plasma damage.' Paging Dr. Venkman.
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A Dodge Viper. A clutch. Some failure. More from the #Gumball3000 as TG reports back from days one and two
Yes, we’re on the 2015 running of the Gumball 3000. And we’ve already suffered mechanical failure…
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Grab a shirt and let them know you are proud to be an engineer !
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Mish's financial blog covers global news and macroeconomic events regarding the world economy. The blog's primary focus is inflation, deflation, and hyperinflation topics, especially currencies, gold, silver, crude, oil, energy and precious metals. Other macro discussion topics include interest rates, China, commodities, the US dollar, Euro, Yuan, Yen, stagflation, emerging markets, politics, Congressional and statewide political policy decisions...
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You, like me, have definitely looked at a giant earth mover before and thought, "no, this is wrong. All wrong. This thing's true purpose has never been realized." But there, the thoughts stopped, for True Perfection Is Unknowable. Until now, when a bunch of Finns turned one into a giant bungie swing.
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Super friendly staff, fantastic pizza with video games, pinball, little kids area. Love this place!
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