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  1. Solar Roadways | Michéle Ohayon

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    What if roads and parking lots were solar, fueling enough energy from the sun to power nearby communities as well as electric vehicles? Scott and Julie Brusaw, the inventors/creators have the answer. Join…

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    • All Hail The Beat | Nelson George

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      The sounds of the Roland TR-808 drum machine inspire musicians around the world, even though the device hasn’t been made since 1984 and most of its avid users have never actually seen one. Join…

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      • Newtown Creek Digester Eggs: The Art of Human Waste | David Leitner

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        The Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, epitomizes what can be achieved by progressive government working with local activists to adopt the latest technology -- but it's…

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        • The Landfill | Jessica Edwards & Gary Hustwit

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          The United States produces 390 billion pounds of garbage every year, and finding places to dispose of it is a serious environmental and economic challenge. But what if we could change the way we think…

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          • Hilary's Straws | Phil Cox

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            One day, quadriplegic Hilary Lister and her friends smashed up and cannibalised a wheel chair, some metal pipes and a few electric circuit boards. The result was a unique technical invention that…

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            Short Films, Big Ideas

            GE and cinelan have partnered to create a new series of short nonfiction films, and a public competition, focused on the incredible human power of ideas and invention. Cinelan is working with Oscar- and award-winning documentary filmmakers, to produce 30 three-minute films that will be featured at prestigious film festivals globally, followed by day-and-date distribution online, and via cable TV channels around the world, and additional platforms to millions of viewers. The GE FOCUS FORWARD competition is a companion to the film series and was open to anyone submitting


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            Short Films, Big Ideas

            GE and cinelan have partnered to create a new series of short nonfiction films, and a public competition, focused on the incredible human power of ideas and invention. Cinelan is working with Oscar- and award-winning documentary filmmakers, to produce 30 three-minute films that will be featured at prestigious film festivals globally, followed by day-and-date distribution online, and via cable TV channels around the world, and additional platforms to millions of viewers. The GE FOCUS FORWARD competition is a companion to the film series and was open to anyone submitting professional-quality, three-minute end-to-end stories about people or organizations whose innovative efforts have had a significant positive impact on humanity. The GE FOCUS FORWARD films and competition finalists tell the stories of visionaries such as scientists, engineers, economists, mathematicians, physicists, financiers, and in some cases everyday folks who have facilitated human progress or reshaped our world by their efforts and inventions. For more information, visit focusforwardfilms.com.

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