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Hey all, here’s the next smorgasbord of assorted things I found particularly interesting over the last couple of weeks.

📈⚡️ Visualizing US Energy Consumption in One Chart.  Astoundingly, the majority of all energy produced is wasted to conversion losses as unwanted heat, vibrations, and humming.  A grid-wide operating system for constantly monitoring / adjusting power supply and demand could greatly help, but it requires adjustments at the micro-second pace to really achieve high efficiencies.


🧠 ”Mind-boggling" Stanford research turns human blood cells into functional neurons and why it’s so hard to develop the right material for brain implants.  


🏸 A robot arm designed to have the speed, accuracy, and finesse required for playing badminton.


👽 A look at one of Disney World’s advanced animatronic Shaman of Songs for the soon-to-open Pandora—The World of Avatar .


😲🌟  Behind The Scenes Of TIME's Drones Cover and a record-breaking 1374 drones coordinating for a cool light show.


🛩📽 The Wall Street Journal gets an in-depth look of what goes into flying the U-2 spy plane.


🏠👀 Recent announcements for 3D printing the world first corneas and the first residential communities are soon to be enabling transplants of all sorts.


🔭 QR codes can be hidden directly into text by encodings distortion patterns subtle enough for only camera vision to interpret.


🎹 The Jankó keyboard, an 1882 replacement for the traditional piano layout.


💵  What Would U.S. Money Look Like, Given the Proper Attention of an Industrial Designer?


Cheers and special thanks again to those that sent book recs!
— Kendall

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