“Retirement statistics. One out of five individuals near retirement, or between the ages of 55 and 64, have absolutely zero money saved, according to the Federal Reserve’s latest Report on the Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households. That’s 20 percent”
“We spend more money than we need to (often on things that nobody really wants) simply because we don’t have a plan in place for managing our finances during a hectic time of the year. Understandably, we get busy and distracted, sidetracked with all of the travel, work, and family activities.”
“Hydroforming works by evenly distributing pressure via water (conveniently, in-compressible) against sheet metal inside of a mold. Many automotive parts are created in this fashion. Typical systems run at around 15,000 PSI.”
“Young professionals who are fed up with LinkedIn, and who dislike the limitations imposed by traditional paper business cards, may find the best of both worlds in Swivelcards.
Although these smart business cards are partly paper, the bottom third folds into a USB stick, which can be used to store your resume, web portfolio and other job-hunting items.”
“Google and the IEEE are giving away a million dollar prize to an individual or team, that can build the most efficient and compact DC to AC inverter. The goal is to design and build a 2kW inverter with a power density greater than 50W per cubic inch. To put that in perspective, conventional solar string inverters have power densities around 0.5-3W per cubic Inch, and microinverters around 5W per cubic Inch. So in other words, an order of magnitude more efficient than what we have now.”