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Infographic: The Winners of GE's Ecomagination Challenge

The winners of GE's Ecomagination Challenge have innovative solutions to the world's energy problems.

This summer, GE launched the Ecomagination Challenge, in which users have submitted projects about renewable energy, grid efficiency, and efficient home design. Last week, GE announced the Challenge winners, as well as these Innovation Award winners, all of which are working toward game-changing ideas that will hopefully contribute to an electric grid that is smarter, cleaner, and more efficient.


A collaboration between GOOD and Rob A. Di Ieso, Jr., in partnership with GE.

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Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein has been found guilty of rape in the third degree and criminal sexual acts in the first degree in New York City.

The jury was unanimous in its convictions as well as two not-guilty verdicts on predatory sexual assault charges involving actress Annabella Sciorra.

The Miramax co-founder may spend the rest of his natural life behind bars.

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Jim Browning is a YouTuber from the UK who has an amazing ability to catch scammers in the act.

In this video, he responds to a scam email claiming he bought a laptop by breaking into the scammer's computer. In the process he uncovers where the scammers work, their banking information, and even their personal identities.

"I got an 'invoice' email telling me that I had paid for a $3800 laptop," Browning writes on his YouTube page. "No links... just a phone number. It's a real shame that these scammers emailed me because I was able to find out exactly who they were and where the were."

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A two-minute television ad from New Zealand is a gut punch to dog lovers who smoke cigarettes. "Quit for Your Pets" focuses on how second-hand smoke doesn't just affect other humans, but our pets as well.

According to Quitline New Zealand, "when you smoke around your pets, they're twice as likely to get cancer."

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