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A look at the numbers
• 35,000 ideas submitted
• 800 ideas made the first cut as practical and not duplicative of current effort
• Maximum number of words allowed to describe the technology: 200
• Workers fielding calls from people with ideas: 70
• 43 engineers determine the technical feasibility of finalists
• Ideas that have reached testing so far: 4
• 2 Academy Award winners in the running
Data: BP, Joint Unified Command Center, Bloomberg