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Oklahoma Company Creates Bulletproof Blanket to Protect Kids During School Shootings

Oklahoma Company Creates Bulletproof Blanket to Protect Kids During School Shootings

The backpack-like bulletproof shield may represent one of the most tragically apropos inventions of our time.
 13 Accidental Inventions That Changed the World

13 Accidental Inventions That Changed the World

These products came to be by chance -- spawning businesses and changing lives the world over.
Eureka -- a New Product Idea! Now Ask These 5 Questions.

Eureka -- a New Product Idea! Now Ask These 5 Questions.

Before you quit your job and cash in your 401(k), take a step back and evaluate.
Photo-Taking Contact Lenses, Giant Crab Robots and Radiation-Blocking Underwear

Photo-Taking Contact Lenses, Giant Crab Robots and Radiation-Blocking Underwear

A roundup of the 10 most interesting new technologies that make us scratch our heads and say, 'What the heck?'
Would You Sip on Drinkable Sunscreen?

Would You Sip on Drinkable Sunscreen?

Gross as it may sounds, a cosmetics company claims to have created a drinkable sunscreen that can block the sun.
Learning to Say No to Interruptions to Foster Creativity in Business

Learning to Say No to Interruptions to Foster Creativity in Business

What if Galileo or other great thinkers had tried to develop their ideas amid a barrage of email and calls? Set boundaries to inspire innovation at work.
Far Out: Radiation-Blocking Underwear Also Protect Men's Fertility

Far Out: Radiation-Blocking Underwear Also Protect Men's Fertility

Sorry, dudes. Your smartphone, tablet and laptop are hurting your manhood. You can help protect yourself with these high-tech undies.
How a 3-D Printer Called 'Mink' Could Completely Make Over the $55 Billion Beauty Industry

How a 3-D Printer Called 'Mink' Could Completely Make Over the $55 Billion Beauty Industry

A new invention purportedly churns out eye shadow pods in absolutely any color found on the internet.
Innovators, Watch Out for These Invention Killers

Innovators, Watch Out for These Invention Killers

Don't be caught off-kilter by unexpected roadblocks and setbacks. Acquaint yourself with these keys for ushering new products into the marketplace.
The 3 Building Blocks Every Successful Product Shares

The 3 Building Blocks Every Successful Product Shares

Use the 'Perfect Product Pyramid' to turn your ideas into success.
9 Entrepreneurs Reveal How They Validated Their Business Idea

9 Entrepreneurs Reveal How They Validated Their Business Idea

The author of a new book tells how several inventive types tested their product's premise. A catchy concept won't score profits for a startup if no one wants the device.
Etsy Just Bought an Electronics E-Tailer Called Grand St. Here's Why.

Etsy Just Bought an Electronics E-Tailer Called Grand St. Here's Why.

In a deal rumored to be worth just under $10 million, Etsy has acquired Grand St., an online marketplace where indie hardware makers vend cutting-edge tech.
How Do You Take Your Eggs? This Startup Likes Them 'Golden'

How Do You Take Your Eggs? This Startup Likes Them 'Golden'

The Golden Goose, a kitchen gadget that scrambles raw eggs within their shells, has nearly surpassed its $34,500 Kickstarter goal in one week.
This Contraption Transforms Houseplants Into Musical Instruments

This Contraption Transforms Houseplants Into Musical Instruments

A device called the MIDI Sprout, which transforms plant biorhythms into a sort of music, is sowing major seed funding on Kickstarter -- to the tune of over $27,000.
What Invention Would You Most Like to See in Your Lifetime?

What Invention Would You Most Like to See in Your Lifetime?

According to a new Pew study, if you're like a lot of Americans, you'd like to own something that gets you places faster, lets you time-travel or somehow prolongs your life.
Think Your Job Sucks? New MTV Show Profiles Strange and Awesome Career Paths

Think Your Job Sucks? New MTV Show Profiles Strange and Awesome Career Paths

MTV's new series, which profiles snake venom milkers, beer keg inventors and junk food bloggers, represents the networkÂ’s first foray into business-centric content.
Is Competition a Catalyst for Innovation?

Is Competition a Catalyst for Innovation?

The products of rival firms can prompt and motivate a company to differentiate its offerings and invent new solutions.
Don't Have Great Ideas? Work With Someone Who Does.

Don't Have Great Ideas? Work With Someone Who Does.

Creative people oftentimes aren't great at selling their ideas. That's where you come in.
15-Year-Old Entrepreneur Looks to Disrupt Sugary Drinks Market

15-Year-Old Entrepreneur Looks to Disrupt Sugary Drinks Market

Recent Shark Tank contestant infuses some 'sweet' innovation in his product that seeks to replace soda and sports beverages.
Keep Innovation Flowing as Your Startup Grows

Keep Innovation Flowing as Your Startup Grows

Big companies can keep a lookout for new ideas. But managers need to listen to front-line employees.
Skin and Bones: Oh, the Body Parts You Can Make With 3-D Bio-printers

Skin and Bones: Oh, the Body Parts You Can Make With 3-D Bio-printers

Sticks and stones may break bones, but printers can replace them -- and a whole lot more.
12 Awesome Gift Ideas That Appeared on 'Shark Tank'

12 Awesome Gift Ideas That Appeared on 'Shark Tank'

ABC's reality pitch show about entrepreneurs isn't all about drama and suspense. It's also about neat inventions.
American Heart Association Using Crowdfunding to Find Next Big Thing in Health

American Heart Association Using Crowdfunding to Find Next Big Thing in Health

The American Heart Association is using crowdfunding to find innovative technologies that can assist in improving cardiovascular health across the U.S.
The 10 Must-Have Ingredients for a Successful Invention

The 10 Must-Have Ingredients for a Successful Invention

While many people believe they have the next million-dollar idea, in reality their vision could be a total dud. Here are 10 things needed to make your invention a success.
Tired of Coffee? Try This Spray-On Caffeine Instead

Tired of Coffee? Try This Spray-On Caffeine Instead

The inventors claim that topically applied caffeine offers a consistent level of energy without the jolting buzz-then-crash that comes with drinking caffeinated drinks.

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