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UPS Makes 3-D Printers Available in Nearly 100 Stores Nationwide
3-D printing

UPS Makes 3-D Printers Available in Nearly 100 Stores Nationwide

The shipping giant launched a pilot program a year ago where it put six printers in select UPS stores. Now, the program is expanding.
Catherine Clifford
This Little Gadget Caused an Epic Airline Passenger Brawl
Business Travel

This Little Gadget Caused an Epic Airline Passenger Brawl

A United Airlines flight was diverted after using something banned by most airlines: an anti-reclining seat device called the Knee Defender.
Laura Entis
Got a Great Idea But Not the Time (or Means) to Develop a Product?
Inventions

Got a Great Idea But Not the Time (or Means) to Develop a Product?

WayFounder has come up with a route for inventors to bring their concepts to market.
Jesse Torres
When Focused on Mundane Problems, Entrepreneurs Find Opportunity
Entrepreneurs

When Focused on Mundane Problems, Entrepreneurs Find Opportunity

Big, splashy, entirely-original ideas are great but entrepreneurs do something important, and prosper, just making life easier for people.
Sujan Patel
Meet Swash, a $500 Garment-Refreshing Machine to Delay Dry Cleaning
Laundry Business

Meet Swash, a $500 Garment-Refreshing Machine to Delay Dry Cleaning

The stigmas surrounding re-wearing clothes -- especially among business people with capsule wardrobes -- are significantly lessening, maker Procter & Gamble said.
Geoff Weiss
This High-Tech Spray Eats Smog, Turns Surfaces Into Self-Cleaning Germ-Killers
Far Out Tech

This High-Tech Spray Eats Smog, Turns Surfaces Into Self-Cleaning Germ-Killers

With a spray of this futuristic wonder cleaner, who needs soap, water and elbow grease?
Kim Lachance Shandrow
From Stuffed Zucchini to Wicked Jack Chicken, Savory Recipes From Entrepreneurs
Food

From Stuffed Zucchini to Wicked Jack Chicken, Savory Recipes From Entrepreneurs

Not only do they run businesses and write. They can cook up a storm. Sample some delightful dishes from our columnists.
Marjorie Backman
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Championing Patient-Centered Innovation
Inventions

Championing Patient-Centered Innovation

An often-overlooked source for great ideas are those who live or work on the front lines of health care.
Louis Foreman
Meet Plantoid, the Robot That Grows Like the Roots of a Plant
Far Out Tech

Meet Plantoid, the Robot That Grows Like the Roots of a Plant

Robots do all kinds of amazing things, but this is the first one to actually grow.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Staples Wants You to Crowdfund Your Way Onto Its Shelves
Crowdfunding

Staples Wants You to Crowdfund Your Way Onto Its Shelves

Staples and crowdfunding site Fundable have teamed up to launch a contest for entrepreneurs.
Catherine Clifford
Panasonic to Pour $5 Billion Into Tesla Battery 'Gigafactory'
Elon Musk

Panasonic to Pour $5 Billion Into Tesla Battery 'Gigafactory'

The two companies are joining forces to build a battery megafactory somewhere in the U.S. The ambitious undertaking could lead to more affordable electric vehicles.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
The 'Aha!' Moments of Famous Inventors (Infographic)
Infographics

The 'Aha!' Moments of Famous Inventors (Infographic)

A look at the realizations that inspired the founders of Apple, Ikea, WhatsApp and other massively successful businesses.
Catherine Clifford
Think Your Mundane Idea Can't Be a Big Innovation? Take a Second Look.
Innovation

Think Your Mundane Idea Can't Be a Big Innovation? Take a Second Look.

Even today new inventions don't always involve harnessing high technology. The smallest idea can inspire a transformative product.
Debra Kaye
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