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Scientists Can 3-D Print a New Windpipe on a $2,500 Desktop Machine
3-D Printing

Scientists Can 3-D Print a New Windpipe on a $2,500 Desktop Machine

Doctors at a New York-based research institute are combining 3-D printed cartilage with living cells to manufacture trachea replacements.
Catherine Clifford
This Shopping Cart of the Future Creepily Follows You Around Stores
Far Out Tech

This Shopping Cart of the Future Creepily Follows You Around Stores

Two engineering students in Israel have developed the ultimate shopping cart for the lazy shopper.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
France's Postal Service is Experimenting with Drone Mail Delivery
Shipping Strategies

France's Postal Service is Experimenting with Drone Mail Delivery

LaPoste could beat Amazon and Google to the punch.
Nina Zipkin
Crowdfunding Campaigns Come With a Growing Price Tag
Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding Campaigns Come With a Growing Price Tag

A panoply of new services are being offered to make projects stand out. But an entrepreneur has to be prepared to spend some money.
Sally Outlaw
From Eye Shadow to Entire Houses: 7 of the Craziest 3-D Printed Creations Yet
3-D Printing

From Eye Shadow to Entire Houses: 7 of the Craziest 3-D Printed Creations Yet

In honor of Martha Stewart, who recently proclaimed her 'love' for 3-D printing, here's a list showcasing the technology's endless and magical possibilities.
Geoff Weiss
So How Will You Ever Get Off the Desert Island?
Mentors

So How Will You Ever Get Off the Desert Island?

A business strategist recalls three key business lessons he learned from a mentor whose work had repercussions as far away as the moon.
Daniel Patrick Forrester
Watch: Google Unveils Working Prototype of Project Ara, Its Modular Smartphone
Technology

Watch: Google Unveils Working Prototype of Project Ara, Its Modular Smartphone

The device would allow for radical personalization in terms of both functionality and aesthetics.
Geoff Weiss
Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs Will Lead the Way for 3-D Printing Adoption
3-D Printing

Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs Will Lead the Way for 3-D Printing Adoption

With the devices becoming more accessible and affordable, businesses are being built on the rapid designing, prototyping and manufacturing of products.
Chris Elsworthy
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
How to Grow Your Art Into a Business: Move Beyond the One-Off Model
Young Influencers

How to Grow Your Art Into a Business: Move Beyond the One-Off Model

Jessica Banks, the founder of RockPaperRobot, a kinetic furniture business, explains how she has transitioned from artist to entrepreneur.
Catherine Clifford
How A Brooklyn Co-Working Space Is Looking to Compete on the Global-Manufacturing Stage
Young Influentials

How A Brooklyn Co-Working Space Is Looking to Compete on the Global-Manufacturing Stage

Marcel Botha, an entrepreneur working out of an innovative co-working space in Brooklyn, talks about how he was able to rapidly prototype an ergonomically designed baby spoon thanks to 3-D printing technology.
Catherine Clifford
Before You Prototype a Tech Product, Ask These 5 Questions
Customer Feedback

Before You Prototype a Tech Product, Ask These 5 Questions

The impulse may be to rush to market, but taking the time to understand your potential customers will go a long way.
Sam Gaddis
Testing, Testing: Is There a Market for My Product?
Starting a Business

Testing, Testing: Is There a Market for My Product?

To fight startup failure, practice product testing early and often.
JD Albert
Finding a Top-Notch Manufacturer for Your Startup
The Grind

Finding a Top-Notch Manufacturer for Your Startup

Finding manufactures is a daunting task, particularly when dealing with factories overseas. Here are a few tips on making it easier.
Jason Lucash