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Why Did Elon Musk Just Visit the Pentagon? Oh, Right, to Talk Iron Man Suits. Maybe.
Radicals & Visionaries

Why Did Elon Musk Just Visit the Pentagon? Oh, Right, to Talk Iron Man Suits. Maybe.

Only the billionaire futurist and Uncle Sam know what went down, but that doesn't mean we can't have fun guessing.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Scientists Made Transparent Wood That's Stronger Than Glass
Inventions

Scientists Made Transparent Wood That's Stronger Than Glass

See-through wood is now a thing.
Have You Ever Seen the Rain? This Entrepreneur Did, and Reinvented the Umbrella.
Ready To Launch

Have You Ever Seen the Rain? This Entrepreneur Did, and Reinvented the Umbrella.

'I sometimes refer to this as climbing a mountain on roller blades,' the inventor of the 'Nubrella' says of starting his business.
Joan Oleck
Netherlands McDonald's Wants You to Make Music While Eating
McDonald's

Netherlands McDonald's Wants You to Make Music While Eating

Dutch designers created a musical placemat.
Benjamin Snyder
11 Successful Kid Entrepreneurs Keeping Their Eyes on the Prize
Radicals & Visionaries

11 Successful Kid Entrepreneurs Keeping Their Eyes on the Prize

To these motivated young hustlers, running a business is practically child's play.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Watch This Guy Ride a Homemade Hoverbike
Brain Break

Watch This Guy Ride a Homemade Hoverbike

Inventor Colin Furze's latest creation defies gravity and all regard for human safety.
Entrepreneur Staff
Have a Lot of Clever Ideas? License Them to the Novelty Gift Industry.
Niche marketing

Have a Lot of Clever Ideas? License Them to the Novelty Gift Industry.

When I walked into Hallmark and saw "Sweet Darts," darts inscribed with the words 'I'm Stuck On You," I smiled. Seeing my name on the back never got old.
Stephen Key
This New High-Tech Wonder Bra May Help Detect Breast Cancer
Technology

This New High-Tech Wonder Bra May Help Detect Breast Cancer

The invention uses infrared sensors to monitor temperature.
Lindsay Friedman
Which of Your Great Ideas Should You Work on Bringing to Market First?
Inventions

Which of Your Great Ideas Should You Work on Bringing to Market First?

When you're in the midst of a creative surge, it's sometimes hard to narrow things down. Use this checklist to help.
Stephen Key
Exclusive: Watch This Entrepreneur's Emotional Shark Tank Pitch Before It Airs on TV
Radicals & Visionaries

Exclusive: Watch This Entrepreneur's Emotional Shark Tank Pitch Before It Airs on TV

Growing up, life was anything but a bed of roses for this ambitious Texas inventor. Find out how his journey led him from mattress-cleaning to the Tank, before the next episode airs this Friday.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
How One Toy Company Gets Open Innovation Right
Inventing

How One Toy Company Gets Open Innovation Right

If you want to license your ideas, focus on finding those companies that are going to truly embrace you -- companies like Fat Brain.
Stephen Key
How a Father's Love for His Ailing Son Inspired Him to Reinvent the Sneaker
Radicals & Visionaries

How a Father's Love for His Ailing Son Inspired Him to Reinvent the Sneaker

Steve Kaufman didn't want his son's medical condition to stop him from putting his shoes on by himself. His quest to boost the teen's self-esteem led to the creation of Quikiks.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
'Cultured Beef,' Made From Harvested Cells, Could Solve Growing Global Demands for Meat
Innovation

'Cultured Beef,' Made From Harvested Cells, Could Solve Growing Global Demands for Meat

The meat and a book that cleans dirty water are the latest innovations in food technology that could be key to sustainability in a world of finite resources.
This 'Smart Wallet' Found Success on Kickstarter and Indiegogo. So Why Didn't It Deliver?
Crowdfunding

This 'Smart Wallet' Found Success on Kickstarter and Indiegogo. So Why Didn't It Deliver?

Crowdfunding is all about the numbers, but the humans behind the risky campaigns are often hard to calculate.
Kim Lachance Shandrow