New Business Ideas

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SMILE Is A New Energy Solution

Henrik Pranov is on a mission to provide low-cost solar technology to the developing world. The inventor has developed SMILE, which is unique and beneficial in every sense. So, what is SMILE and how does it actually work?

'Weird Hotel' In Japan: The Robotic Future Of The Hospitality Industry?

Little by little, we're approaching a day and age where businesses that once relied on humans are using technology instead. I say "approaching" because we're not quite there yet; people are still valued in many fields, particularly where customer service is concerned. But that doesn't mean that many businesses aren't already embracing alternatives, and some of them happen to be a little strange.

Hitch Will Help Rescue Flash Flood Victims

Flash flooding seems to happening everywhere these days. However a young inventor is coming to the rescue. Michael Mucha has developed Hitch. So, how will his invention help save lives?

Invention Of The Week? Wheel Washing Machine And TreadMill Lets You Work It, Wash It

Doing laundry while on the run just took on a whole new meaning. Meet The Wheel – an all-in-one washing machine and treadmill that utilizes kinetic power. Question is this: will you buy one?

GHOST Displays Will Revolutionize How We Interact With Smartphones And Tablets

If there has been one relative constant as display technology has advanced over the past decades, it’s that screens tend to be flat. In fact, much research has gone into finding ways to make them flatter, thinner. Now, European scientists are developing an exciting new technology that takes a completely different tack. GHOST, or ‘generic, highly-organic shape-changing interface’ displays allow viewers to manipulate their screens in 3D – to literally drag the two-dimensional images contained therein into our three-dimensional world.

Drink-Up: HidrateMe Is A Smarter Water Bottle

Water – we all need it. It’s good for us. But the problem is many of us don’t drink enough of it. A team of inventors have found a clever way to get everyone to drink more water on a daily basis. Thirsty yet?

St Louis' Grown-Up Friendly Playground

It's summertime, and as far as I'm concerned the season is all about fun and adventure. Travel may not be in the budget, but that doesn't mean you can't have new experiences that make 2015 a memorable year. It's easy for adults to fall into the trap of "acting like grown ups" or putting all the focus on creating fun times for the children. But there's nothing wrong with letting loose, getting back to basics, and having the kind of fun you may have forgotten you can have as an adult. One business has made playtime happen.

NYC Will Soon Have World’s First Underground Park

A forgotten slice of New York City will soon be transformed into the world’s first underground park. But the big question is how will a team of inventors actually pipe in sunlight way down below?

Swim In Movies: A New Take On The Retro Drive In Concept?

Every summer, many Americans flock to the drive in movie theaters to see their favorite retro flicks or new blockbuster releases. Although drive in movies are still popular today, there are far fewer operating theaters than there were a few decades ago, and some things have changed. Speakers no longer have to be pulled through your car's window as was once necessary (now, audio is available through a specified radio station), for example. What hasn't changed are the kids in pajamas or the pickup beds loaded with blankets and teenagers. But now, one concept could totally reinvent the drive in - and driving isn't even part of the equation.

GoodWorld & Tsū, Social Networks With Charitable Algorithms

A new era of ‘social giving’ has entered our zeitgeist. Fundraising is no longer an activity practiced solely by wealthy philanthropists. Folks who have a passion for giving don’t have to be members of the elite, the likes of the Bill Gates or the Jimmy Buffets of this world. Today’s social networking is providing folks of lesser means with a conduit to working for the greater good.