7 Ways To Protect Your Small Business From Recession

Aren't you just dying for a bail-out like the banks? In times of recession, small business owners are the ones that get hit hard the most. Unfortunately for you, you are not AIG and you are not qualified for a perpetual lifeline from the US government. If a company of that magnitude fell, it will certainly be felt around the world. But you? You are just a small business owner and you are, in every sense of the word.. small. Don't worry though. It IS possible to ride out this recession with your business still intact. Read on for more.

Kids Can Invent a Video Game for Big Cash

Kids ages 5 to 19 can stop playing Elf Bowling and start working on their own online game. A new contest gives kids the chance to submit their idea for the online game of the century to a major game developer-and possibly earn huge cash.

Medical Student’s Invention Fights Super Bugs

Scientists have been warning people for years about a “super bug” that will be resistant to all antibodies and destroy the human race. One man has taken these warnings to heart and has invented a method to fight these super bugs.

What Will You Look Like When You Are Older? Thats My Free Facial Analysis satisfies the curiosity of individuals by analyzing their faces and showing them what they would look like if they had been born as a different person or in twenty years when they are older.

Romantic Gift Idea: Custom Musical Compositions

Requiem for You is a unique business concept that will give your loved one a holiday gift they will never forget. To immortalize or celebrate that special person in your life, you can have a customized musical composition developed with their inspiration.

Businesses of Convenience: 2008's Most Weird and Wacky Vending Machines

Vending machines offer the consumers the convenience of finding products and services at hand wherever they go. Many companies are profiting on this growing business trend, and are branching out beyond the typical candy and soda vending to provide some very unique and wacky services. Learn about the top 5 vending machines that exist in 2008!

Security Mailbox - Mailbox That Protects Your Identity

Several years ago, Juan Pineda found himself waiting for his wife's paycheck. And waiting. And waiting.

Mission Accomplished: Colored Bubbles are Real!

For over ten years, researchers have battled to discover the way to make colored bubbles--and they've finally succeeded.

11 Brilliant Inventions From Popular Science's Best of What's New 2008

Popular Science has announced its Best of What's New awards for 2008; they are all brilliant inventions, but some are phenomenal! There were 11 categories of best invention awards ranging across a wide spectrum of technology, from automobile to security technologies. One of the 11 winners was named the Grand Award Winner... see if you can guess which one!

Student Inventors Keep Seagulls Off Their Boat

Boat-loving seagulls will have to poop elsewhere if a team of high school students have anything to say about it. The team, named Vanish Productions, recently won the top regional prize in New Zealand's Young Enterprise contest for their Ultrasonic Bird Repeller.

Are You Ready to Start a Business? Find Out With the Small Business Assessment Tool

How do you know when you are emotionally and financially ready to take your big business idea to the next step and make it a reality? The Small Business Assessment Tool, presented by the US Small Business Administration helps ease you into the decisions that surround getting your business started.

Billionaire Announces Contest To Sterilize Pets

Here is a contest that Bob Barker can be proud of. Billionaire inventor Gary Michelson is promising $25 million to anyone who can invent the first safe non-surgical method to spay or neuter pets.

Bubble Wrap®: Useful For More Than Popping!

Your Bubble Wrap could be worth thousands. There's only one catch - you can't pop it.

Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Awards: 10 Most Brilliant Gadgets Of 2008

Popular Mechanics announced its picks for the 2008 Breakthrough Awards to The 10 Most Brilliant Gadets of the Year. Here's the list of international winners; you may be surprised at the gadgets on the list.

A Rubberband Contest For Kid Inventors To Stretch Their Minds

There's a really cool contest going on now for students grades 5 through 8, challenging them to invent something with one or more rubber bands. It's the first of its kind, according to the sponsors, and just thinking about using a rubber band in something totally new has got to be a stretch.