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5 Innovative Companies Changing The Course Of Education

Nelson Mandela once said, "Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world." From Coursera offering first-rate college courses free of charge, to OpenStudy bringing together study buddies across the world, to Irynsoft bringing school to the palm of your hand, here are some innovative companies seeking to change the world by equalizing educational access.

Annie Oakley's: Colorado Marijuana Dispensary Granted First Recreational License

The marijuana business is one that has been on the rise in states that have decriminalized the drug for some time. But up until now they've only been able to cater to an elite clientele - those with licenses to purchase medical marijuana. In Colorado where the drug has been legalized, that's all about to change.

Nap Cafe Corne: The Business Of Snoozing In Public (With Scones)

Smart businesses focus on offering solutions to common problems and needs that everyone has - and there are a limited number of things that all people absolutely require. One of those basic primal needs is to sleep, and there are studies that have shown a nap during the day can greatly increase productivity. But where should you sleep when a nap just can't wait?

Fresh Moves Bus: A Farmer's Market On Wheels

As a major advocate for purchasing and consuming local foods, and a produce-loving vegetarian, farmer's markets are among my favorite things in the world.  The only problem is that farmer's markets aren't everywhere when you need them. While there's still a way to go before everyone has unlimited, easy access to locally grown produce, businesses like The Fresh Moves bus in Chicago aim to change that.

Innovative Israeli Company Seeks To Put A Freeze On Lung Cancer

One Israeli company has developed a revolutionary new way of eliminating tumors in breast cancer patients. But they didn't stop there, and have recently taken new steps towards creating an innovative new treatment that may change the world.

Expert Tips for Invention Prototypes - Part 6: Making Million Dollar Products

I like to say," There's no such thing as a million-dollar idea, just million-dollar executions," by which I mean the quality of the final product is what drives its success. A new way to get a product to this "million-dollar execution" point is through prototyping.

Wrist Health Monitor May Be The New ‘Guardian Angel’

A new wrist monitor by Israeli medical startup company Seraphim Sense could revolutionize the world of mobile healthcare.

CuBox Puts The Power You Need In The Palm Of Your Hand For Cheap

A small startup from Israel has created a revolutionary new palm PC that could open up access to computing to individuals around the world.

Glowing Algae: A Bright Lighting Idea That Could Change Our World

Revolutionary microalgae eco-friendly lamp could light streets, parking garages and homes with no electricity.

"Hovercraft Amazonia", A New Way Of Roaming The Rainforest Rivers

Invented around the 1950's, hovercrafts are not exactly a novelty to our eyes. They are useful transportation vehicles due to the fact that they can move both in land and water. However, hovercrafts are not so well-known in Brazil, where a firm of bold entrepeneurs decided to build one from scratch in order to travel in the rivers of Amazonia.

Lunchskins: Saving The Earth One Sandwich At A Time!

You know the thousands of clear plastic baggies that you threw away five days a week from preschool through high school? The innovative crew at Lunchskins thought that the individual sandwich holding baggie was way overdue for an environmentally friendly update, and they were right!

Review Of Top 3 Sunscreen Lotions On Amazon

Regardless of summer or winter, don't be fooled into thinking that sunscreen is only needed when the sun is out in fool force scorching the earth. it is just as harmful in the dead of winter when the blistering cold or when the Spring shill is in the air. As long as you have some acreage of skin exposed to the sun, it's going to need sunscreen. More often than not, its the face that's going to need the protection.

42 Creative Ways To Advertise Your Small Business On A Small Budget

Ever thought it impossible to gain attention in a market where the big dogs are spending millions of dollars a year to interrupt people and put their names in front of the masses? I know I have.

What we lack in capital, we have to make up for in creativity, tenacity and effort. We have to hustle harder than everyone else out there. We have to be the champions of our cause - day in and day out. 


Sprayable Energy: A Caffeinated Energy Drink For Your Skin

Move over Starbucks and Red Bull!  Two San Francisco-based entrepreneurs have developed an energy drink that's not at all palatable: in fact; in spray form, this caffeinated concoction is absorbed through your skin.  The product, Sprayable Energy, is packaged in an attractive pocket-sized spray vial, is now seeking crowdsource funding through indiegogo.

Get The Power In Water With NOPOPO

The water batteries however, have no such problem. Aqua Power System Japan were the first to introduce NOPOPO - an eco-friendly battery that generates No Pollution Power - thus the name NoPoPo. The battery is completely rechargeable and it can be totally recycled. The water used within the battery is regular drinking water. No need for special water like that used in a car battery.

The Beginning Of The Bionic Man

While it certainly feels like our bones are hard, they aren't. In fact they are actually not dead, un-reactive material either. Many don't realize that bones are flexible, to a point, and they are very much living tissue. The familiar and visible exterior of the human bone is merely a casing that protects an important network of nerves, blood vessels and material that allows growth of the bone as well as the marrow.

Mankind's Giant Leap Forward

There is only one thing that is better than being an inventor, and that is to be an inventor amongst a group of international minds, best in their fields and willing to contribute to your idea. When the spirit of the lone inventor meets the force of global collaboration, the results can reach the moon.

Coffee Down Under

All of us have this one problem in common. Off course it's a problem in varying degrees. Some have a mini one, others have a herculean one. The problem is offensive socks. But how do socks get to be such a problem anyway? Well, the good news is that feet do not naturally have any odor glands.


Taking Paint to The Next Level of Protection

If you look hard enough, you will find everything you need in nature. From rust proofing, to anti-bacteria to even bullet resistant material, it can all be found in nature. It so happens, as Dr. Nguyen Thi Hoe of Kova Paint Corporation found, that all four properties were in the humble rice husk. The beauty of it is that it's the husk, the part that's discarded once the grain has been removed, not the grain that is used as a staple in Eastern diets.


The Gift of Portable Humidity

The human body is sensitive to its environment. We have a range within which we feel comfortable - a certain temperature range; a certain illumination range, a certain level of sound, pressure and even humidity. Alter any of this too much or for too long and the body will protest. In a dry environment, like an air-conditioned office, the moisture from our body is extracted to the environment and our skin dries.