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Teen Invents Flashlight That Lights From Body Heat. It Could Change the World

Ann Makosinkski is 16 years ald and about to change the world.  She has just invented a flashlight that is powered completely from body heat.  She did not win first place at the science fair competition.  You have to wonder what science project was in first place.

Is this the first step in many where portable devices will be powered by body heat?  Will the battery companies begin doing research to prove that it is dangerous to humans? 

Ann realized that the warmth generated by the human body was an overlooked energy source.

Topics: News Entrepreneurship Invention

The Disconnect Between the Media and the Real World

A week ago you read the story and watched a video on FOX News.  The dramatic news story made a point that things are bad...very bad. And things are going to get worse.

David Lightfoot is in the thick of business reality and offers his thoughts and perspectives regarding the "fiscal cliff":

Topics: Taxes Government Business Success News

Heroes on the Homefront: Report Highlights Veterans' Contributions

I’m excited to announce the release of a report by the Interagency Task Force on Veterans Small Business Development called “Heroes on the Homefront: Supporting Veteran Success as Small Business Owners.”  This is the second report of its kind where task force members from seven agencies have come together to collaborate on small business issues that are unique to Veteran business owners.

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) believes that two of America’s greatest assets are the service of our returning veterans and the economic dynamism of our small businesses.  It is no secret that entrepreneurs and small businesses are the engines of American innovation and economic prosperity.  For example, our nation’s 28 million small firms employ 60 million Americans, or half of the private sector workforce, and they are responsible for creating 2 out of 3 net new private sector jobs across the country. 

Topics: Veterans in Business News Business Success Stories

Mars Landing via a Live Online Streaming Watched 11.5 Million Times

Will the Internet soon be on Mars?  NASA Television in High Definition on UStream has already been viewed over 11.5 million times and as of this moment, there are over 138,000 viewers watching the high definitiion stream via UStream.

Topics: Technology News

Amazon Slaps the Hands of Lazy Entrepreneurs and Pulls Kindle Books

Knowing that Amazon is on top their business should help you sleep better at night.  Amazon is pulling duplicated e-books from the Kindle Store.  The lazy, opportunistic, predator, stupid people who wanted to start a business by doing essentially no work have been caught. 

Topics: Write a Book Kindle News

One Atom Thick Graphene Discovery Changes the Future of Business

Graphene, the strongest and thinnest known material in existence, is 100 times stronger than steel.  Its discovery six years ago won University of Manchester professors Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov the 2010 Nobel Prize in Physics.

Topics: Technology News Prediction