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The North Dakota Miracle: Fracking in the Bakken

The recent boom of the Bakken oil fields — made possible by a perfect storm of sensible state regulations, the fracking process, and the fact that most drilling is taking place on private lands—has produced a whirlwind of economic growth in a formerly sleepy corner of northwest North Dakota.


Niche Biz: Software For An Underserved Market (Women)

The video below is from Patrick McKenzie’s talk at the Business of Software 2010.


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Industrial Dry Food Cutting With Water

Water jets are a surprisingly efficient method of slicing, and they’re more hygienic than using a blade, which can harbor bacteria.



Is This What Your Shipping Dept. Looks Like?

Do you wish that your fulfillment and shipping department looked more like Amazon’s?


Video: The Quest for Free (Groceries)

I know that the stores get reimbursed and all, but is this ethical?


Inventor Journal: Zip-It Clean

One year ago, Rich Whittle spoke with Gene Luoma, inventor of the Zip-It Clean drain cleaner.


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Cute and Funny to Sell Gross

A consultant warned, “Don’t ever show the actual nose washing, because it’s gross.”


Video: This Is How They Serve Ice Cream In Dubai

Does anyone know what company this is?


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Video Game Simulator Bizop

The British television show The Gadget Show has built the ultimate simulator for “first person shooter”