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Meet the Man Who Invented the LED Lightbulb

In 1962, when he was 33, the scientist Nick Holonyak, Jr., created the first practical visible light-emitting diode.



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Massage a Horse: Go to Jail

That’s the absurd fate Karen Hough could face if she wants to continue her business in Nebraska.


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Peer to Peer Car Repair

YourMechanic, a peer-to-peer car repair marketplace that enables mechanics to fix users’ cars at their home or office, launched at TechCrunch Disrupt SF today.


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Niche Biz: Selling to the Godless

Religiosity has declined in the U.S.


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Niche Biz: Selling Tassels

Chances are the tassel atop the graduation cap or adorning the program or the menu came from Tassel Depot, based in Deerfield Beach.


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Long-Distance Bedtime Stories

The Chicago-based company’s patent-pending application integrates digitised picture books with webcam communication, allowing adults and children to share stories while seeing and interacting with each other.


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SlotGuard: Stop Junk Mail Before It Hits Your Mailbox

SlotGuard is a junk mail reduction service available to United States Postal Customers.


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People Pay Farmers to Let Their Dogs Herd Sheep

ANN DORNFELD: On this chilly Saturday, half a dozen city-dwellers are lined up with their dogs along a muddy field.


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Sweeping the Streets for Gold

Since the age of 15, Gohel has been working this alley from late morning until dark, with Sundays off, a schedule driven by shop hours and the rhythm of the settling dust.