Niche Biz: Turbie Twist

In 2005, new college graduate Angela Carr and her slightly younger sister Christina Cummings found themselves buying the rights for a small, super-absorbent hair towel from Pittsburgh Plastics, a company that the sisters felt was vastly underutilizing the product, according to a story at The women renamed the hair towel the Turbie Twist and […]

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The Bloom Box

Large corporations have been testing a new device that can generate power on the spot, without being connected to the electric grid. Will we have one in every home someday? 60 Minutes’ Lesley Stahl reports. What do you think about the Bloom Box? Will the oil companies bury the technology? Does it sound too good

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March Madness For The Mind

The National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA) will host its annual March Madness for the Mind showcase of student innovation in San Francisco on March 27, 2010 from 10:00 to 2 p.m. PST at the Exploratorium® in the Palace of Fine Arts. PitchEngine reports the event is an opportunity for the nation’s top Excellence

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Niche Idea: The Feedaway

Trendspotter Springwise reports that there’ s a new kid on the flat-pack furniture block, offering a portable high chair solution. Made from recycled cardboard, the Feedaway from Melbourne-based Belkiz is an easy-to-assemble, lightweight version of the traditional feeding chair. It’s designed to be used away from home, wherever baby or toddler feeding chairs aren’t available,

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