Solar Powered, Smart Roads

Could you imagine what it would be like to drive across solar panels instead of the asphalt traditionally used for roads? If Scott Brusaw has his way, we will soon find out. Scott is currently working on a type of “smart” road that is solar powered, according to CNN. At $4.4 million per mile, this

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Niche Biz: Tours By Locals

Tours By Locals is a new web site that connects people who are traveling someplace with local experts that could act as their guides, according to a listing on The idea is to maximize local knowledge and let tourists have access to people who could give them a true understanding of any location the

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Self-Propelled Skiing

When there is snow on the ground and the roads are icy, most people would stay at home. However, Russian inventor, Sergei Khvalin, thought of a better idea. When the ground is covered, he gets out his homemade propeller and a pair of ski’s. After strapping it to his back, he uses it to ski

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Niche Biz: Carry On Luggage

To make money, many airlines have imposed a carry on luggage fee. This includes Spirit Airlines. While taking a flight on the airline, one entrepreneur noticed an opportunity. Some carry on was free, as long as it met specific sizes… a size that was hard to find in luggage. So, he made his own luggage

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A Niche In 3 Fluid Ounces

Ever since transportation authorities placed rigorous limits on the amount of liquids allowed on flights, travellers have had to figure out how to both pack their favourite toiletries and comply with those regulations. According to trendspotter Springwise, helping consumers avoid bag-check charges or confiscation of their non-compliant toiletries and cosmetics, New York-based 3floz is an

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