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Table of Contents:VOL. 19, NO. 10 - December 2009
Cover Story
Next Little Thing 2010Wireless electricity. Invisible loudspeakers. A library on a sheet of paper. A mind-reading headset. Meet the entrepreneurs launching all this and more in 2010. More
A conversation in a hotel lobby led to a cancer detection breakthrough. More
A lunch drenched by melted ice prompted entrepreneur Paul Lavallee to rethink the ice cooler. More
Biologist Andrew Logan turns waste from breweries into food for farmed seafood. More
K9 Storm's canine armor and communication systems help keep working dogs safe on the front lines of wars and police actions. More
Updates on last year's Next Little Thing firms More
Start-up
The price is rightHow a case of midnight munchies sparked a price-tag revolution. More
To get her documentary Ten9Eight into theaters, Mary Mazzio made a pioneering deal with movie chain AMC. More
Publicity stunts, social networking, and the convenience of the product have turned Batter Blaster into a bestseller. More
Cutting-edge business from a dead German novelist. More
Revealing the roots of the recession. More
Why speaking your mind is good business More
Are great entrepreneurs born...or made? More
Tech Edge
The Write StuffAre these high-tech pens mightier and the laptop for taking notes? More
The improbable-sounding space elevator could reshape the global economy. Are you on board? More
Frustrated with off-site data hosting? Try virtualization. More
A production company farms out work to clients. More
An online-education startup aims for a whole new class of teachers and students - including you. More
A startup helps political fundraisers get their online acts together. More
Tool Kit
Built to lastA patio contractor fights through the recession. More
How one stubborn entrepreneur learned to listen to - and profit from - customer complaints. More
Victoria Pavlov of Norwich, Conn., tries to launch a startup graphic design busines, but she can't land a bank loan. More
Features
Cops and robbersThe Indiana startup wants to build the ultimate police car. More
As the Big Three flounder, a new crop of insurgent automakers are reinventing the cars we drive. More
3Prong Power doesn't make cars, it hacks them. More
Can bright automotive finally make electric delivery vans cool? More
Can an automobile with 400 horsepower get 100mpg? More
After the recession hit, this boatmaker turned to cars. More
A rocket scientist reinvents the car engine. More
Transcending politics and ecology, an Israeli cosmetics firm goes global. More
Off Hours
Mardi gras on iceEach February this small northern town hosts a three-day bacchanal. More
Small businesses thrive on the South Carolina coast. More
This Charleston artisan-entrepreneur has a knack for turning her art into gold. More
These small brands are helping fuel a booming yoga gear industry. More
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