NASA and the Private Sector Look to New Horizons in Space

The United States has a long history of innovation in space and pushing the boundaries, from putting the first people on the moon in 1969 to landing the Curiosity Rover on Mars in 2012. At 7:49:58 Tuesday, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) continued that tradition as the spacecraft New Horizons passed by Pluto, making the United States the first nation to send a spacecraft to the dwarf planet. While many are first hearing about New Horizons this week, its journey began long ago. Launched in January of 2006, the spacecraft has been on its way to Pluto for nine years. The payoff now comes with close-up images of Pluto and its five moons. Discovered in 1930 by Clyde W. Tombaugh, Pluto quickly captured the public’s imagination. Pluto made news in 2006 as astronomers reclassified it as a dwarf planet, officially lowering the number of planets in our solar […]

NASA and the Private Sector Look to New Horizons in Space

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7 Business Lessons From Mixbook C.E.O. Andrew Laffoon

We talked to Mixbook co-founder Andrew Laffoon to find out what business lessons he's learned over his company's remarkable 9-year period of rapid growth.

7 Business Lessons From Mixbook C.E.O. Andrew Laffoon

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1776 Challenge Cup is a global startup competition taking place in 16 cities across 11 countries to identify the most promising startups solving the biggest challenges in four categories – education, energy, health and cities.

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South Florida Teen Named Top Young Entrepreneur

A 13-year-old from Florida was honored as a young entrepreneur for her nonprofit, which won her $30,000 in college scholarships in a recent competition.

South Florida Teen Named Top Young Entrepreneur

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A Startup Is Using Soap to Change the World — & It’s Working

SoapBox Soaps donates one bar of soap, fresh water, or vitamin supplements to a child in need for every bar purchased.

A Startup Is Using Soap to Change the World — & It’s Working

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Kenya’s Economy Booms—So What’s Next?

Kenya's economy is booming, and the world is taking notice. But what can be done to facilitate the country's growth?

Kenya’s Economy Booms—So What’s Next?

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Buffalo, NY: Where the Cool Kids Want to Live

Buffalo’s downtown increasingly resembles the crane-crowded skylines of cities like Dubai or Shanghai. It's also where millennials want to live.

Buffalo, NY: Where the Cool Kids Want to Live

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From Morning to Night, American Ingenuity at Work

From the moment you wake up until you fall asleep, examples of American ingenuity are everywhere.

From Morning to Night, American Ingenuity at Work

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Darn, That’s Good

Update: Darn Good Yarn, originally featured on FreeEnterprise.com in 2013, was named the Community Excellence Award Winner at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s 2015 America’s Small Business Summit. “It is true of the nation, as of the individual, that the greatest doer must also be a great dreamer.”—Theodore Roosevelt Knitting and crocheting have dramatically increased in popularity in recent years. In fact, according to the Craft Yarn Council, 38 million consumers knit and crochet today. It’s a market ripe for an entrepreneur like Nicole Snow. Snow started Darn Good Yarn out of her home in the remote town of Sebec in upstate Maine. She hires women in India and Nepal to craft reasonably priced, high-quality yarn using reclaimed materials such as silk. Then she ships the finished product to customers around the world. Using materials that would otherwise be thrown away, Snow’s business helped save 10,000 pounds of waste in […]

Darn, That’s Good

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