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$1,200 for a Meatball? Make Mine PB&J.

What happens when a stem cell biologist unites with a cardiologist to pursue a new idea? Check out Memphis Meats—growing beef, duck and chicken in a laboratory. You might say Memphis Meats is growing cells instead of cows. Vegetarians may one day have an alternative to abstaining from meat. Memphis Meats is producing cultured meat. I wonder if you drink your wine or beer from…

Residential Solar–Having a little fun

Congratulations solar panels. You are thinner and prettier than ever! You’re aging beautifully thanks to Sistine Solar, a Boston start-up, who is definitely having a little fun with solar energy. Solar energy has been around for decades, but it’s just starting to become “affordable.” Well, affordable might be a relative term (see also Affordable Healthcare Act). But, the costs are definitely coming down. However, despite…

Coffee. The Fresh-Roasted Sensation before Starbucks

Coffee before Starbucks wasn’t just Folgers, Maxwell House and Community Coffee. Any Dallas-ites remember Prestonwood mall? Well, just down from Neiman Marcus and almost across from Dillards, on the second floor was Addison Coffee (I think “Roasters” got added later). Not quite a North Texas institution yet, Addison Coffee Roasters has been delivering fresh roasted coffee to consumers since the 1980s. One of the first…

What do the EPA, “Shark Tank” PittMoss® and Peat Moss Have in Common?

What do the EPA, “Shark Tank” PittMoss® and Peat Moss Have in Common? Keep reading to find out about federal grants to small businesses and a small business success story. If you aren’t familiar with federal grants for small businesses, you should take a peek at www.sbir.gov . It’s dubbed, “America’s Seed Fund,” and 11 federal agencies have funding projects to award to small businesses….