I'll let you in on a troubling secret: Ever since I married into a golf family, I've struggled to hide my lack of enthusiasm for the game (it's impossible to hide my lack of talent). It's not the sport itself; it's the time it takes to play 18 holes. Granted, I'm a speed junkie, but after the first nine, I'm done. On a patient day. The poky carts only add to my pain.
After six weeks of strategy and sweat, a coalition of high school teams from Connecticut, Massachusetts and Nevada took the top prize at the FIRST Robotics competition, otherwise known as the "Superbowl of Smarts."
Dean Kamen, the engineer who invented the Segway, is puzzling over a new equation these days. An estimated 1.1 billion people in the world don't have access to clean drinking water, and an estimated 1.6 billion don't have electricity. Those figures add up to a big problem for the world--and an equally big opportunity for entrepreneurs.