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May 09, 2014

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Number three is Omaha, NE and two is Miami, FL. You’ll (probably) never guess the number one U.S. city to start a business in right now. Plus, Google X kills the jetpack. Sorry. But they’ve got other less noisy things up their sleeves.

— Aly Windsor, News Editor

Top 10 U.S. cities to start a new business

Small businesses employ half of all workers in the U.S. Here the cities where small business is booming—or at least should be.

By Kirsten Korosec

Here’s what Google X could disrupt next

Google’s experimental lab has already made the impossible a reality. Which industries is it eying for disruption?

By Tyler Falk

FEATURE: Could driverless cars render public transit obsolete?

Autonomous, self-driving vehicles promise to revolutionize commuting and travel. They will also disrupt city life and urban transportation systems.

By Mary Catherine O’Connor

Why smartphone batteries could soon last weeks, not hours

Could a student project revolutionize the electronics industry?

By Charlie Osborne

Scientists create oil-absorbing wood

Could wood prove to be the solution for mopping up oil spills effectively?

By Charlie Osborne

ICYMI: Organic food competition is driving down prices

More supermarkets are competing for the growing U.S. organic food market.

By Tyler Falk

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