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May 13th, 2011
01:30 PM ET

This Weeks Big I – The United States of Innovation

Today was the final day of this week's report on the Fast Company magazine article the "United States of Innovation" - one idea, from every state that is helping build the cities of America's future.

From Alabama to Wyoming, we've looked at 51 innovative ideas.

Click here for the full Fast Company article.


Filed under: Ali Velshi • CNN Newsroom • The Big I
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  1. Michael V. Caldwell

    "TIME FOR All AMERICAN INVESTORS TO STEP UP TO THE PLATE LEAD AMERICA BY INVESTING IN AMERICA"

    "WHEN YOU INVEST IN AMERICA YOU INVEST IN YOUR
    CHILDREN'S FUTURE"

    "INVEST IN A LARGE PROJECT THAT WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOR THE FUTURE"

    Similar to this idea;

    In past history when the USA needed a Moral Boost to our Country we built such
    things as;

    The Largest Bridges, Dams, Statue Of Liberty, Worlds Largest Futuristic
    Fair, Landed on the Moon etc. It is overdue for us and time for us to build the
    Largest & Best Futuristic CITY IN THE WORLD, using ALL OF OUR CUTTING EDGE
    TECHNOLOGY AND ALL OF CHINA'S, GERMANY, RUSSIA and all other Countries CUTTING
    EDGE TECHNOLOGY and BEYOND ALL OTHERS ! !

    We need to find a location in the USA somewhere that has the space for our
    "FUTURE CITY PROJECT" where our Future City will Utilize all of the Newest and
    Cutting edge combined technology in the world to build our City using entirely
    GREEN energy with 0 pollution

    Our City Could Have A NEW VERSION OF THE STATUE OF LIBERTY, Holding the torch
    in one hand and our GREEN PLANET EARTH in her other hand, her head raised high
    looking Up at the sky.

    This would make a GREAT FILM & Could be based on a True Story with the help of A
    TEAM OF BIG MONEY INVESTORS ! ! !

    Use your Imagination and think how GREAT THIS WOULD BE FOR AMERICA & OUR
    ECONOMY ! !

    " COULD BE A HISTORICAL EVENT IN OUR HISTORY BOOKS FOR OUR NEXT GENERATION
    TO FOLLOW"

    "DREAM BIG...DO BIG"

    Thank You, Respectfully, Michael V. Caldwell, Proud American
    Inventor/Dreamer..Dream Big..Do Big ! ! !

    May 11, 2011 at 1:59 pm |
  2. John Marshall

    I have an innovative product. I patented a golf tee that is biodegradable and also is a fertilizer. It's called the Fertile Tee.

    I would love to be considered in any future features similar to this one.

    Thank you.

    John

    May 11, 2011 at 2:30 pm |
  3. Mike

    Is it possible to get a video file of the US of Innovation program? I'm interested in the story about Kansas health clinic in Olathe. I heard it is scheduled to run this evening.

    May 11, 2011 at 5:07 pm |
  4. Mike Adler

    Ali,

    Dollar cost averaging lets you buy less when the price is high and more than the price is low, and it happens automatically. As applied to gasoline, dollar cost averaging works like this.

    If it costs you $50 to fill your gas tank, buy no more than half a tank of gas at a time ($25 in this case).

    At $4 a gallon, $25 will buy 6.25 gallons of gas.
    At $5 a gallon, $25 will buy 5.00 gallons of gas.
    At $6 a gallon, $25 will buy 4.17 gallons of gas.

    This averages out to $4.86 a gallon, as compared to $5.00 a gallon to fill your tank every time. Not a windfall, but it's free and automatic.

    Mike
    Cottage Grove, MN

    May 12, 2011 at 11:55 am |

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