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Bloody biotech idea fakes it

11:34AM | Tuesday, 1 November 2011 |  Artificial blood made from stem cells could be used in transfusions in just two years, which would prevent shortages in hospitals, prove a lifesaver on battlefields, and at car crash sites.

Racing headwear with a sweet twist

10:30PM | Monday, 31 October 2011 |  Melbourne-based milliner Kerrie Stanley and Sisko Chocolate founder Christina Tantsis have put a sweet twist on custom-made racing headwear: a fascinator adorned with chocolate.

New fashion designer milks it

10:59PM | Friday, 28 October 2011 |  A young German fashion designer is revolutionising high fashion by creating clothes with a staple from the fridge – milk.

Co-lunching has mass appeal

10:48PM | Tuesday, 25 October 2011 |  An online register, which invites everyone from students to stay-at-home mums to meet and eat in mass social meals, has launched in Melbourne.

Virtual shop a smart (phone) idea

10:33PM | Monday, 24 October 2011 |  A British internet company is launching a “virtual” shop with pictures of groceries, bringing a whole new meaning to the term “window shopping”.

Building the right start-up option

10:06PM | Friday, 21 October 2011 |  Trying to sell off $20 million worth of property during an economic crisis is a near-impossible task, yet Garry Braams found himself with no alternative.

WeTeachMe tops the class

10:47PM | Monday, 17 October 2011 |  Does the emergence of eBay-inspired services, such as WeTeachMe, suggest there are business opportunities for other start-ups? It’s certainly worth checking out.

Bridging the knowledge gap

10:43PM | Friday, 14 October 2011 |  Promising the world to clients can be a tempting sales strategy for start-ups, particularly in the early days when sales are scarce, but it can also backfire in a very big way. So says Sabir Samtani and David Easton from Reborn.

MP3-enabled badges the next Legacy

10:03PM | Thursday, 13 October 2011 |  Legacy badges traditionally come as pins to stick on your clothes, but now they’ve entered the digital age with new MP3 “buttons” or virtual badges.

Invisible key unlocks a new business

10:28PM | Wednesday, 12 October 2011 |  Soon people won’t need to worry about fumbling for their keys in the dark – an invisible key, unveiled in Taiwan, provides access with hand gestures.