She's recycling CO2 to reduce oil dependence

How this scientist is recycling carbon dioxide into a do-good gas Carbon dioxide gets a bad rap. Out of all of the waste gases produced by human activity — manufacturing, agriculture, electricity production, transport — carbon dioxide is the largest byproduct and is fingered as the leading culprit behind global warming. In actuality, it accounts for 76 percent of all …

6 reasons entrepreneurs should get a business card

Using your personal card for business expenses can be a bad idea By Tamara E. Holmes  |   Published: August 11, 2017 Personal Finance WriterWrites regularly about personal finance and health If you’re like many new entrepreneurs, you may still be Using your personal credit card for business purposes rather than a business credit card. But advantage often comes at a price, …

South Africa's first black female winemaker ready to go it alone

South Africa’s booming wine industry “What is wine? Is it a cider or something? I hated the first sip.” That was Ntsiki Biyela’s first reaction after she won a scholarship to study winemaking in 1998. Now she is an international award winning vintner and resident winemaker at the Stellekaya winery in Stellenbosch — east of Cape Town, South Africa. She’s …

Want to clean up India?

Turn trash into free Wi-Fi

ThinkScream’s smart trash can rewards users with 15 minutes of free Wi-Fi for throwing things off. Trash belongs in the garbage bin. It’s a simple civic lesson that has frustrated two Mumbai entrepreneurs for ages. “India is a country where people like to break the rules,” said Raj Desai, cofounder of startup ThinkScream. “We see it on the roads where …

Drones, robots, DIY toys Glow at Toy Fair

Kids don’t need to learn how to code to construct robots with Cubelets. The blocks have embedded magnets which let them snap together to form robots of any shape. Each block has a small computer inside it and can communicate with its neighboring cube. “This makes Cubelets unique. It is a group of lots of little blocks, each with its …

Trump Fails to be a Bleacher Creature

Meet the presidential candidates…in doll form Hillary Clinton is there. Ted Cruz is there. So are Bernie Sanders and Marco Rubio. Who’s not there in Bleacher Creatures’ newest lineup of plush dolls inspired by the 2016 presidential candidates? Donald Trump. Bleacher Creatures is best known for its 10-inch plush figures of famous athletes like New York Yankees’ Derek Jeter, Cleveland …

How identity theft affects your credit score

Thieves can ruin your credit, but you can repair the Harm By Brady Porche  |   Released: August 9, 2017 Staff ReporterFocusing on credit scores and what consumers can do to improve them Identity theft can unfairly hamper its victims’ ability to Get credit and loans — on top of other hardships. The activities of fraudsters can affect your credit score in …