Pet tech is really taking off, thanks to all of the innovative apps that make pet ownership a much less daunting task. Owning a pet isn't always the easiest, especially when you live in the heart of the city. Busy lifestyles and inexperience with pet ownership can be a recipe for disaster, but the rise of pet tech has brought about some insanely helpful apps that every dog owner should use.
From walking services to animal training software, these apps are completely changing the world of pet ownership. Gone all day at work? There's a sitter for that. Hate walking your dog in the rain? [...]
Car ownership isn't always glamorous. Between unexpected car troubles, rising gas prices, and monthly car insurance, your expenses can really add up, and fast. So for those on a budget, saving a few extra bucks here and there can really make a difference; Which is why pay per mile insurance is gaining popularity amongst drivers young and old.
Traditional car insurance requires payments monthly, semi-annually, or yearly. Typically, drivers can choose whichever payment plan works best for them, but there are definitely some downsides to these routine payment plans. Monthly car insurance payments[...]
Blood samples have always been regarded as efficient indicators of health, but with new applications of biometric skin patches, it turns out sweat is as well. Researchers at Northwestern University have discovered that sweat contains a significant amount of health information, from electrolyte content to biometric stats.
Sweat, or perspiration, is made up of water, salt, ammonia, urea, and sugar. Each person is born with roughly 2 to 4 million sweat glands, all of which become active after puberty. Sweat is easy to produce and collect, and is something that every human can create. Because of [...]
Researchers have discovered a remarkable new 10-minute cancer test that is much more accessible than current methods. With this test, the presence of cancer cells can be found in any part of the body, according to a new study published last week.
Each year, an estimated 1.7 million people are diagnosed with cancer in America alone. This doesn’t factor in the people who don’t visit the clinic to be tested in the first place, due to a lack of medical insurance or other outstanding issues. With this staggering amount of people diagnosed annually, the appeal for a 10-minute cancer[...]
Electrified roads have just been introduced in Sweden. As more and more people are moving towards environmentally-friendly transportation, innovation in the electric vehicle sector is of growing importance. With over 2 million people driving electric vehicles worldwide, electric vehicle technology has growing demand.
Electric vehicles have gained massive popularity over the past few years, with companies such as Tesla and BMW rolling out some seriously impressive electric cars. While a growing number of people are ditching their gas cars, there’s still concern over battery [...]
Plastic straws are soon to be a thing of the past, thanks to inventions like the Final Straw. As awareness of the damage caused by plastic straws grows, more and more people are demanding that they are banned in cities across the world. In America alone, we use over 500 million plastic straws per day. And where do the majority of plastic straws end up? Tossed carelessly in the trash, littered, not recycled, and ultimately, in the ocean.
When these straws (and other plastic waste) pollute our oceans, they break down into microplastics. These tiny particles of plastic are then ingested by [...]
You’ve seen their bikes, their scooters, and now, their cars. Lime is now rolling out its car-share service in multiple cities across America, starting in Seattle on December 10th. Introducing: LimePod.
Even just a few years ago, the concept of sharing cars with strangers would have seemed insane, if not impossible. The ability to pick up and drop off free-floating, un-owned cars all across the city hinted at madness. But, thanks to the rise of transportation tech and the innovation of companies like Lime, car-share services are becoming a commuter’s norm.
Bees are a vital part of our food sources. Nearly ⅓ of the food we eat is pollination-dependent, so bees really are essential to our ecosystem. But, new research is showing that our planet’s bee population is declining, which could disrupt our food sources in a catastrophic way. Luckily for us, not all hope is lost, thanks to the hundreds of people who have decided to take up at-home beekeeping.The bee population is in jeopardy. Mounting threats of environmental changes and exposure to pesticides are leading to a decline in the bee population, which means more than unpollinated [...]
Scientists have now discovered the medicinal potential of algae to regenerate skin. In Chile, scientists were able to engineer an artificial “skin” made out of microalgae. This algae skin could be the answer to the issue of patient skin graft rejection, and open the doors to many other successful medical procedures.
Skin grafts are necessary for a number of reasons, the most common being severe burns. Unfortunately, the success rate for skin grafts taking without rejection or infection is fairly low, coming in at about 50%. Specifically, the lower limb grafts have the most [...]
Photos of animals trapped in our plastic waste have swarmed the internet for years now, yet little has been done to change it. That is, until Saltwater Brewery in Delray Beach, Florida, came up with the brilliant idea to make edible 6-pack rings for their beer. Instead of using traditional plastic rings, Saltwater Brewery is using their leftover materials to make an animal and eco-friendly alternative.
A recent study shows that an estimated 1 million birds and an additional 100,000 marine animals die each year from our plastic waste. These animals often mistake plastic waste for food, or [...]
A new plant-based protein, Lemnoideae, is revolutionizing the food industry. Also known as duckweed or water lentils, these plants are nutrient-rich and quickly replenish when harvested. With their ability to be grown with less water consumption than other plant protein sources, water lentils have the potential to become a huge player in the culinary industry.
Numerous startups are taking advantage of the possibilities and benefits of water lentils. Parabel, a Florida-based hydroponic producer, has created a proprietary system to grow and harvest water lentils. Their system provides the plants[...]
Vaporizing, waterless toilets have successfully been invented. Introducing these toilets to areas of extreme poverty across the world could make all the difference in the global sanitation crisis. Currently, it is estimated that 2.6 billion people worldwide don’t have access to toilets and the safe sanitation they provide. This leads to the spreading of dangerous diseases and infections from human waste contamination. Paired with the lack of medical resources in these impoverished regions, people are dying at alarming rates.
This month observes World Toilet Day on November 19th; a day [...]
Black Friday is just around the corner, and shoppers everywhere are preparing to fill their carts to the brim with the best buys of the year. But, this infamous day of consumerism isn’t what it used to be; Now, thanks to some pretty nifty apps, Black Friday doesn’t have to mean dragging your turkey-filled stomach to the mall at 1 am to get that flat-screen TV you’ve been eyeing for months.With the rise of tech, Black Friday has somewhat turned into a week-long event. In 2005, the only other comparable day of shopping was Cyber Monday, which has been known to generate over $5 [...]
As always, tech is making our lives easier. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, the stress and anxiety of the upcoming festivities can be overwhelming. Meal planning, shopping, and checking off that to-do list can be daunting, but thanks to these 13 apps, Thanksgiving can be pulled off perfectly this year (or with more ease, at the very least).The trip to the grocery store pre-Thanksgiving Dinner has to be one of the most stressful events of the year. You want to make sure that you get everything on the list, because there’s no way you’re going back out again later. [...]
Scientists have discovered a plastic-eating enzyme that can break down plastic waste in just a matter of days, as opposed to the time is takes naturally for plastic to break down on its own.
This discovery could solve the plastic waste issue that is currently threatening the planet’s environment. If the science behind the enzyme proves to be strong enough, landfill space could be reduced significantly. The most interesting part? It was a scientific “accident,” and one that could change the way plastic is disposed of and recycled worldwide.In 2016, Japanese scientists [...]
A hybrid of equal parts bicycle and car, the PodRide is certainly a one-of-a-kind mode of transportation that is grabbing the attention of cyclists and car owners alike. The PodRide was created by Mikael Kjellman, an avid bike rider year-round. After years of riding through winter weather conditions, he came up with the idea to blend the environmentally-friendly aspect of a bicycle with the all-weather protection of a car. Thus, PodRide was born.PodRide is unlike anything you’ve seen before. Designed to look like a tiny car, PodRide is complete with four wheels, a “trunk” for[...]
In the era of the bath bomb, Lush has made huge headlines for being the place for all of your bath and beauty needs. Consumers want everything to be Instagram-worthy, even their bathroom products, which proved to be the perfect niche for Lush’s brand. Best known for their crazy-colored bath bombs and nutrient-packed face masks, the brand has gained an enormous audience, and their admiral business philosophies are making waves in the market. All-natural, ethically-sourced, 100 percent vegetarian, and entirely handmade, Lush’s products themselves are super satisfactory. Even better? [...]
Seedballs could bring about a greener tomorrow. Our natural resources are finite. We’ve known this to be true for decades, yet our forests are being destroyed at increasingly disastrous rates. In fact, every 2 seconds, a part of a forest the size of a football field is destroyed by man. Our planet can’t keep up with the rates that trees are being cut down and not replaced by new seeds for future forest preservation. At the rate things are going now, it is suggested that the earth will completely run out of trees in less than 300 years. The tree deficit is being caused by an unequal[...]
According to a recent tweet by Elon Musk himself, the infamous LA Hyperloop tunnels will be open to test riders on December 10th of this year. After nearly seven years of planning and brainstorming, Musk’s vision of a “fifth mode of transport” is finally becoming a reality, and LA commuters are surely intrigued.
Los Angeles is known for its hellish traffic, making it the perfect location for Musk to implement the technology. Currently, commuters during rush hour have to add an extra 44 minutes onto their drive because of congestion on the highways. With Hyperloop open for [...]
Uber has created hundreds of thousands of jobs, but with the possibility of self-driving cars/autonomous vehicles just around the corner, self-employment may start to look a bit different.
In August of 2017, Dara Khosrowshahi became Uber’s Chief Executive Officer after Travis Kalanick was encouraged to resign due to unethical and allegedly shady business practices. Since beginning the new role, Khosrowshahi’s Uber has been promising innovation, including the potential to introduce self-driving cars to the Uber pool.
In theory, this would reduce the risk of driver-related accidents,[...]