We’ve been reading a lot lately about what trends executives are seeing on wall street, and it seems that alternative assets and new world insights are the latest thing. This is encouraging news for us here at Marfa Advisors and our clients, too. It seems like investors of all types are moving towards investments which […]
Recently, scientists reported that the Earth reached its highest temperature on record in 2016, trouncing a record set only a year earlier, which beat one set in 2014. It is the first time in the modern era of global warming data that temperatures have blown past the previous record three years in a row (below). […]
Parking a car on the street in NYC collectively accounts for millions of hours per year for New Yorkers. Between the alternate side parking, fines, and simply searching for parking, you may just never want to park again or get rid of your car. If this sounds like you, DropCar is the new app for you. A valet […]
Parking in the city may just be the most frustrating part of your day. Circling the block as many times as you need to, checking the signs all around you to make sure it is legal, and finally making sure there are no fire hydrants around are all a part of the routine of driving […]
What do Van Gogh, Thoreau and de Mestral (the inventor of Velcro) have in common? All 3 great innovators were inspired by nature to create their magnum opus. This week, the Biometry Institute was holding its annual conference to display and explore how future innovations would be further advanced by mimicking nature’s majesty. Recent examples heralded by the Institute include: the Shinkansen Bullet Train (engine design copied from kingfishers); […]
Often we write about companies that think they are changing the world, but this one may actually do it.
Regardless of your political leanings, everyone can admit that a renewable energy source that can power everything to our homes would greatly benefit this country. Solar energy is well known but what are our other options? United Wind, the company that is capturing wind energy is turning into a legitimate alternative. With the ability to […]
Bubbles too tiny to be detected by the human eye can improve crops and keep food fresh and clean without the need for chemicals. A growing number of Japanese companies are betting on this emerging technology.
The cost of entry for an aspiring entrepreneur has never been lower, and the total wealth of opportunities has never been larger. You can start a new web site business on the Internet for as little as $100, with cheap smartphone apps, new technology innovations or tapping the multitude of opportunities brought by capitalizing on […]
Reliable energy sources is still a problem for a significant portion of the global population. According to the World Bank, 1.1 billion people still do not have access to energy electricity while another 2.9 billion people use solid fuels like wood, charcoal, coal, and even dung for cooking and heating. DUMBO-based startup, BioLite is changing […]
Want to recycle more and do your part for the environment? In a busy metropolis like NYC, it’s not always so easy to recycle when you want and where you want. Intellibins brings all the information you need to be a more conscious environmental citizen straight to your mobile phone with Android and iPhone versions […]