Look around and you’ll be surprised to see that biofuels are coming back in vogue. From 2004 to 2008, innovations in the biofuels sector fell to almost zero around the globe. While the future of the industry seems a bit uncertain, the immediate trends seem to suggest that things are coming back, at least for […]
When was the last time you had a salad made of a tomato that was just picked off the vine? If you’re a native New Yorker perhaps never. Thankfully, GROW’s smart planter is changing all of this. The smart gardening company enables users to grow organic vegetables and herbs in the comfort of their home […]
This installment of Women in NYC Tech is presented by Kali. Kali is a chemical-free, organic tampon and pads subscription service. Stop using boring, chemical sticks and start caring about your lady parts. Kali – Not Your Mother’s Tampons. Much has been said and written about the lack of women in the tech sector, be it as […]
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.