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Drones, robots, DIY toys shine at Toy Fair

Kids don't need to know how to code to construct robots with Cubelets. The blocks have embedded magnets that let them snap together to form robots of any shape. Each block has a tiny computer inside it and can communicate with its neighboring block. "This makes Cubelets unique. It is a collection of lots of little blocks, each with its own brain," said Eric Schweikardt, CEO and founder of Modular Robotics. The block...

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She's recycling CO2 to reduce oil dependence

Carbon dioxide gets a bad rap. Out of all the waste gases produced by human activity -- manufacturing, agriculture, electricity production, transportation -- carbon dioxide is the biggest byproduct and is fingered as the leading culprit behind global warming. In fact, it accounts for 76% of all annual global greenhouse gas emissions, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. But Emily Cole ...

15 Feb 10:06 PM 0 Read More...

Wheelers Van Rentals Best Beaches

Wheelers Accessible Van Rentals has announced that they will open up a store in Miami and Ft. Lauderdale on March 1st 2016. Being a Floridian myself, I will be the first to admit that Florida has so many things to do ranging from beaches to amusement parks. There is never a dull moment in Florida and Miami and Ft. Lauderdale are some of the best and most beautiful cities in the world. How can you go to Florida withou...

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Trump refuses to be a Bleacher Creature

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 Cavaliers' Lebron James and the Patriots quarterback Tom Brady....

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She's recycling carbon dioxide with hopes of reducing oil dependence

Carbon dioxide gets a bad rap. Out of all the waste gases produced by human activity -- manufacturing, agriculture, electricity production, transportation -- carbon dioxide is the biggest byproduct and is fingered as the leading culprit behind global warming. In fact, it accounts for 76% of all annual global greenhouse gas emissions, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. But Emily Cole ...

12 Feb 6:48 PM 0 Read More...

He just pitched to Richard Branson and won!

Eric Dy, co-founder and CEO of Bloom Technologies, accepting his award from Richard Branson after winning the Extreme Tech Challenge contest. Eric Dy is reeling from one of his most memorable experiences as an entrepreneur. Late Wednesday, Dy stood before Richard Branson for seven minutes and pitched his startup Bloom Technologies in the final round of the Extreme Tech Challenge contest. The San Francisco-bas...

12 Feb 3:47 AM 0 Read More...

Tech tackles the refugee crisis

There are nearly 1 million displaced Syrian children. Techfugees wants to use tech to improve things like education. Solving the refugee crisis should be a collaborative effort. That's the message of a global grassroots nonprofit called Techfugees. Techfugees held its first U.S.-based event on Tuesday. Roughly 180 tech professionals gathered in New York City at Civic Hall. Attendees -- who hailed from place...

10 Feb 6:31 AM 0 Read More...

How this STEM school is shattering stereotypes

Dr. Ellis Crasnow (center) with students on the first day of school. At STEM3 Academy, sticking to the norm doesn't work. In fact, the school was launched to do just the opposite. "Our emphasis is on learning versus teaching," said Dr. Ellis Crasnow, the school's director. "Our students learn by doing, experiencing and constructing rather than just sitting in a classroom listening to a teacher." STEM3 Acade...

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Lehman Brothers is back... in a whiskey bottle

Lehman Brothers is synonymous with financial catastrophe, but one entrepreneur hopes the brand will make him a fortune -- as a range of Scotch whiskey. James Green, 34, is launching three whiskies with Lehman Brothers on the label. The most popular of the range, "Ashes of Disaster," claims to have a "wicked suggestion of burning banknotes, a hint of ripe autumn fruit about to fall." Lehman Brothers collapsed...

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Women cash in on the marijuana boom

Giadha DeCarcer, a former investment banker, is founder and CEO of New Frontier, a data analysis provider for the cannabis industry. The cannabis industry is quickly becoming a magnet for female entrepreneurs. Medical or recreational marijuana is legal in 23 states and the District of Columbia. As legalization has increased, so have sales. In 2013, the industry was at $1.8 billion. In 2015, it was estimated a...

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