Opportunities for small businesses to disrupt or even dominate markets don't come along every day. When technological and legal landscapes shift, however, enterprise companies tend to be slow to react. Rashan Dixon Published 5:00 am PDT, Thursday, April 11, 2019 Photo: Luis Alvarez | Getty Images Photo: Luis Alvarez | Getty Images Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Luis Alvarez | Getty Images How Startups Can Get in and Stay Competitive in Scaling Industries 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Disruptive entrepreneurs share two things in common: They beat their enterprise peers to the punch, and they find partners to help them do it.all carry the brand’s meatless patties.23 … [Read more...] about How Startups Can Get in and Stay Competitive in Scaling Industries
Bathroom scales meant for home use display your weight with a dial or on a digital screen. These scales measure your weight in one of two ways: mechanically, with springs, or electronically, with circuits that bend under weight, altering the current coursing through them. In general, digital bathroom scales are more accurate than mechanical ones. But for the most accurate reading, any bathroom scale must be set up correctly and used consistently."First and foremost, you have to make sure you are weighing yourself on a hard, flat surface," said Tom Dorsey, e-commerce manager at Lifetime Brands, which sells both our top pick and runner-up bathroom scales. Placing the scale on carpeting or a slant will cause the pressure on the four sensors in the corner of the scale to be uneven, and the reading to be inaccurate. And ideally, you need to use the scale in the same place on that hard surface every time. Digital scales sold for at-home use can still be fairly accurate, but "when you move … [Read more...] about Can I trust my bathroom scale?
Mary Esch, Associated Press Updated 9:11 pm PDT, Tuesday, October 9, 2018 In this Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, photo, workers clean consumer plastic shopping bags from the clogged rollers of a machine which separates paper, plastic and metal recyclable material, in a processing building at EL Harvey & Sons, a waste and recycling company, in Westborough, Mass. Recycling programs across the United States are shutting down or scaling back because of a global market crisis blamed on contamination at the curbside bin. less In this Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, photo, workers clean consumer plastic shopping bags from the clogged rollers of a machine which separates paper, plastic and metal recyclable material, in a processing building ... more Photo: Charles Krupa, AP In this Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, photo, a forklift takes a bundle of residential mixed fiber, comprised of a variety of paper and cardboard, off a … [Read more...] about Market forces put America’s recycling industry in the dumps
Distributed energy, distributed water But hidden within this Gordian tangle of interdependence lies some important opportunities for the United States to use science and technology to stabilize and improve both our water and our energy networks. The technologies our country has developed to create and manage distributed energy generation and distributed energy storage can guide us to develop new technologies to create distributed water generation and distributed water storage. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, which has a long history of innovation in energy technologies, has plunged into water research in recent years with precisely this framework in mind. For example, it is becoming increasingly clear that distributed energy generation through rooftop solar will fundamentally alter how we design and operate our electrical grid. Distributed electrical generation allows us to produce significant quantities of electricity, much of which we can use locally to offset demands from the … [Read more...] about Creating More Sustainable Water Systems by Taking Lessons from Energy Industry
The UK games industry is worth nearly £3bn to the British economy and employs over 47,000 people across the country, according to new figures released today. The scale of the gaming industry was revealed in a new report, commissioned by the British Film Institute to explore the benefits of tax relief for screen industries such as games, TV and film. The UK is the fifth largest video game market in the world, with a record £5.11bn spent on gaming in the country last year. Britain is a nation of a reported 37m gamers and the increased creation of games is contributing heavily to the economy. The report, “Screen Business: How tax incentives help power economic growth across the UK”, says that the gaming industry directly employs 20,430 people full-time in development, publishing and retail contributing £1.52bn in gross value added (GVA) to the UK economy. Including people working in areas indirectly linked to the making of games, such as merchandising and … [Read more...] about Games industry contributes nearly £3bn to UK economy