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Minnesota 2020
Many people think there’s not much you can do with an old mattress. In Minnesota, local governments are collecting old mattresses and recycling and reusing some of the materials in an effort to keep the mattresses from clogging up landfills!
This week on Bloomberg West, we focus on TrailerTail, a device that allows big rig trucks to be more efficient and use less fuel.
Building Innovation from Devastated Forests
Building Innovation from Devastated Forests
This, our segment on Bloomberg West focuses on a building material created from trees ravaged by an invasive beetle in the Mountain West.
There are many apps in the market for ride-sharing (car pool, van pool, etc). The availability of such apps have enabled commuters to coordinate their trips, saving money, reducing traffic on roads and ultimately making a positive impact on the... Read More
StormTek Catch Basin Insert, Connector Pipe Screen, Trash Capture Device
StormTekCPS is a stainless steel catch basin insert/filter that keeps trash from going into the ocean. It us currently being used by several cities and counties in California. I believe it is ONE of several solutions that can keep trash from... Read More
MIT Researchers' 'Cool' Idea for Very Fresh Milk
MIT Researchers' 'Cool' Idea for Very Fresh Milk
This week's segment from Bloomberg West focuses on Promethean Power, a company that is working to provide people in India with fresher milk, but using less energy.
This idea concerns the Global Resource Bank, or the GRB. Here's how it works:
Our latest segment from Bloomberg West features EnerNOC, a company that networks buildings together to decrease energy use during peak hours and ultimately saves money for consumers.
If you live on the East Coast, you are undoubtedly riding out a heat wave right now.  If you're not, consider yourself lucky!  This week we feature innovators who are coming up with new and creative ways to both reduce the negative impacts of heat... Read More
Mushrooms… a Light, Durable Alternative to Plastic?
Mushrooms… a Light, Durable Alternative to Plastic?
Our latest from Bloomberg West focuses on Ecovative Design's new product that replaces plastic with mushrooms.