Immigrant Children Left out in Freezing Cold at School

Their parents didn’t know it was a school day off and the custodian didn’t let them inside, leaving two elementary school children to spend an hour outside in freezing cold temperatures until being rescued by police. The incident happened last Monday, when the two children – one just 5 years old – were dropped off… Keep Reading


4 People Rescued from River near Parliament Hill

Four people who went for a boat ride on the Ottawa River Thursday evening ended up being rescued by a team of firefighters. The four adventurers, all residents of the Ottawa area, were brought back to shore by the rescuers and handed over to waiting paramedics. The quartet had ventured into the river in a… Keep Reading


Shark Tank Show Leads to Kickstarter for USA Made Socks

One of the wildest contestants ever on ABC’s Shark Tank, Zach Crain, founder of Freaker USA is returning to Kickstarter, where his 2011 video was hailed as “the holy grail of Kickstarter videos” by the crowdfunding site itself. Beginning New Year’s Day, Freaker USA aims to raise $250,000 in 40 days to begin production on Freaker… Keep Reading


Elio Motors Sells Surplus Equipment to Fund 3-Wheel Cars

Elio Motors, Inc., announced this past week that it will work with its manufacturing partner, Comau, to sell surplus manufacturing equipment from the former GM manufacturing facility in Shreveport, Louisiana, where the company will begin production of its enclosed, three-wheeled vehicle in 2015. The strategy allows Elio Motors to reuse the machinery it needs to… Keep Reading


Ebola Outbreak’s “Patient Zero” Located

The worst outbreak of Ebola, which activated an international public health emergency and has killed 961 people, may have started with a 2-year-old patient in a hamlet in the African country of Guinea. About eight months ago, the toddler, whom researchers consider may have been Patient Zero, experienced vomiting, black stool and temperature. Only four days… Keep Reading


RushWallet: An Easy Way to Use Bitcoin

KryptoKit, the maker of the most popular Bitcoin browser extension, today debuted RushWallet, an instant, easy-to-use Bitcoin wallet that works on all modern web browsers and mobile devices. Emerging from the need for a fast and frictionless online wallet system, RushWallet fulfills a vision that both Steve Dakh and Anthony Di Iorio, co-­founders of the… Keep Reading


Bathroom Smells Eliminated with Fresh Air Plus

Fresh Air Plus is an innovative new way to eliminate embarrassing bathroom odors. Though it looks like a normal toilet seat, it works to quickly rid bathrooms of unpleasant smells by using a fan located inside the toilet bowl to immediately push smells directly from the toilet to an outside area. The unique system is… Keep Reading


“Geek Couture” is a Hit at San Diego Comic-Con

The first-ever Her Universe Fashion Show at San Diego Comic-Con, sponsored by Her Universe, Hot Topic and Nerdist Industries, debuted last night to a packed house and great success with 36 stunning “Geek Couture” designs hitting the runway at the Grand Hyatt Hotel Harbor Ballroom. Only two designers could ultimately win the grand prize – the opportunity… Keep Reading


New York City May Place Security Cameras in Subway Cars

New York may follow Chicago’s lead by placing security cameras in all city subway cars. Although there are currently more than 4,000 surveillance cameras installed in the subway system, none have been placed in subway cars. Currently, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority is studying the pros and cons of the potential installation. John Samuelsen, President of… Keep Reading

Science & Tech

$8 Million Grant Announced for Mesothelioma Light-Based Therapy

The National Cancer Institute is awarding scientists at the University of Pennsylvania $8 million dollars towards a clinical trial on light-based therapy for mesothelioma surgical patients. University of Pennsylvania researchers report that they will use this grant to enroll 102 pleural mesothelioma study participants over the next four years. Those patients will be given a photosensitizing… Keep Reading

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