Tide TIPS: Technology, Innovation, Patents, Startups Volume 36

If you are anything like me, then you get furious when the internet goes out. Seriously, nothing can get my blood boiling faster than when I don’t have any internet. If you are like me too, you would like to see more competition and consumer friendly pricing. Of course, this doesn’t happen since these internet service providers have essential regional …

Tide TIPS: Technology, Innovation, Patents, Startups Volume 35

The Alabama Innovation and Mentoring of Entrepreneurs is having their annual showcase this Friday, April 14th. At this showcase, you can expect to hear about some exciting new research projects that researchers and entrepreneurs have been working on for the year. Additionally, our Venture Development Interns will be presenting their final projects. We will broadcast these presentations on Periscope and …

Tide TIPS: Technology, Innovation, Patents, Startups Volume 34

The mayor of Paris wants to move the city away from a consumer car focused means of transportation to a pedestrian-friendly, public transport focused one. The main reason? Air pollution. This is a great and admirable cause, but the civil engineer in me is ecstatic about another problem that will be solved, traffic. The only way to truly fight traffic …

Tide TIPS: Technology, Innovation, Patents, Startups Volume 33

So, you went belly up and lost it all? You lost the proverbial Roulette wheel of entrepreneurship and put all your money on red, when you should have gone black. Now, you’re feeling sad and defeated without a clue what to do next. Unfortunately, this is how many entrepreneurs feel, including yours truly. Well, today Tide TIPS is here to …

Tide TIPS: Technology, Innovation, Patents, Startups Volume 32

It is scary to think about, but it could happen. Since the introduction of antibiotics, pandemic like diseases have been kept in check. In the days before things like penicillin, contracted a disease like Tuberculosis meant almost certain death. In today’s modern society of high-quality medication, those instances have all but disappeared. That could be changing as bacteria have built …

Tide TIPS: Technology, Innovation, Patents, Startups Volume 31

“It may look like garbage to somebody else, but it looks like money to us.” That’s a quote from John Brown, the Chief Operating Officer of Inventure Renewables, a chemical company operating right here in Tuscaloosa, AL. What John means by the quote is that Inventure researches and engineers methods to take waste byproducts and convert them into usable products …

Tide TIPS: Technology, Innovation, Patents, Startups Volume 30

Here at Tide TIPS we try our best to promote not only interesting articles but cool events that are worth attending. As luck would have it, there are two such events happening this very week that would be awesome to attend. The first is happening locally, here in T-Town, and that is The Edge Demo Day. For those that aren’t …

Tide TIPS: Technology, Innovation, Patents, Startups Volume 29

In honor of Tide TIPS-day falling on Valentine’s Day, we are doing an entire post about the intersection of love and our beloved TIPS. To kick things off, we have a couple of patent applications, that are, to put it bluntly, patently absurd. During my research, I found two patents that claim to help people find love, with one even …

Tide TIPS: Technology, Innovation, Patents, Startups Volume 28

If there’s one real-world application college has taught me, it’s how to control my breath after sprinting to class and up three flights of stairs.  But a new innovation from CuteCircuit could give me away, as they’ve designed a dress that changes color with the wearer’s breathing patterns. The dress features graphene-enhanced sensors connected to a microprocessor that analyzes the …

Tide TIPS: Technology, Innovation, Patents, Startups Volume 27

That’s probably something you never thought that you would read. Seriously, how could a guy who has helped revolutionize online payments with PayPal, sent rockets into space with SpaceX, and is causing a huge paradigm shift in the vehicle industry with Tesla, ever be described as boring? Ok, Ok. The jig is up and the mystery of homophones isn’t as …