The Mobile App Industry

The market for smartphones and mobile apps is a closely related market, moreover, withTrinidad and Tobago and other English-speaking Caribbean islands being tiny domestic marketsfor mobile app developers, internationalization is a key strategy for mobile app ventures lookingto scale up.The most recent statistics from the Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad andTobago show mobile phone penetration of…

Stimulating Innovative Ideas

Tiffany Krumins had difficulty giving medicine to a child with special needs. She decided that night to create a special medicine dropper that would make the administering of medicine to children easier.  She used the recording device of a greeting card and constructed an elephant head in which she hid the dropper.  Ava the Elephant…

Managing Wastewater in Trinidad and Tobago

It is a growing challenge to meet human needs by providing a source of clean and affordable water.  This has become quite evident over the last few years and is a problem that needs to be solved as soon as possible. The increasing demand for clean water, population growth, climate change and water quality deterioration…

WHAT’S LURKING IN YOUR BED?

Ever have an uncomfortable night’s rest, woken up feeling congested, achy or itchy? At first, you might try to recall what you did the day before or start scanning your room looking for probable sources. All this, without realizing that the bed you’re lying in may just be the culprit. Mattresses, pillows, beddings, upholstery and…

WORKPLACE INDOOR AIR QUALITY AND YOU

Do you suffer from one or more of the following symptoms when you are at work: headaches, lethargy, coughing, sneezing, itchy skin, throat, eyes and nose, skin rashes, increased frequency of sinus and asthma attacks? Do you experience these symptoms only at work? Do they disappear after leaving the building? Then the Indoor Air Quality…

Reinforcing the concrete structures

Part III :Role of good quality rebars in improving the durability of civil constructions and their endurance to natural disasters As stated in second Part of this series of report, ASTM A615/A615M has no provisions to control higher values of yield strength (YS), minimum tensile to yield strength ratio and  upper limit of tensile strength…

Gaining a Competitive Edge: Entrepreneurship and Sports

Business and sports share many common features. The familiar “born or made” debate resonates for both Olympians and entrepreneurs. There are also unyielding obstacles despite talent or skill: a 5ft tall player will not make the NBA Basketball team. Undoubtedly, an Olympian’s mindset is very different from that of a casual afternoon jogger. Not only…