All interesting as it goes, but NanoLab says it will sell its pigment to anybody, unlike rival NanoSystems, which granted exclusive rights to its blackest-black paint to a British artist - which sparked one of his rivals to come out with a pink paint that he would sell to anybody who signed a contract agreeing they were not that guy and would not give him any of that paint.
State Police report they are looking for a man who walked out of the Solomon Carter Fuller Mental Health Center in the South End.
Matthew Cooperstein, 37, has connections to Waltham and may be headed there.
If you see him, contact DMH Police at 617-626-8888 or State Police at 617-740-7710.
Watertown News reports an Everett guy who led police on a car chase, jumped out of his car and into the Charles River last night, but proved unable to elude state troopers, local police, a helicopter and search dog. He's scheduled for arraignment this morning in Waltham District Court.
Prevailing sentiment in progressive haunts is “2016, don’t let the door hit you on the way out.” Between a stressful election season, acts of terror, and the crisis in Syria, many of us will be glad to see the calendar page turn on Sunday night. Still, to every cloud there is a silver lining, and at least when it comes to tackling climate change in the US, Massachusetts was a bright spot amidst the clouds of 2016.
Brandeis Now posts the list, although looks like they need to do some more research: They list Gates "Dr. Crusher" McFadden but not her classmate, Louise "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman" Lasser (nor the Lasser-inspired mention of Brandeis in "Annie Hall"). And where's movie producer and writer (and, OK, convicted felon) Jack Abramoff?
H/t fellow Brandeis alum Martin Leiberman.
State Police report somebody walking in one of the southbound lanes of Rte. 128 in Waltham died after being hit by several vehicles shortly after 10 p.m. yesterday. State Police say they are trying to determine, among other things, why the person was walking on the highway.
WBZ reports Eversource is blaming a squirrel that "came into contact" with some of its equipment for a power outage this morning. The power, if not the squirrel, came back in about an hour.
This was Dani B's 70 bus just after it pulled into Central Square in Waltham around 8:30 a.m. Discretion proved the better part of valor for riders.
Back in the old days, railroads used to use semaphores to signal train engineers whether they could go forward and how fast. You can still see one of these semaphores where the old Boston & Maine (now MBTA, natch) line to Fitchburg crosses Elm Street in downtown Waltham - mounted on a switching tower that sits next to a switch for what used to be a line to Watertown.
The signals were, of course, not very useful at night, so there were also bulbs to signal engineers: Read more.
Police say Hurley, 5'10" and 160 lbs., could be on foot or maybe public transportation somewhere in Waltham, Belmont or Somerville. They add: Read more.
Boston Dynamics is not winning fans with the way it manhandled poor Atlas the robot.
Boston Dynamics robot is a typical Masshole (NSFW): Read more.
Boston Dynamics posted this video to show off the abilities of its newest robot, but if you watch the whole thing, you'll see the poor automaton get tormented by some jerk with a hockey stick who winds up kicking it to the ground. A robot dog fares no better.
Brandeis University says it's time to tear down the bulk of a historic building that is the only one left from its 1948 founding.
In fact, Usen Castle predates Brandeis and was originally part of the campus for a failed medical school that Brandeis's organizers bought for the Jewish-sponsored but secular college. Read more.
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