The team started with a flat sheet, to which it added two motors, two batteries, and a microcontroller, which acts like the robotâ€™s brain, Felton said. The sheet was a composite of paper and Shrinky Dinks,... Read more
AsymmetRx Medical, an Acton company that holds a patent on an antibody used to diagnose prostate cancer, is suing Santa Cruz Biotechnology of Dallas on charges the Texas company offers a product that uses the same basic idea.
In its lawsuit, filed this week in US District Court in Boston, AsymmetRx, founded on the work of a Harvard researcher, says Santa Cruz started selling... Read more
Alexander Yershov says he never gave the newspaper permission to divulge any of his personal information, yet its Android app forwards all sorts of data about him to Adobe Systems.
So, of course, he is suing.
In a lawsuit filed this week in US District Court in Boston, Yershov wants to be name lead plaintiff in a class-action lawsuit against USA Today - and is... Read more
The MBTA today announced a contract with a new WiFi provider for commuter rail it says will mean more reliable free access to e-mail for riders - and the option to add full Internet service for $15 a month.
InMotion Wireless will build a $5.6 million WiFi network for trains that will also cover commuter ferries and South, North and Back Bay stations, at no... Read more
MBTAgifts has started selling Sesame Rings, which let you store your CharlieCard data on a ring, instead of on some boring old plastic card.
Last year, a group of MIT students launched a Kickstarter campaign to help them commercialize the rings.
THERE IS NO VALUE ON THE RING AS SOLD. Value must be added at a CharlieCard machine at an MBTA station.... Read more
The city IT department plans a hackathon next month to let developers use a new gateway into city systems to build an online permitting system that might replace the current confusing system that often forces people who want to set up a restaurant or add a porch to their homes to spend months battling paperwork and bureaucracy - and sometimes make trips to offices miles... Read more
Remember when Takei was spotted in the North End in May?
An MIT spinoff is installing benches equipped with solar-powered phone chargers - and air-quality and noise monitors - in several parks, the mayor's office says.
Changing Environment's "soofa" benches are going into Titus Sparrow Park in the South End, the Common and the Rose Kennedy Greenway.
"Your cell phone doesnâ€™t just make phone calls, why should our benches just be seats?â€ť the mayor asks... Read more
The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that, in certain circumstances, ordering a criminal defendant to decrypt password-protected computer files is not a violation of his rights under federal and state rights against self incrimination.
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Harry McCracken reports Computerworld, long based in Framingham, is giving up print next week, although it will live on as a Web site.
Using Oculus Rift headsets, hopefully in the area of Kenmore Square, the Boston Business Journal reports.
A woman who bought shares in biotech startup OvaScience, which is investigating a way to treat infertility in older women, charges the company withheld the information the FDA was going to make it hard for the company to conduct human trials on its method, causing her and other investors to lose lots of money when the news finally came out.
Miriam Ratner is seeking... Read more
The Globe has a sausage-factory look at how MIT beat back the Obama administration and won funding for its fusion reactor, at least through 2016.
The Boston Business Journal reports on secret efforts by state and city officials to lure a "major life sciences company" to the city. How secret? They've even got a code name for the project.
The theory is that the bacteria digest the stuff that makes us stink and help ward off more harmful bacteria that find easier pickings on the skin of people who use soaps that remove the more helpful parts of... Read more
Storytelling is not just for bedtime. Want to learn how to strategically weave your story into your next fundraising, recruiting or education campaign?
Join Socializing for Justice for a ProfDev (professional development) training Take Action! Storytelling That Inspires on Monday, June 2, 6:00 - 8:30 PM.
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Location: The NonProfit Center 89 South Street, Boston,... Read more