Innovation Economy

The chip being developed by MicroCHIPS of Lexington, in conjunction with M.I.T. researchers, could prevent pregnancy for up to 16 years. (Image: CBS)

Birth Control Microchip Under Development By Local Research Team

Local researchers are at the forefront of what could be a birth control revolution. They are working on a microchip that could control a woman’s hormones, and prevent pregnancy for up to 16 years.

07/24/2014

Makerbot 3D Printer (WBZ-TV)

Eye On Education: Plymouth Teacher Gets Creative To Bring 3D Printer To Classroom

Schools may want to expose kids to technology but some simply don’t have it in the budget.

06/09/2014

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Cambridge Book Discount Alert Company Is Expanding

A 2-year-old Cambridge start-up with just 20 employees has raised nearly $4 million in its first round of funding from investors.

05/01/2014

Six Foods is raising money to make and market their cricket-based chips. (Six Foods/Facebook)

Harvard Grads Bring Insect Eating To Western World With Cricket Chips

Three recent Harvard grads are trying to change the phrase “Bon Appetite” to “Bug Appetite” by introducing a new chip made out of crickets.

04/30/2014

The Alice in Wonderland T-shirt. (Credit: Litographs/Website)

‘Techstars’ Demo Day Highlights Boston’s Entrepreneurs

Call it a microcosm of America; young entrepreneurs dip into their creative well and come up with a product or idea that just may sell.

04/29/2014

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Boston Company Builds Gaming App For Children’s Health

A Boston company has developed a game designed to help kids with asthma, one of the most common chronic illnesses among children.

WBZ-TV–02/06/2014

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New Sensors To Help Drivers Find Parking In Innovation District

New smart parking sensors in the Innovation District may help drivers find empty parking spaces.

12/11/2013

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Facebook To Open Boston-Area Office

Facebook announced Thursday it plans to build an engineering team in Cambridge.

11/07/2013

Lightsaber battle during a preview to the 'Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination' exhibition. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Harvard, MIT Scientists Create Real Lightsaber

Researchers at Harvard and Massachusetts Institute of Technology say they have built an actual lightsaber, like the ones used in the Star Wars saga.

09/26/2013

MacArthur Foundation Award winners included two women from MIT and one from Boston College. (WBZ-TV)

Local Women Win MacArthur ‘Genius Grants’

You could call them the three women of genius. Two are from MIT, and one is from Boston College.

09/25/2013

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