Innovation Economy

Watertown Company Develops Life-Saving Trauma FoamA local surgeon has teamed up with the Arsenal Medical team to develop a trauma foam that will stabilize patients who require life-saving surgery.
Birth Control Microchip Under Development By Local Research TeamLocal 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.
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.
Cambridge Book Discount Alert Company Is ExpandingA 2-year-old Cambridge start-up with just 20 employees has raised nearly $4 million in its first round of funding from investors.
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.
'Techstars' Demo Day Highlights Boston's EntrepreneursCall it a microcosm of America; young entrepreneurs dip into their creative well and come up with a product or idea that just may sell.
Boston Company Builds Gaming App For Children's HealthA Boston company has developed a game designed to help kids with asthma, one of the most common chronic illnesses among children.
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.
Facebook To Open Boston-Area OfficeFacebook announced Thursday it plans to build an engineering team in Cambridge.
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.
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.
House Lawmakers Vote To Repeal 'Tech Tax' The Massachusetts House has approved a repeal of an unpopular new technology tax.