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US To Auction Wind Energy Leases Off Mass. And RI

The federal government will for the first time sell competitive leases for wind energy on the outer continental shelf as it holds an auction for leases for wind farms off the coast of Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

07/31/2013

Veebot, the robot phlebotomist. (YouTube image courtesy: Veebot, spectrummag)

Start-Up Company Creates Robot To Draw Blood

Would your trust a robot to draw your blood?

07/31/2013

(File Photo Credit: MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images)

Grants Will Help Mass. Undersea “Kites” Project

Three Massachusetts research facilities are getting a boost from the federal government, including money to help find out if undersea “kites” can reliably produce renewable energy.

07/13/2013

A trio of sixth graders say they have come up with a way to reduce concussions. (CBS)

Leominster Sixth Graders Win National Contest For Their Helmet Design

Three sixth graders who set out to create a helmet to prevent concussions, have won a national contest sponsored by the U.S. Army.

07/04/2013

Ministry of Supply's ATLAS socks (Photo by Ministry of Supply/ kickstarter.com)

Boston Start-Up’s Odor-Fighting Socks Made Of Recycled Coffee

An MIT start-up is once again making waves in the clothing industry.

07/03/2013

2013 Cadillac ATS

Car Quality Dinged By Tech Glitches, Survey Finds

The top complaints in a recent survey of new vehicle owners were technology related.

06/27/2013

(Image courtesy: Google)

Google Bets on Framingham Company

A small video game company in Framingham has attracted some major funding from Google Ventures, and its online game attracts thousands of fans.

06/18/2013

Baby Zebaan at Children's Hospital. (Credit: WBZ's Kim Tunnicliffe)

Online Game Leads To Life-Saving Surgery For Pakastani Boy At Children’s Hospital

An unexpected online friendship has led to lifesaving surgery for a young Pakastani boy.

06/18/2013

(credit: JOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images)

Mass. Gets C+ On Boston Foundation Health Report Card

One group says we are making progress in making healthy nutritional choices, but there is a long way to go.

06/18/2013

(Photo courtesy: Children's Hospital Boston)

Boston Children’s Hospital To Offer Hand Transplants For Kids

A Boston hospital is starting the world’s first hand transplant program for children, and doctors say it won’t be long until face transplants and other radical operations to improve appearance and quality of life are offered to kids, too.

06/17/2013

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