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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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MassChallenge Finalists Named

Applications came from all over the world for the latest MassChallenge business accelerator competition here in Boston.

05/24/2013

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

Leominster Sixth Graders Invent Helmet To Combat Concussions

A trio of sixth graders in Leominster may have come up with a way to reduce concussions.

05/23/2013

Mike Benning from Scituate

Scituate Man Gets Bionic Hand

A Scituate man is the first person in the United States to receive a high tech bionic hand. At age 14, Mike Benning lost his arm below the elbow to cancer.

05/16/2013

Lexus LS Integrated Safety Self-Driving Car (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Car Chronicles: Questions About Self-Driving Cars

Will self-driving cars become conveyances for people who are too tired — or too drunk — to drive?

05/13/2013

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18-Year-Old Girl From Nashua, NH Wins Top Prize In Computer Programming Competition

Nashua teenager Jennie Lamere recently took home the top prize at a Boston computer programming competition, beating out competitors in the almost entirely male field, which included professionals from companies like ESPN and Klout.

05/11/2013

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Senate Passes Internet Sales Tax Bill

For Massachusetts, that would have meant more than $130-million last year alone.

05/07/2013

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iRobot Announces Roll Out Plan With 7 Hospitals In U.S. And Mexico

Bedford-based iRobot has announced a roll out plan with seven hospitals in the United States and Mexico

05/06/2013

CSafe device used for C-sections.

New Device Could Prevent Fetal Lacerations During C-Sections

The device costs just $28 and relies on some pretty simple logic.

05/01/2013

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Customers Want New Technology In Their Cars, But Will They Pay For It?

In a recent study, only 20 percent of buyers said they would consider paying extra for a self-driving car.

05/01/2013

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