Innovation Economy

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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

Endopat created by Itamar can warn patients of heart attack risk.

Device Warns Patient Of Heart Attack Risk

Itamar Medical, Inc. of Franklin has developed a simple device that can warn a patient years ahead of time if they are a likely candidate for a heart attack.

04/25/2013

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