The scientists and scholars of Cambridge are attractive assets for the growing biotechnology industry. Between self-starting entrepreneurs and big global pharma, the city has become a garden of research and development, a hotbed for whole new medical ecosystems. At its center is Kendall Square, where brick-lined sidewalks give way to a distinctively new landscape of […]
The tech industry may be on the cutting edge when it comes to discovering all earthly computing possibilities, but from a diversity standpoint, it’s not doing so hot. According to 2010 U.S. Census data, the ratio of computer science degrees earned by women at major universities has dropped to a slim 14 percent, down from 37 […]
When you’ve lived in any area for a while, you start to run out of ideas for places to go when siblings, in-laws or old college roommates come to visit. In Greater Boston, there are the old reliables: the Science Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Harvard Art Museums. But dig a little deeper, […]
In real life and on Twitter, the one thing you can count on Donald Trump for is saying outlandish things (or typing them out with his little sausage fingers). And after John Oliver’s recent Trump—er, sorry, Drumpf—takedown on Last Week Tonight, Bradley Hayes of MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) used artificial intelligence to create a Twitter […]
Have you ever had a conversation with someone who actually likes their Internet provider? Even if the service itself is relatively fine—the speeds are okay, the outages are infrequent—it’s rare to find a person who doesn’t feel frustrated by the pressure to bundle services and the paucity of providers. And that’s to say nothing of horror stories like the […]
No, we didn’t just misspell “sofa.” Soofas are smart benches created by Changing Environments, a spinoff of the MIT Media Lab. Each Soofa has two USB ports where you can charge your phone or other handheld mobile device, and they share data about the hours of sunlight collected online. Even cooler, Soofas can sense the environment around them and collect […]
When Bridj launched this past June, they put the Mercedes Sprinter (their vehicle of choice) before the wheel, so to speak. One of the company’s first routes traversed three cities—Cambridge, Boston and Brookline—before it had been awarded licenses to technically operate in any of them.
Bridj, the Kendall Square startup aimed at providing transportation solutions for the Greater Boston Area, announced today their new app that will bring the booking process from the web to your smartphone. The business is still in its beta phase, but since launching in June, Bridj has expanded its coverage to locales in Boston, Cambridge […]
The Bot Side is the robotics team at the Community Charter School of Cambridge founded in October 2011 with the belief that “everyone should have the opportunity to see and work with robotics.” As team 5397, Bot Siders compete in the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC), which engages middle and high school students in head-to- head […]
Located at 1 Memorial Drive, Microsoft’s New England Research and Development center (NERD) has been keeping things nerd-tastic.