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LiquiGlide Is Trying to Make LiquiGlide for Molasses Happen

Today marks 96th anniversary of the Great Molasses Disaster of 1919, and while most of us will merely reflect on the most bizarre tragedy in Massachusetts’s history, […]

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Website Tracks Your Happiness to Remind You Life’s Not So Bad

People spend hours on the Internet each day—roughly 11, to be exact—and the cascade of information that floods into someone’s brain via smartphone, laptop, or tablet […]

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Tutoring App Offers Students Academic Help on the Spot

Students with last-minute questions about homework, or who are running into problems studying for a final exam, can now get help solving their academic quandaries […]

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‘GoGlove’ Gets a Second Wind on Kickstarter

An interactive winter glove that transmits information from people’s smartphones to their headphones and other devices, allowing users to change music, have texts read to […]

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Methuen School’s Getting New Security System to Help Stop Active Shooters

A Methuen school is getting a new, state-of-the-art security system installed inside of its hallways and classrooms that will help first responders like police, fire, […]

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Parking in Somerville Just Got Easier

Change can be good, but when it comes to parking at a meter, it’s usually just a hassle. To help residents and visitors in Somerville […]

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‘MegaBot’ Designers Want to Start a Robot Fighting League

They were a hit at New York Comic Con, grabbing the attention of thousands of spectators who flooded through the front doors of the venue […]

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MIT Researchers Teach a Robotic Cheetah to Run and Jump On its Own

Leave it to researchers from MIT to come up with a complex algorithm that’s specific to predatory motions like running, leaping, and bounding that can be […]

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Hookah Delivery Company ‘GoPuff’ Changes Up Its Business Model

A Philadelphia-based startup that expanded its roots to Boston this month is shying away from exclusively delivering hookahs to customers through their smartphone app by […]

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MIT Students Created a Small-Scale Roller Coaster for a Campus Bash

Becoming a college freshman is a rite of passage. And when you attend MIT, that rite comes with a host of awesome perks—including riding a […]

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BarUp App Looks to Change the Weekly Nightlife Scene in Boston

The premise behind a new app that aims to bring bar-goers together during weeknights can be summed up in three words: “keep it simple.” “We […]

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Boston Startups Going Head-to-Head With New York Companies During Pitch-off

The Boston-versus-New York rivalry is about to add another notch to its belt. On Wednesday, three local startups will have three minutes to pitch their […]

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Duo Creates ‘GoGlove’ to Control Smartphone Functions While On the Move

Ben Harris and his cousin, Eric Ely, took away a valuable lesson after launching a Kickstarter campaign for a multi-function glove that lets users on-the-go […]

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MIT Student Creates Robot That Plays ‘Connect Four’

For Patrick McCabe, the fact that a Connect Four-playing robot he built for a final project at MIT can beat its creator carries both the […]

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A Lexington Company Is Working on a Remote-Controlled Contraceptive Device

The war on women’s contraceptives could soon have a new battle to contend with: on-demand birth control. Lexington-based MicroCHIPS, a developer of implantable drug delivery […]