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Seventy-five years ago last month, The Great New England Hurricane, or the Hurricane of ’38, altered the southern New England coastline and perception of the region’s vulnerability to severe weather. Since then, meteorologists have made huge advances in hurricane forecasting unimagined in the 1930s, while communities have built storm barriers and coastal fortifications. But we’re still vulnerable. Karen Clark, whose consulting firm advises businesses and insurance companies on catastrophe risk and modeling, has developed new tools for estimating the losses that will occur from different storm tracks. She recently released a report on what we could expect if a storm like the Hurricane of 1938 landed in New England today and discusses that and other unpleasant scenarios. more
Two Rhode Island companies – Calista Therapeutics and Cape Commons Brewing Co. – have earned a place among the top 26 startups competing in the 2013 MassChallenge. more
Autocrat LLC, a Lincoln-based supplier of extracts and natural ingredients to food industry businesses, has launched a new Food and Beverage Solutions Center designed to help its customers develop new products. more
In a shared, 600-square-foot room in the East Bay Met School in Newport, the ambitious, business-focused education program known as FabNewport is entering its second year of operation. more
Jerry the Bear, Sproutel Inc.’s first toy made to help children diagnosed with a chronic illness learn through play, will ship to 250 buyers at the end of November. more
Lead organizer of 3DPPVD talks about the meetup group and the nascent 3-D printing industry. more
The Rhode Island district office of the U.S. Small Business Administration and the city of Providence renewed a partnership that encourages economic development by assisting businesses on issues such as strategic planning, accessing capital and securing government contracts. more
Michelle Novello, a program coordinator at the Providence Community Library, got wind of a $250,000 grant on reading readiness last year but had only two weeks to apply. more
Team Renegade Robotics from Burrillville, dark blue shirts, center, and the Finding Blue Moose team from Foster, right, compete Feb. 8 at the FIRST Tech Challenge at the New England Institute of Technology in Warwick. Teams from 32 Rhode Island schools competed. The Burrillville High School team is among winners who will travel to York, Penn., for regional competitions. more
Ford Motor Co. drew the attention of truck owners and the automotive industry last month when it unveiled a new version of its best-selling F-150 pickup built largely out of aluminum. more
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