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Ever notice a flooded street, a severe pothole or a tree downed on power lines and not known who to notify about it? It’s not serious enough for 911, and a call to a local city department or utility may take days for a response. more
NanoSteel sees its practices as the Occam’s razor of steel-material design: The simplest and most obvious solution. more
Walk into a Providence elementary school, and you could find someone in a business suit reciting verse about “green eggs and ham.” more
Two of Providence’s fastest growing technology companies are teaming up. Teespring, a crowdfunding platform for custom apparel, has partnered with local software development agency MojoTech to spearhead major upgrades to its platform and help Teespring meet rapidly growing sales volume. more
Kris Falcone, left, support manager for ChartWise: Clinical Document Intelligence, and company President and CEO Dr. Jon Elion, at the firm’s South Kingstown office. ChartWise software helps match doctors’ treatment records with the maze of insurance codes medical providers must follow. Used primarily by hospitals, the software improves office efficiency and helps ensure providers are properly reimbursed for care. more
For people silenced by unwelcome intruders such as a stroke, traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury or Lou Gehrig’s disease, which affects the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord that control voluntary muscle movement, mental activity may not have stopped – only the means to communicate may be interrupted. more
In choosing a new name, the former Rhode Island Manufacturing Extension Service looked to the North Star to project a sense of guidance and strategic direction for the state’s manufacturers. more
Greg Woods has been the heir apparent at West Warwick electronics manufacturer Astro-Med since being hired as chief operating officer in the fall of 2012, as part of the company’s strategic growth plan. Around the same time the Rochester, N.Y. native officially took over as CEO at the end of January, Astro-Med announced the $6.7 million acquisition of competitor Miltope Corp.’s line of aviation printers. It was the first of what Woods hopes will be a series of expansion initiatives and will bring manufacturing now done in Alabama to the Ocean State. The average consumer will likely never come in direct contact with Astro-Med’s specialized printers and data-acquisition devices, but Woods says they have a bright future. more
Middletown-based Vizsafe is drawing on the age of social media to help improve public safety. Founded in 2012, company offers a Twitter-like app of the same name aimed at boosting community engagement, allowing smartphone users to upload photos and videos that could aid public safety efforts. Pictured above, from left, are Vizsafe employees Brendan Hanna, Debbie Lipsett, founder and CEO Peter Mottur and Patrick Hay. more
A new social media platform focused – literally with photos and video – on public safety has been developed by Middletown-based Vizsafe Inc. and is being offered to police departments and the general public at no cost. more
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