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Brown team developing a battery made of plastic

Imagine a flashlight powered by the energy stored within its plastic molding. If that sounds too unbelievable to be true, then you probably haven’t...

Pawtucket fights to keep trash transfer station out

In the last few years, Pawtucket has made no secret of its plans to reinvent itself. In an effort to shed its image as...

New film puts spotlight on people of Federal Hill

Jon Raben is a geologist, not a professionally trained filmmaker, and until five years ago – when he dove headfirst into the neighborhood’s history...

Stephen Lane and Aidan Petrie of Item Group show off some of the gadgets they have created with their clients. The company develops new products and helps redesign and rebrand others. /

Inventors help meet global demand for new ideas

To stay alive, some fish must stay in motion constantly, driving water through their gills to move oxygen into their bloodstream. And to stay...

URI chemist has formula

Jimmie C. Oxley is a fighter in the global war on terror. Her battlefield is a laboratory at the University of Rhode Island’s Kingston...

Restoration program marks 1.25 million lobsters

Lanny Dellinger, a full-time lobsterman since the early 1990s, said the best thing to come out of a recently completed six-year lobster restoration program,...

Product of URI research at leading edge of sonar

By John P. Mello Contributing Writer Sonar (sound navigation and ranging) has been around since the beginning of the 20th century, but it didn’t enter the...

Innovating in a traditional world

Tucked away in the woods off Route 2 in East Greenwich, in a simple 10,000-square-foot building, Chronomatic Inc. produces intricate logo jewelry and awards...
IN PROGRESS: On-site at the Providence Place mall parking garage - where they're working to minimize motorists' confusion and anxiety - are Multi Design for People LLC co-owners Rosanne Ramos, left, and Kat Darula. /

A bridge to the future, in a tree

Designers make accessibility the key to their work, no matter the localeKat Darula and Rosanne Ramos see beautiful designs everywhere – in beaches, hotels...

Specialty tech firms serving R.I.

In February 2004, five entrepreneurs met up in a San Francisco suburb and spent a long weekend thinking up ideas for a new technology...
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