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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...

Textron grants $400,000 to R.I. nonprofits

Textron Inc. recently announced 23 Rhode Island-based recipients of the company's 2006 grant program. Grants are awarded two times each year via the Textron...

NIH gives startup $2.8M for sepsis, anthrax trials

Every year, across the United States, nearly 800,000 people develop severe sepsis, a life-threatening condition in which the body is overwhelmed by infection, and...

Local credit unions join national branch network

Members of three Rhode Island credit unions can now walk into one of more than 2,200 credit union branches in 46 states and, with...
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Tellart Co-founders Matt Cottam, left, and Nicholas Scappaticci, at their offices in Providence, are both RISD graduates.

Tellart melds technology, art

COMPANY PROFILE Tellart Owners: Matt Cottam and Nicholas Scappaticci Type of business: Information and interface design consultant Location: 27 Sims Ave., Providence (plus office in Berkeley, Calif.) Employees: Six...

Item subsidiary to focus on new medical devices

Robert E. Pelletier has been named CEO of Ximedica, a newly established, wholly owned subsidiary of Item Group in Providence that specializes in design,...
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GRADUATE STUDENTS at Brown's new Microsoft Center for Pen-Centric Computing are working on new technologies such as the MusicPad, above, which allows composers to hand-write music notes on a tablet PC.

Microsoft pledges $1.2M for Brown pen technology

If words are your language, a keyboard is your friend. With a little help from a mouse, you can easily enter text, edit it...

Web site archive could raise copyright concerns

Remember what your company’s Web site looked like in 1996? Do you recall what information was posted? Or the images that appeared? These answers...
UMass Dartmouth professor Dr. Bal Ram Singh, above right, with colleages from India, Dr. V.K. Das, center and Dr. Shobna Das.

Quahogs flex toxin-defiant muscle, research finds

Studies at UMass Dartmouth could lead to botulism-poisoning antidoteThe next time you spoon up a stuffie, chew on this: Quahogs, the uniquely Rhode Island...
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