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Textron 3Q revenue up with strong plane sales

Textron Inc., the Providence-based conglomerate, this month announced a third-quarter revenue increase of 18 percent, largely propelled by strong business in its commercial...

South County Hospital pioneers knee implants

Despite the fact that two-thirds of knee replacement surgeries are done on women, until recently, the only implant available was based on a man’s...

Hospitals let nurses log in to select their work shifts

With a shortage of nurses across the state and continued controversy over mandatory overtime, two local hospitals have found a new way to fill...

Computer-aided sculpture takes its cues from nature

By John P. Mello Jr.Biomimetics is the application of methods and systems found in nature to design better man-made objects—imitating the echo location of...

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URI launches online biotechnology class free to the public KINGSTON – The University of Rhode Island’s College of the Environment and Life Sciences has launched a Web-based...

OceanServer finds profits in low-cost unmanned subs

For 3 1/2 years, OceanServer Technology Inc. has been funding the research and development of unmanned miniature submarines by selling its line of lithium-ion...

Westerly firm could soon start making biodiesel

A Westerly company says it has nearly completed the installation of equipment for making biodiesel. And, with a process to make biodiesel from soybean...

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...

New educational software keeps it simple, affordable

Digication Inc., a Providence company that’s using so-called Web 2.0 technology to bring digital communication into classrooms, has launched its first product for widespread...

NSF gives Brown $3.3M

Brown University has made strides recently in boosting its ranks of female faculty, especially in the sciences. Now the Ivy League school has a...
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