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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...

Reliable system backup is key to protecting your data

By John P. Mello Jr.The dreaded exclamation “System’s down!” has become more than just an utterance of inconvenience. These days, it can be a...

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...

Former Red Sox infielder launches IT support firm

Mike Stenhouse still wears his 1986 Red Sox American League Championship ring, with the signature “B” made of tiny diamonds, a prize from his...

Local school gets serious about video gaming

When the phrases “college kid” and “video games” are used in the same sentence, people usually aren’t referring to a motivated student.But one local...

Medical supply firm finds a niche and grows with it

When doctors perform an angioplasty, they usually start by inserting a catheter – a thin plastic tube – into the patient’s blood vessel. Then...

KVH offers DIRECTV

Catering to consumers who increasingly view their cars as “extensions of the living room,” KVH Industries Inc. has launched a mobile satellite TV system...
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