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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

CCRI president wants to raise morale, enrollment

Improving faculty morale proved to be the first challenge for Ray Di Pasquale, the newly hired president of the Community College of Rhode Island....
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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...
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 antidote The next time you spoon up a stuffie, chew on this: Quahogs, the uniquely Rhode Island...
Providence Police Chief Dean M. Esserman at policeheadquarters, with Route 95 in the background.

New police chief leads with community approach

Name: Dean M. Esserman Position: Providence Police Chief Background: Served as general counsel and advisor to Chief William Bratton...

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