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COOLING COMFORT: Bedjet LLC founder and CEO Mark Aramli developed a climate comfort sleep system to help keep him cool at night, then found success with a Kickstarter fundraising campaign and headquartered the business in Newport in 2014 to produce and sell the device.

Bed tech company finds firm support in Newport

It has been said necessity is the mother of invention. As an engineering contractor working on the NASA spacesuit program, Mark Aramli, founder and CEO...
READY TO ROCK: Three University of Rhode Island associate professors were awarded a $735,000 grant by the NASA Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research to study methane gas emissions. They are, from left, Soni Pradhanang, Dawn Cardace and Serena Moseman-Valtierra. 

URI associate professors awarded $735K NASA grant to study methane gas...

DAWN CARDACE and Soni Pradhanang, associate professors of geosciences at the University of Rhode Island, and Serena Moseman-Valtierra, a URI associate professor of biological...
James T. Brett
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CHIPS Act a win for region’s economy

After nearly two years and multiple iterations, Congress recently passed a sweeping piece of bipartisan legislation aimed at bolstering domestic semiconductor manufacturing, as well...

The importance of initiative

Two sons worked for their father on the family’s farm. The younger brother had for some years been given more responsibilities and rewards, and...
BUG ZAPPER: AVTECH Software Inc. President and Chief Operating Officer Richard Grundy kneels with a new product, a Mobile UV unit to kill microbes and inactivate viruses. / PBN PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

AVTECH Software is a ‘PRO’ at keeping technology secure

INNOVATIVE COMPANIES 2020 MANUFACTURING AVTECH Software Inc. FOR 32 YEARS, AVTECH Software Inc. has been planning for the unexpected and developing building solutions, said Richard...

URI chemistry professor awarded $480K contract to improve battery performance

BRETT LUCHT, a professor of chemistry at the University of Rhode Island, is undertaking a three-year study to improve battery performance at low temperatures...
PAULA S. BONTEMPI, the acting deputy director of the Earth Science Division, Science Mission Directorate of NASA’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., has been named the new dean for the University of Rhode Island's Graduate School of Oceanography, the university announced Monday. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

NASA scientist named dean of URI Graduate School of Oceanography

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – A NASA scientist has been brought aboard to become the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography’s next dean. The university...

NASA Chandra X-ray Observatory’s Kim Arcand to speak at R.I....

PROVIDENCE – Kim Arcand, visualization and emergency technology lead for NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, will be the keynote speaker at the 2020 Rhode Island...
Suzanne Fogarty

Making the case for STEAM, not STEM

If you looked up at the sky on Oct. 19, 2019, you might have caught sight of history being made somewhere among the stars....
POWERFUL BATTERIES: EaglePicher Technologies in East Greenwich develops batteries for spacecraft and military jets. From left, Robert Gitzendanner, applications engineering director; George Cintra, vice president of research and development; Alex Buonanno, program manager; and Frank Puglia, director of research and development. 

EaglePicher powering space exploration

In November, NASA’s Insight lander touched down on Mars. Then, in December, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft reached its destination, the asteroid Bennu. Both space vehicles have...
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