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MIT: A small, modular, efficient fusion plant

A cutaway view of the proposed ARC reactor. Thanks to powerful new magnet technology, the much smaller, less-expensive ARC reactor would deliver the same power output as a much larger reactor. Illustration courtesy of the MIT ARC team. New design could finally help to bring the long-sought power source closer to…
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Harvard student loses Facebook internship after pointing out privacy flaws

Boston, MA: Three months ago, Harvard student Aran Khanna was preparing to start a coveted internship at Facebook when he launched a browser application from his dorm room that angered the social media behemoth. His application, called Marauder’s Map — a clever name that Harry Potter fans will appreciate — was a…
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NY Rock Funds Resiliency Strategy, Boston’s Doctor Martin appointment

BOSTON - Monday, August 10, 2015 - Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced Dr. Atyia Martin as the City of Boston's first Chief Resilience Officer (CRO), a new position created to lead city-wide resilience building efforts to help Boston prepare for, withstand and bounce back from the 'shocks' - catastrophic…
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Boston Approves First Medical Marijuana Dispensary

Boston, MA: The Boston Zoning Board of Appeals has given conditional approval to open a medical marijuana dispensary on Milk Street. The city finally offered a conditional approval during a hearing on Aug. 4. The hearing on the request, submitted by Patriot Care Corp., had been delayed twice before in…
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Boston’s Hub Spot of Fraternity-Style Shenanigans & Cult-Like Culture

Boston, MA: (via BBJ) A forthcoming book about HubSpot paints an unflattering portrait of what it was like working at the Cambridge, sales and marketing software firm. In the book, written by former tech journalist and ex-HubSpot employee Dan Lyons, talks of fraternity-like shenanigans and cult-like company culture. And, the book is…
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New Coast Guard National Security Cutter Sails into Boston Harbor

The Coast Guard Cutter James is docked at the Ingalls Shipbuilding yard in Pascagoula, Miss., June 5, 2015. The James is the fifth of eight planned ships in the Coast Guard's Legend-class of technologically advanced multi-mission cutters. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Carlos Vega BOSTON — The…
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