Hiawatha Bray is a technology writer for the Boston Globe Business section. He has contributed to a number of newspapers and magazines including Wired, Fast Company and Black Enterprise. He received an Overseas Press Club award for his series on the Internet in Africa.
Clean energy firm Beacon Power LLC of Tyngsboro is partnering with Alaska electric utility TDX Power to install one of Beacon's flywheel energy storage systems on St. Paul Island in the Bering Sea.
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In "Terminator 2," the T-1000 robotic assassin could transform its body into a silvery flowing liquid. After 23 years, scientists are working on real-world robots that could be almost as flexible. Read More
A Massachusetts-built robotic submarine has joined the hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
The Bluefin-21 robot, made by Bluefin Robotics Inc. of Quincy, will use sonars to scour the ocean floor for the Boeing 777 aircraft, which went missing on March 7. The robot was deployed to Australia three weeks ago by the undersea salvage company Phoenix International. But because of the battery-powered robot’s slow speed and limited range, it could not be put to work until rescue workers had narrowed down the search area, Hiawatha Bray reports on bostonglobe.com.
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Shiva Nathan spends a lot of time thinking about a robotic arm. And when he does, the arm begins to move.
A 15-year-old high school sophomore from Westford, Nathan has earned international renown — and a nice chunk of money — by designing an artificial arm that can be moved around by signals from a person’s brain that are transmitted over a wireless Bluetooth device.
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If you've given up bacon for Lent, stop reading now. The same goes for people who don't own a smartphone made by Apple Inc. But if you've got an iPhone and a love for "the candy of meat," you might want to check out a new high-tech promotional gimmick from old-school meatpacker Oscar Meyer. The company, which is owned by Kraft Foods Group Inc., is giving away 4,700 gadgets that convert an iPhone into a bacon-scented alarm clock. For a chance to win one, just click here.Read More
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