Nidhi Subbaraman
Nidhi Subbaraman
Staff Writer
Nidhi Subbaraman is a staff writer at BetaBoston, reporting on science, research, technology, and any combination of those. Before this, Subbaraman covered science and tech at NBCNews.com. Her work has also appeared online at MIT Technology Review, Fast Company, New Scientist, Nature News, and others. She hearts robots.

Stories by Nidhi Subbaraman

through new eyes
Cambridge data challenge invites residents to design a safer city
A cyclist travels down Beacon Street in Somerville. (Photo: Wendy Maeda/Globe staff)
The City of Cambridge is calling on citizens to help identify accident-prone intersections, chart safe paths for kids to bike to school, and flag policy issues that need attention as part of the first ever Street Safety Challenge. The contest opens Friday and Cantabrigians are invited to examine a comprehensive data set of 6,500 road accidents in the city over the last three years, and then share their views or experiences with the city through charts, interactive apps, essays, or performance art pieces.  Read More
Doctors orders
High blood pressure? There’s an app for that
Twine Health co-founders, John Moore (right) and Frank Moss, at the MIT Media Lab. (Photo by Suzanne Kreiter/Boston Globe)
Among the ills of the American health care system is the disconnect between patients and their doctors. John Moore has an app for that. Moore is cofounder of Twine Health, which is making a mobile app to improve communication between doctors and patients and nudge the sick to more closely follow their treatment plans. Read More
not too hot not too cold
This self-powered boiler can help you survive New England winters
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When the next cold snap cuts downs power lines and leaves New Englanders disconnected from the grid, a quarter-sized device could help them tap their boilers for electricity. The same technology—a precise combination of materials sandwiched together—is poised to impact larger markets, and make cars and heavy industries more energy-efficient.  Read More
Next Gen Civic Leader
Boston's first ever chief digital officer is a millennial, of course
Image via <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/ekilby/10567300896">Flickr user Eric Kilby</a>
Lauren Lockwood, Boston's first ever chief digital officer, is a Vassar and Harvard Business School graduate who spent startup time at Hourly Nerd and did a consulting stint at Morgan Stanley. Those are great qualifications, but perhaps most to her credit, Lockwood is 28 — a bona fide millennial who understands that a smartphone can feel like a surgically attached extension of your arm and probably joined Facebook back when the invites were circulating among college sophomores with .edu e-mail addresses. Read More
#TellBeta
Got feedback? BetaBoston wants to hear from you
Photo via <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/cogdog/14279306964"> Flickr user Alan Levine</a>
Dear Reader, The truth is, we're here because you are. Yes, we probably haven't met. But at BetaBoston we spend an incredible amount of time wondering what you want to read, what you already know, what you'd like to hear more of. Once in a while, we get the chance to patch in a direct line. Learn what you think, first hand and everything. Here's what's up: We're plotting a few changes to our site that'll roll out over the next few months. While we're building the blueprints, we'd really like your feedback. So take this quick survey, tell us what you think. It'll help us a lot. And it won't take you a minute.