Amazon's new Fire Phone isn't shy about capitalizing on what the company does best — cloud services, easy purchases, and a growing library of streaming movies, music, and books. It also capitalized on the company's secretive Cambridge brain trust at the company's Lab126, which also has offices in Cupertino, Sunnyvale, and Seattle.
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The “amazing things” idea applied to most of the stops on the new Innovations of Cambridge tour in Kendall Square and on the MIT campus.
As an actor, Berger-Jones has performed with the Huntington Theatre Company, the American Repertory Theater and the Actors’ Shakespeare Project, among many others. But on this day his role was highlighting past, present and future achievements in science and technology in the neighborhood.
Over the hour-plus tour, he pointed out landmarks like the place where the rubber fire hose was invented. He pointed out the dome where MIT students have pulled legendary pranks and named the geniuses underfoot on the Entrepreneur Walk of Fame.
This is a guest post from Gina Ford, a principal at Sasaki Associates. Sasaki is a Boston-based planning and design firm that works locally and around the globe. They are running an exhibit on sea level rise and resilience in Boston at District Hall through June 4.
It’s hard to picture, but the potential danger is real: By 2050, there could be an additional two feet of water due to sea level rise, seven feet during a major storm, and 14 feet during a Category 3 hurricane. By 2100, sea levels are projected to elevate as much as six feet.
By Paula Garcia
Every April, the IERG (International Executives Resources Group) Boston has an event focusing on what's new and in the news within the Green / Clean Tech / Renewables / Sustainability area. This year was a fascinating event, with an expert panel made up for three different points of view as well as an awesome moderator. The topic of sustainability evokes many different thoughts, opinions and of course political positions; when looking at this from a global angle it adds an element of perspective. The very definition of sustainability keeps on challenging the industry and experts. Read MoreInternational InnovationMIT International Innovation Symposium showcases impressive European startups