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  • Nanotechnology and tyres: Greening industry and transport (OECD)

    International Council on Nanotechnology, Rice University - News Digest & Items of Interest
    28 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) posted a report entitled "Nanotechnology and Tyres: Greening Industry and Transport", which provides a risk management framework to enable site-specific or company-specific risk assessments or risk management strategies for using nanomaterials as additives in tires.
  • Subcommittee Examines Breakthrough Nanotechnology Opportunities for America (Energy & Commerce Committee)

    International Council on Nanotechnology, Rice University - News Digest & Items of Interest
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    The Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade, chaired by Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE), held on July 29 a hearing on "Nanotechnology: Understanding How Small Solutions Drive Big Innovation." Members heard from several nanotech industry leaders about the current state of nanotechnology and the direction that it is headed.
  • Nature inspires a greener way to make colorful plastics

    Nanowerk Nanotechnology Research News
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:21 pm
    Long before humans figured out how to create colors, nature had already perfected the process - think stunning, bright butterfly wings of many different hues, for example. Now scientists are tapping into those secrets to develop a more environmentally friendly way to make colored plastics.
  • University of Manchester selects Anasys AFM-IR for coatings and corrosion research

    Nanotechnology Now Recent News
    31 Jul 2014 | 4:28 am
    Anasys Instruments reports on the recent installation of an AFM-IR system at the Corrosion & Protection Centre, part of the School of Materials at the University of Manchester for use by the group of...
  • Gwent Exports Graphene-Enabled Inks

    AZoNano.com - Nanotechnology News Feed
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:31 am
    Whilst others are still striving to get reliable and repeatable product. The Gwent Group. Gwent Electronic Materials based in South Wales UK have broken through the graphene based materials ...
 
 
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  • Two teams pave way for advances in 2D materials

    31 Jul 2014 | 2:50 am
    This month's headlines on two-dimensional polymers showed noteworthy headway. "2-D Polymer Crystals Confirmed At Last," said Chemical & Engineering News. "Engineers Make the World's First Verified, 2-Dimensional Polymers," said Popular Science. "Propeller-shaped molecules give 2D polymers lift-off," said Chemistry World.
  • Microsoft challenging US on overseas data

    31 Jul 2014 | 12:40 am
    In a case closely watched by the tech sector, Microsoft will challenge Thursday a US court order requiring it to give prosecutors electronic mail content associated with an overseas server.
  • Facebook's Internet.org expands in Zambia

    31 Jul 2014 | 12:40 am
    (AP)—Facebook's Internet.org project is taking another step toward its goal of bringing the Internet to people who are not yet online with an app launching Thursday in Zambia.
  • Sony surprises with first quarter profit

    31 Jul 2014 | 12:27 am
    (AP)—Sony Corp. reported a surprise eightfold jump in quarterly profit Thursday as sales got a perk from a cheap yen and its bottom line was helped by gains from selling buildings and its stake in a video-game maker.
  • NASA's IceCube no longer on ice

    31 Jul 2014 | 12:20 am
    NASA's Science Mission Directorate (SMD) has chosen a team at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, to build its first Earth science-related CubeSat mission.
 
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    the Foresight Institute

  • TED talk: A 30-Year History of the Future

    Stephanie C
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:15 pm
    credit: TED Nicholas Negroponte, founder of the MIT media lab and the One Laptop Per Child program, gave a TED talk in March 2014 titled A 30-Year History of the Future. Click to access the talk or the TEDBlog article discussing the talk. Negroponte highlights some cutting-edge technological developments of the past that had been openly scorned by nay-sayers, including early touch screens and the prediction that books and newspapers would be widely accessed via the internet. Negroponte also describes some unexpected and inspiring results of giving tablets to children, with no training or…
  • Building biological molecular machines as an open source path to advanced nanotechnology

    Jim Lewis
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:27 pm
    A popular added event at the February 2014 Foresight Conference was the B.R.AI.N.S Immortalist Audit focusing on what self-described “Life-Extensionists” are doing to cure disease and extend healthy human life, and how attendees could help. Photos from the Conference present a who’s who of principal players in biotechnology-, and life extension-related startups and research organizations. An April 16 B.R.AI.N.S salon on Human Biology and Freedom capped a successful Crowdtilt community fundraising campaign to build a strategic alliance between B.R.AI.N.S., Berkeley BioLabs…
  • Discount to attend SENS Rejuvenation Biotechnology Conference

    Jim Lewis
    11 Jul 2014 | 5:24 pm
    Aubrey de Grey, Co-Founder and Chief Science Officer, SENS Research Foundation Rejuvenation Biotechnology Conference August 21-23, 2014 · Santa Clara, California Conference brochure (pdf) Registration details We are in the midst of a transformation in the way we search for cures to the diseases of aging. The prevalence of age-related diseases is spiraling and the socioeconomic impacts are a constant source of debate. Subsequently, interest in preventing such diseases through novel approaches to drug development is at an all-time high. The Rejuvenation Biotechnology Conference is the…
  • The NNI Debate of 2014

    Stephanie C
    11 Jul 2014 | 12:57 pm
    Credit: NNI at nano.gov Just when it seemed like debate over the National Nanotechnology Initiative was a thing of the past (see Foresight’s disappointment in 2008 here), disagreements regarding re-authorization and budget cuts are prompting politicians and researchers to take a detailed look at what the program supports and what it is achieving. Witnesses to the House Research Subcommittee hearing, held this past May, included Timothy Persons of US GAO, who spoke at Foresight’s 2014 Integration Conference (and whose work indicating shortfalls in US manufacturing and policy is highlighted…
  • The atomically precise manufacture of quantum dots

    Jim Lewis
    5 Jul 2014 | 8:14 pm
    This image shows a quantum dot molecule consisting of three 6-atom indium chains. (Image: Stefan Fölsch/PDI) One of the iconic milestones in the history of nanotechnology was the 1989 feat by Eigler and Schweizer at IBM (published the following April in Nature) of using an STM to arrange 35 xenon atoms on a nickel surface to spell IBM. The demonstration was done at 4 K and the atoms of the nickel crystal acted like an “egg carton” to hold the xenon atoms in place. For these and other reasons, although the symbolic impact of the accomplishment was enormous, it was not obvious…
 
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    Nanotechnology News

  • More than glitter

    29 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    A new study from MIT materials scientists reveals that these nanoparticles enter cells by taking advantage of a route normally used in vesicle-vesicle fusion, a crucial process that allows signal transmission between neurons. In the July 21 issue of Nature Communications, the researchers describe in detail the mechanism by which these nanoparticles are able to fuse with a membrane.
  • A crystal wedding in the nanocosmos

    29 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Researchers at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, the Vienna University of Technology and the Maria Curie-Skand#322;odowska University Lublin have succeeded in embedding nearly perfect semiconductor crystals into a silicon nanowire. With this new method of producing hybrid nanowires, very fast and multi-functional processing units can be accommodated on a single chip in the future. The research results will be published in the journal Nano Research.
  • Understanding graphene's electrical properties on an atomic level

    28 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    For the first time, researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have used a cutting-edge microscope to study the relationship between the atomic geometry of a ribbon of graphene and its electrical properties.
  • Cost-effective, solvothermal synthesis of heteroatom (S or N)-doped graphene developed

    28 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    A research team led by group leader Yung-Eun Sung has announced that they have developed cost-effective technology to synthesize sulfur-doped and nitrogen-doped graphenes which can be applied as high performance electrodes for secondary batteries and fuel cells.
  • 'Nanocamera' takes pictures at distances smaller than light's own wavelength

    27 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have demonstrated that an array of novel gold, pillar-bowtie nanoantennas can be used like traditional photographic film to record light for distances that are much smaller than the wavelength of light. A standard optical microscope acts as a 'nanocamera' whereas the pillar-bowtie nanoantennas are the analogous film.
 
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    TINC's Posts - The International NanoScience Community

  • Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology receives Impact Factor, publisher launches Nanobiomedicine journal

    TINC
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:41 am
    News release, July 30, 2014 – Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology journal has received its first Journal Impact Factor of 0.949 as of July 29th, 2014. Up to this date, all journal's Volumes have been indexed in SCIE and Current Contents databases, as well as in Scopus. Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology journal, currently in its 4th Volume, is an international, scientific and peer-reviewed journal published online under Open Access, hence all the journal's articles are free to be read, shared and downloaded with no restrictions. Under the editorship of Dr. Paola Prete, Institute for…
  • SouthWest NanoTechnologies Names NanoSperse as a SWeNT Certified Compounder

    TINC
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:30 am
    OKALHOMA CITY, OK, July 29, 2014 -- SouthWest NanoTechnologies (SWeNT) announced today that it has named NanoSperse, Inc. in Kettering, Ohio, as a “SWeNT Certified Compounder” for its line of SMWTM Specialty Multi-Wall Carbon Nanotubes (CNT) products, with specific emphasis on elastomer and thermoset-resin compounds and aerospace market applications.   SWeNT’s SMW materials yield dramatic improvements in thermal and/or electrical conductivity and mechanical strength in composite systems with a wide range of industrial polymers, resins and elastomers. SWeNT’s Certified Compounder…
  • PHD POSITION IN PHOTOSYNTHESIS AT IMPERIAL COLLEGE LONDON

    TINC
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:18 am
    A PhD position is available at Imperial College London in the group of Jasper van Thor, jointly supervised by James Barber. The topic is time resolved infrared vibrational spectroscopy of photosystem II of oxygenic photosynthesis. The research will involve primarily photoinduced spectroscopy measurements of photosynthesis using ultrafast laser systems. A significant aspect of the work will additionally involve structure based calculation and modelling using quantum chemistry, but will also involve biochemistry and sample manipulation. The successful applicant will have a MRes degree, or…
  • FLAG-ERA and TNT2014 join efforts: Graphene Networking at its higher level in Barcelona

    TINC
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:17 am
    On the occasion of the TNT2014 International Conference, a Graphene Networking Event organized by FLAG-ERA will take place in Barcelona, the 27th of October. FLAG-ERA is a FP7 ERA-NET that gathers most regional and national funding organisations (NRFOs) in Europe with the goal of supporting the Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) Flagship concept and more specifically, the FET Flagship initiatives Graphene and Human Brain Project (HBP). FLAG-ERA will launch a joint transnational call (JTC) enabling researchers from different countries to propose joint contributions to the Flagships. In…
  • XPS researcher position

    TINC
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    Applications are invited for the position of an experienced researcher in the field of X-ray and UV photoelectron spectroscopy at the Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences (IP PAS), at the X-Ray and Electron Microscopy Research Laboratory within the Group of X-ray Spectroscopy and Microanalysis. The modern high resolution X-ray and UV photoelectron spectrometer based on VG Scienta R3000 XPS/UPS/ARPES analyzer will be installed at the end of 2014 in this laboratory. The successful applicant is expected to join the currently running research projects and use this new spectrometer to…
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    EDF Health

  • National Academy of Sciences strongly affirms science showing styrene is a human carcinogen

    Richard Denison
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:19 am
    By Richard DenisonRichard Denison, Ph.D. is a Lead Senior Scientist.  It’s been a ridiculously long road to get here, because of the delay tactics of the chemical industry.  But yesterday a panel of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) fully backed the National Toxicology Program’s (NTP) listing of styrene as “reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen.” We have blogged earlier about this saga.  In June 2011, after years of delay, the NTP released its Congressionally mandated 12th Report on Carcinogens (RoC), in which it upgraded formaldehyde to the status of “known to be…
  • New bill puts BPA back in the spotlight

    Sarah Vogel
    10 Jul 2014 | 12:23 pm
    By Sarah VogelSarah Vogel, Ph.D. is Director of EDF's Health Program. The hotly debated chemical BPA is back in the policy spotlight. This week Senator Edward Markey (D-Mass) joined Representatives Lois Capps (D-CA) and Grace Meng (D-NY) to announce the Ban Poisonous Additives (BPA) Act.  The bill would ban the use of BPA or bisphenol A from food packaging and mandates extensive consideration of the hazardous properties of any BPA alternative, so as to avoid substituting chemicals that may pose just as many health risks (as increasingly it appears to be with the case of the common BPA…
  • EPA releases final risk assessment for TCE: One down, 84,999 to go*

    Richard Denison
    25 Jun 2014 | 10:57 am
    By Richard DenisonRichard Denison, Ph.D. is a Lead Senior Scientist.  Jennifer McPartland, Ph.D. is a Health Scientist. EPA achieved a rather significant milestone today in releasing a final risk assessment for the solvent trichloroethylene (TCE).  This document is for the first of a group of 83 “work plan chemicals” EPA identified in 2012 as needing risk assessments and, where warranted, risk management. Why do we call it a milestone?  It is the first final risk assessment issued by EPA using its authority under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) in – wait for it – 28 years.
  • Imbalanced act: An EPA IRIS agenda that speaks 1000 words

    Richard Denison
    17 Jun 2014 | 6:33 am
    By Richard DenisonRichard Denison, Ph.D. is a Lead Senior Scientist.  Rachel Shaffer is a research assistant. [UPDATE 6/24/14:  Perhaps in response to this post of last week, an updated agenda for this week's IRIS meeting was posted by EPA today that reflects a somewhat more balanced set of speakers.  Industry interests appear to have consolidated their number of slots, down from a high of 8 to a high of 6 per issue, and down from a high of 6 to a high of 4 individuals per issue from the same consulting firm.  In addition, several additional slots are assigned to non-industry speakers. …
  • ECHA keeps the ball rolling on Authorisation under REACH

    Alissa Sasso
    6 Jun 2014 | 7:58 am
    By Alissa SassoAlissa Sasso is a Chemicals Policy Fellow In our last update on the European Union’s Regulation on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH), we noted a major milestone under the “A” of REACH, as the first application for an authorisation was passed to and is awaiting decision by the European Commission. The authorisation process is continuing to move along: as of May 19th, ECHA has received 13 applications for 35 uses of six different substances on the Authorisation list. Interest in ECHA’s authorisation work is also increasing,…
 
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    Comments on: 2020 Science

  • By: EHS Plus Andrew Maynard’s 2020 Science blog reinvigorated

    EHS Plus Andrew Maynard’s 2020 Science blog reinvigorated
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:31 am
    […] 2020 Science has recently found a new home with the U-M Risk Science Center and, after a brief slow-down during the last academic year, has roared back to life with 12 new posts this month (so far)! Recent posts have included ripped-from-the-headlines topics such as the world’s darkest material as well as nanoparticles in sunscreens and in Dunkin’ Donuts. […]
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    Metamodern

  • Gmail interface horror

    Eric Drexler
    9 Jul 2014 | 11:54 am
    Accidentally sending an unfinished, unedited email can be a really big mistake, so one wouldn’t want to make this mistake really, really easy… Here is the button-filled corner of the “Reply” edit window in Gmail. Note the a measurement added in red: Is there any imaginable excuse for placing the Send button just 10 pixels away from the Formatting options button? A button that gets clicked while you’re still editing? Is it because someone thought it looked pretty? Calling Google… Hello?
  • Keynote at TVC 2014

    Eric Drexler
    3 Jul 2014 | 11:45 am
    Sorry for the late mention, but last week I gave a talk at the Technology Ventures Conference at the University of Cambridge. The organizers promise to post a video. The conference was a lot of fun. I don’t know where else I’d have an opportunity to discuss nanotechnology, additive manufacturing, Haskell, and medicine all in the same day. The theme of the conference was “Moonshot Thinking”, which let me place nanotechnology in the context of space systems engineering and the modes of thought and problem formulation that I learned in the AeroAstro department at MIT. The great gap in…
  • Standard Model followup

    Eric Drexler
    3 Jul 2014 | 5:55 am
    Here’s a reworked diagram of interactions in the Standard Model of particle physics, now in the Wikipedia article: This supersedes and corrects the previous Wikipedia diagram. Diagramming the Standard Model is a relatively good excuse to play with graphics.
  • Just in case you missed reading XKCD…

    Eric Drexler
    11 Jun 2014 | 12:33 pm
    Failing to read XKCD is, of course, a mistake.
  • Physics Quiz: Corrected Answers

    Eric Drexler
    25 Apr 2014 | 6:51 am
    With thanks to Kevin, the previous post has been updated with corrections re. neutrinos and the Higgs.
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    Soft Machines

  • Rebuilding the UK’s innovation economy

    Richard Jones
    18 Jul 2014 | 12:22 am
    The UK’s innovation system is currently under-performing; the amount of resource devoted to private sector R&D has been too low compared to competitors for many years, and the situation shows no sign of improving. My last post discussed the changes in the UK economy that have led us to this situation, which contributes to the deep-seated problems of the UK economy of very poor productivity performance and persistent current account deficits. What can we do to improve things? Here I suggest three steps. 1. Stop making things worse. Firstly, we should recognise the damage that has been…
  • Business R&D is the weak link in the UK’s innovation system

    Richard Jones
    24 Jun 2014 | 5:23 am
    What’s wrong with the UK’s innovation system is not that we don’t have a strong science base, or even that there isn’t the will to connect the science base to the companies and entrepreneurs who might want to use its outputs. The problem is that our economy isn’t assigning enough resource to pulling through the fruits of the science base into technological innovations, the innovation that will create new products and services, bring economic growth, and help solve some of the biggest social problems we face. The primary symptom of the problem is the UK’s very poor…
  • Surely there’s more to science than money?

    Richard Jones
    15 Jun 2014 | 12:37 pm
    How can we justify spending taxpayers’ money on science when there is so much pressure to cut public spending, and so many other popular things to spend the money on, like the National Health Service? People close to the policy-making process tend to stress that if you want to persuade HM Treasury of the need to fund science, there’s only one argument they will listen to – that science spending will lead to more economic growth. Yet the economic instrumentalism of this argument grates for many people. Surely it must be possible to justify the elevated pursuit of knowledge in less…
  • Spin-outs and venture capital won’t fill the pharma R&D gap

    Richard Jones
    31 May 2014 | 6:53 am
    Now that Pfizer has, for the moment, been rebuffed in its attempt to take over AstraZeneca, it’s worth reflecting on the broader issues this story raised about the pharmaceutical industry in particular and technological innovation more generally. The political attention focused on the question of industrial R&D capacity was very welcome; this was the subject of my last post – Why R&D matters. Less has been said about the broader problems of innovation in the pharmaceutical industry, which I discussed in an earlier post – Decelerating change in the pharmaceutical…
  • Why R&D matters

    Richard Jones
    9 May 2014 | 9:27 am
    The takeover bid for the UK/Swedish pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca by US giant Pfizer has given rare political prominence to the issue of UK-based research and development capacity. Underlying much opposition to the deal is the fear that the combined entity will seek to cut costs, and that R&D expenditure will be first in the firing line. This fear is entirely well-founded; since Pfizer took over Wyeth in 2009 it has reduced total R&D spend from $11bn to $6.7bn, and in the UK Pfizer’s cost-cutting reputation was sealed by the closure of its Sandwich R&D facility in…
 
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    Next Big Future

  • Venter Human Longevity Company hires Google Translate Chief Data Scientist to help analyze the ten of thousands of genome sequences to enable life extension

    31 Jul 2014 | 2:28 am
    —Human Longevity, Inc. (HLI), a genomics and cell therapy-based diagnostic and therapeutic company focused on extending the healthy, high performance human life span, announced they have hired Franz Och, Ph.D., an expert in machine learning and machine translation as the company’s Chief Data Scientist. Och comes to HLI from Google where he was Distinguished Research Scientist and the Head of Google Translate.He will develop new computational tools and algorithms to translate the bio data into actionable insights—like developing personalized medicine, early diagnosis, cures for killers…
  • Blacklight Power published other university validation and claims 700 joules released in half a millisecond in ten millionth of liter. Power density 100 billion watts per liter

    31 Jul 2014 | 1:58 am
    Blacklight Power has been putting out a lot of videos and audio interviews.There is a July 29th audio interview. Sterling Allan, the host of Greater Things on the Rense Radio Network interviewed Mills for 43 minutes.5:50 into the interview claims 700 joules released in half a millisecond in ten millionth of liter. Power density 100 billion watts per liter in the form of light200 times the energy of burning hydrogen from hydrinosAuger (mechanical system) feeds the fuel droplets into the roller electrodes. 1000 times household current causes the hydrinos to explode.A very small quantity of…
  • Study shows China high speed rail boosts business productivity by 10% and boosts tourism

    31 Jul 2014 | 12:09 am
    The World Bank has a 120 page study of the Regional Economic Impact Analysis of High Speed Rail in China. There is also a 29 page step by step guide.Recent research carried out by a World Bank team shows that at the current stage of development, transport projects such as high speed rail can trigger significant agglomeration benefits in China. For example, all being equal, halving the economic distance within the coastal region Guangdong was estimated to lead to a 10% rise in average business productivity. Given the current level of data and professional skills base, the report recommends…
  • Thailand moving ahead with high speed rail plans that will eventually be part of a high speed rail network from China to Laos, Malaysia and Singapore

    30 Jul 2014 | 11:56 pm
    Thailand's military government approved a massive budget to upgrade the country's railways including high-speed rail that would eventually link with China as part of an eight-year plan to improve infrastructure. The junta approved 741.46 billion baht ($23.3 billion) to build two high-speed train routes that will connect Thailand's industrialized eastern seaboard with its northern and the northeastern borders.They plan for a 737-kilometer line from northeastern Nong Khai province to Map Ta Phut in eastern Rayong province, and a 655-kilometer line from Chiang Khong in northern…
  • Adaptive Material with self tracking of the sun Could Cut the Cost of Solar in Half to 4 cents per kwh

    30 Jul 2014 | 11:48 pm
    Glint Photonics is developing a novel solar concentrator in which an embedded liquid layer provides passive and automatic optical alignment to the incident sunlight, adjusting the optical properties of the concentrator to track the position of the sun. This “self-tracking” functionality is actuated by the sunlight itself, and doesn’t require any control system. It results in high-concentration optics with a wide effective acceptance angle, eliminating the requirement for precise alignment that has so-far limited concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) systems in delivering high efficiency…
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  • HOLD FOR WED Around the Region: July 30, 2014

    Thomas Grillo
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:05 pm
    A summary of recent transactions and personnel news within Greater Boston’s real estate community. Lou Tamposi has joined Avison Young as an associate, focusing on tenant and landlord representation in the downtown office market. Prior to joining the firm, Tamposi was the co-founder of Inkmule, an online custom apparel and promotional company. He has also worked as an English teacher with Teach for America, where he taught seventh graders. Affordability for low-income residents living at the Lionhead…
  • Logan Airport's newest airline is already looking at expanding its service here

    Jon Chesto
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:00 pm
    The newest airline to touch down at Logan Airport might seem strangely familiar to travelers who flew frequently in the 1980s. People Express — or, as the airline calls itself, PEOPLExpress — is back. This isn’t the same discount carrier that flew out of Newark International Airport during the Reagan era, expanded quickly and eventually needed to land into the arms of Continental Airlines. But its new owners certainly are hoping to capitalize on some name recognition by launching a new airline…
  • Akamai beats Q2 estimates on strength of World Cup demand

    Sara Castellanos
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:44 pm
    Online traffic for all-things World Cup helped boost Akamai Technologies Inc. in the second quarter, as the Cambridge company said revenue for the period rose 26 percent on a year-over-year basis. Akamai (Nasdaq: AKAM) said it booked $476 million in revenue for the quarter, slightly better than consensus analyst estimates of $472.94 million. The company also said earnings were above estimates, coming in at $.58 per share a share versus the Street's prediction of $.55 per share. The company said…
  • Barry Diller's IAC to acquire Natick-based Princeton Review

    David Harris
    30 Jul 2014 | 11:52 am
    A unit of Barry Diller's IAC, the publicly traded website holding company, announced Tuesday that it will acquire The Princeton Review, a Natick-based test prep company. Tutor.com, which IAC acquired last year for about $40 million, will acquire The Princeton Review for an undisclosed sum from Boston-based private equity firm Charlesbank Capital Partners. "We are very proud of what we accomplished during our partnership with Charlesbank," said Deborah Ellinger, chairman and CEO of The Princeton…
  • Boston Scientific prevails in first of thousands of mesh lawsuits

    Don Seiffert
    30 Jul 2014 | 11:19 am
    Shares in Boston Scientific shot up this afternoon following the news that the medical device company has been found not liable in the first of thousands of lawsuits over its transvaginal mesh. The Marlborough-based company, one of six medical device firms being sued in various courts around the country, was not found to be at fault by a jury in the suit brought by Diane Albright in Middlesex County Superior Court in Woburn, according to Reuters. The jury said the product — used to to treat pelvic…
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