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  • Canada's CBC websites hacked by pro-Syrian group

    27 Nov 2014 | 9:15 am
    Canadian national broadcaster CBC said Thursday hackers had briefly compromised its website in an attack claimed by supporters of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad.
  • Rosetta's comet: In the shadow of the coma

    27 Nov 2014 | 7:50 am
    This NAVCAM mosaic comprises four individual images taken on 20 November from a distance of 30.8 km from the centre of Comet 67P/C-G. The image resolution is 2.6 m/pixel, so each original 1024 x 1024 pixel frame measured about 2.7 km across. The mosaic has been slightly rescaled, rotated, and cropped, and measures roughly 4.2 x 5.0 km.
  • Nanomaterials to preserve ancient works of art

    27 Nov 2014 | 7:20 am
    Little would we know about history if it weren't for books and works of art. But as time goes by, conserving this evidence of the past is becoming more and more of a struggle. Could this all change thanks to the NANOFORART project? In an effort to overcome the limitations of traditional restoration techniques, the team has developed promising nanomaterials which are expected to hit the market soon.
  • EU researchers explore pathways for transition to sustainable lifestyles

    27 Nov 2014 | 7:10 am
    How can we begin to live more sustainably? How does time use influence our consumption patterns? Is environmentally sustainable growth actually feasible on a world scale? These are just some of the important questions that societies must address as we attempt to move towards a more sustainable future.
  • Team discovers first evidence of milk consumption in ancient dental plaque

    27 Nov 2014 | 7:02 am
    Led by a University of Oklahoma professor, an international team of researchers has discovered the first evidence of milk consumption in the ancient dental calculus—a mineralized dental plaque—of humans in Europe and western Asia. The team found direct evidence of milk consumption preserved in human dental plaque from the Bronze Age to the present day.
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    Nanotechnology News

  • Target-responsive DNA-capped nanocontainer used for fabricating...

    27 Nov 2014 | 8:32 am
    Nucleic acids have become a powerful tool in nanotechnology because of their controllable diverse conformational transitions and adaptable higher-order nanostructure. Using single-stranded DNA probes as the pore-caps for various target recognition, here we present an ultrasensitive universal electrochemical detection system based on graphene and mesoporous silica, and achieve sensitivity with all of the major classes of analytes and simultaneously realize DNA logic gate operations.
  • The Importance Of Kitchen Tables And Pubs

    27 Nov 2014 | 1:02 am
    The kitchen table, the pub and money are the ingredients for getting the European nanoelectronics industry to thrive, Ben Verwaayen, former CEO of BT and Alcatel Lucent, told the European Nanoelectronics Forum 2014 in Cannes this morning. The kitchen table is where a kid raises the prospect of starting an enterprise and is either encouraged or discouraged.
  • 'Giant' charge density disturbances discovered in nanomaterials

    26 Nov 2014 | 4:48 pm
    In metals such as copper or aluminium, so-called conduction electrons are able to move around freely, in the same way as particles in a gas or a liquid. If, however, impurities are implanted into the metal's crystal lattice, the electrons cluster together in a uniform pattern around the point of interference, resembling the ripples that occur when a stone is thrown into a pool of water.
  • StoreDot Charges Smartphones in 30-Seconds with Nano-Technology, Set to Hit Stores in 2016

    26 Nov 2014 | 8:44 am
    We've covered StoreDot before, but now it has gone from purely a prototype, to something that will be ready to hit stores in 2016. This device utilizes nano-technology to synthesize artificial molecules, and the company has developed a battery that can store a much higher charge more quickly, acting like a sponge to soak up power and retain it.
  • Polarization Effects of Dielectric Nanoparticles in Aqueous Charge-Asymmetric Electrolytes

    26 Nov 2014 | 4:27 am
    Small nanoparticles, globular proteins, viral capsids, and other nanoscopic biomolecules usually display dielectric properties that are different from those of the medium in which they are dispersed. These dielectric heterogeneities can significantly influence the surrounding ion distribution, which determines the self-assembly and colloidal stability of these nanoparticles in solution.
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  • Micrometer-scale structures built from DNA bricks

    Jim Lewis
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:33 pm
    Researchers have achieved 32 different-shaped crystal structures using the DNA-brick self-assembly method. Credit: Harvard's Wyss Institute The saga of using DNA bricks to build complex 3D nanostructures continues to evolve. A hat tip to ScienceDirect for reprinting this news release from Harvard’s Wyss Institute “Crystallizing the DNA nanotechnology dream“: DNA has garnered attention for its potential as a programmable material platform that could spawn entire new and revolutionary nanodevices in computer science, microscopy, biology, and more. Researchers have been working…
  • Notes for 400 hours of Richard Feynman's Hughes Lectures

    Jim Lewis
    12 Nov 2014 | 2:55 pm
    http://www.thehugheslectures.info John Neer writes to announce that he has made available “to the public for non-commercial use” an extensive collection of notes for lectures that Richard Feynman delivered to employees of Hughes Aircraft Company from 1966 through 1971, for two hours on Monday evenings, 9 to 10 months per year. No attempt was made to record or capture Feynman’s board work for these lectures. Mr. Neer, accomplishing what would seem to have been a Herculean task, took notes as extensively as possible during Feynman’s two-hour lectures, and then spent four…
  • Using DNA nanotechnology to cast arbitrarily shaped nanoparticles

    Jim Lewis
    11 Nov 2014 | 3:59 pm
    By creating molds from stiff DNA, researchers were able to cast gold 'seeds' into complex metal nanoparticles. From left to right, this 3D polygonal particle was formed by designing a DNA mold, planting a gold seed, then chemically forcing the seed to expand until complete formation. Credit: Harvard's Wyss Institute The great advantage of DNA nanotechnology is that the unique molecular recognition code of DNA bases provides a way to build complex structures with atomically precise addressability. At least as long ago as 2003 DNA nanotechnology pioneer Nadrian C. Seeman proposed using DNA…
  • Grant program to support nanotechnology and other infrastructure

    Jim Lewis
    25 Oct 2014 | 1:50 pm
    GENI is a fast, open, next-generation network for exploring future internets at a national scale. Credit: Nicolle Rager Fuller, National Science Foundation Gayle Pergamit writes with news of a US National Science Foundation initiative that “addresses one of the big problems that we talked about at the [Foresight Directed/Programmable Matter for Energy Workshop]: not having enough processor power. This will be a huge boost to getting true nanotech done.” The new initiative builds upon a June 2012 Executive Order to make broadband construction faster and cheaper. From the NSF press…
  • Light-driven molecular flapping emits white light

    Jim Lewis
    10 Oct 2014 | 5:47 pm
    A phosphorescent molecular butterfly that can generate dual (white) emission upon photoexcitation (credit: M. Han et al./Angewandte Chemie) Speaking of improving energy supply and usage through improved precision in the control of matter, Kurzweil Accelerating Intelligence News reports a butterfly-shaped molecule that changes molecular structure upon photoexcitation, shortening the distance between two platinum atoms, producing both red and greenish-blue emission, resulting in white light production. From “‘Butterfly’ molecule could lead to new sensors, photoenergy…
 
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    Nanotechnology News

  • Spiraling light, nanoparticles and insights into life's structure

    26 Nov 2014 | 11:00 pm
    As hands come in left and right versions that are mirror images of each other, so do the amino acids and sugars within us. But unlike hands, only the left-oriented amino acids and the right-oriented sugars ever make into life as we know it.
  • Thin film produces new chemistry in 'nanoreactor'

    25 Nov 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Physicists at the University of Groningen led by Professor of Functional Nanomaterials Beatriz Noheda have discovered a new manganese compound that is produced by tension in the crystal structure of terbium manganese oxide. The technique they used to create this new material could open the way to new nanoscale circuits. Their findings were published on Nov. 20, 2014 in the journal Nature.
  • University of Houston researcher honored for work in nanomaterials

    24 Nov 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Debora Rodrigues, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Houston, has received the Emerging Investigator award from the Sustainable Nanotechnology Organization. Rodrigues has worked with nanomaterials since arriving at UH in 2010, using the technology to develop new methods for water purification and treatment. In addition to her research, she was recognized for her work with students and her outreach to other educators.
  • Two sensors in one

    23 Nov 2014 | 11:00 pm
    MIT chemists have developed new nanoparticles that can simultaneously perform magnetic resonance imaging and fluorescent imaging in animals.
  • Graphene/nanotube hybrid benefits flexible solar cells

    22 Nov 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Rice University scientists create a graphene/nanotube cathode that may make cheap, flexible dye-sensitized solar cells more practical.
 
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  • garcinia getting big endorsements

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    17 Sep 2014 | 1:40 pm
    There are some people out there who are wondering about Garcinia Cambogia and what it has to offer. The great thing about this product, or what has been said about it is that it can reduce a person’s weight almost effortlessly. There has even been a public endorsement from the big names like Dr. Oz who supports the show. This is a product that has been said to have amazing weight loss properties. The Results This is a product that has been so successful that some people have even noted that they have received the results of losing between five to nine pounds in just a week. Surely there…
  • What You Should Know About Using Garcinia Cambogia Extract

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    23 Aug 2014 | 4:10 pm
    Garcinia Cambogia is a type of plant that can be found in Africa and southeast Asia. It has been around for quite some time, but in recent years it has gained quite a reputation for its uses as a miracle weight loss supplement. Garcinia Cambogia Extract has been endorsed by celebrities like Dr. Oz, Britney Spears, and Oprah, fueling the consumer craze for this product. The reason that this product is so effective as a weight loss aid is that garcinia cambogia actually works in two different ways at the same time. Firstly, it lessens your appetite, allowing you to feel full while eating less.
  • Goji Extract Do You Are It Daily

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    12 Jun 2014 | 3:18 am
    It is well known that Goji berries have anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory structures. Milk thistle supplements are used in liver cleansing the part of detoxing your body. Here is an explained the best milk thistle supplements inside the marketplace. You can buy any people supplements in cyberspace or neighborhood health food store. Another benefit this kind of extract has is it may dr oz weight loss garcinia help to alter the body’s temperature, which means it will be good idea to give this to a person who was sick and suffering after a fever and/or chills. Furthermore, it contains an…
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  • Junior Research Fellow - Bangalore, India

    TINC
    26 Nov 2014 | 1:10 pm
    Applications are invited for the post of Junior Research Fellow (JRF) on a temporary contractual basis for a Grant-in-Aid Project entitled “Exploring the Dynamics of Pancreatic Peptide-Membrane Interactions through Nano-scale Imaging: Implications on Type II Diabetes Mellitus” tenable at Centre for Emerging Technologies, Jain University funded by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India under the Fast Track Scheme. Website http://www.jainuniversity.ac.... Location Centre for Emerging Technologies Jain University, Jain Global Campus, 45th km, NH-209, Jakkasandra Post,…
  • Two JRF Positions Available in DST Nano-Mission Project

    TINC
    26 Nov 2014 | 1:08 pm
    Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science is one of the leading universities in India with an excellent academic and research standing. It is approved by the UGC and MHRD, Govt. of India. It offers 51 UG and 58 PG programmes in Engineering, Technology, Management and Architecture including Ph.D., M.S. (By Research) and M.Phil. courses in several disciplines. It is reputed for its highly qualified and experienced faculty and excellent infrastructure for curricular and extra-curricular activities. The student community is uniquely cosmopolitan comprising of students from all over India and…
  • Post Doctoral Fellow - 12 month - The University of Arkansa

    TINC
    26 Nov 2014 | 1:02 pm
    The successful candidate is expected to conduct research in the areas of nanoscale surface engineering, tribology, nanomechanics/nanoindentation, and to develop new research directions. This person is also expected to write journal and conference papers, write proposals to secure extramural funding for research and commercialization of research, and mentor graduate and undergraduate researchers.   The successful applicant must have a Ph.D. in Microelectronics-Photonics, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science or related fields. The candidate should have demonstrated expertise in three or…
  • Single Nano-Object Time-Resolved Microscopy - Faculty of Sciences at KU Leuven, Belgiumatform .

    TINC
    26 Nov 2014 | 1:00 pm
    For the Soft Matter and Biophysics research group we are looking for a dynamic researcher, interested in developing a measurement platform to investigate the realm of nano-mechanics, nano-scale thermal transport and optical properties of solid-state nano systems, thin molecular layers and nano-bio materials. The position is intended to lead to award a PhD degree in the framework of an international cooperation between the i-LAMP center at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC), Brescia, Italy, and the Department of Physics and Astronomy, Faculty of Sciences at KU Leuven, Belgium.
  • Young Nanoscientist India Award 2015

    TINC
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:06 pm
    Young Nanoscientist India Award 2015 The Young Nanoscientist India Award 2015, sponsored by Oxford Instruments, will recognise and encourage young scientists in India. The Nanotechnology Forum for Indian Scientists has been formed to encourage and support research in the field of nanotechnology. The Forum committee will initiate programmes to enhance growth and acknowledge outstanding achievements in this field. More information: http://www.ntforum.in/
 
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  • EPA IRIS program requests conflict-of-interest disclosures by commenters

    Richard Denison
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:32 am
    By Richard DenisonRichard Denison, Ph.D., is a Lead Senior Scientist.  Lindsay McCormick is a Research Analyst EPA’s Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) is now requesting that persons who make oral comments at its bimonthly meetings or submit written comments on its documents disclose whether they have “financial relationships … with any organization(s) or entities having an interest in the assessments or issues under discussion,” and, if so, to identify the nature of that relationship, (e.g., consulting agreements, expert witness support, or research funding).   IRIS is…
  • Whither TSCA reform post-election?

    Richard Denison
    18 Nov 2014 | 10:46 am
    By Richard DenisonRichard Denison, Ph.D. is a Lead Senior Scientist [This post is adapted from comments I gave at a recent Friday Forum hosted by the American Bar Association’s Pesticides, Chemical Regulation and Right-to-Know Committee.] Elections change some things and don’t change others.  That is certainly true about what happened on Nov 4. The best election recap I’ve heard came from a hairdresser I overhead when getting my hair cut last week.  She said:  “Democrats win, I have to work; Republicans win, I have to work.” I doubt anyone would try to argue that the election…
  • EDF’s recommendations for IRIS conflicts-of-interest disclosures, and the strong precedents for them

    Richard Denison
    11 Nov 2014 | 6:47 am
    By Richard DenisonRichard Denison, Ph.D. is a Lead Senior Scientist.  Lindsay McCormick is a Research Analyst Our last blog post was quite lengthy and some readers may not have gotten to the recommendations we provided to EPA’s Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) governing disclosures of conflicts of interest.  In that post, we also cited the numerous strong precedents for requiring such disclosures. So we’re reposting here our recommendations and discussion of precedents.   Needed disclosures To address these problems of spotty or nonexistent disclosures, EDF recommends that…
  • Time to come clean: IRIS needs to require stakeholders attending its meetings to disclose their conflicts of interest

    Richard Denison
    7 Nov 2014 | 11:13 am
    By Richard DenisonRichard Denison, Ph.D. is a Lead Senior Scientist.  Lindsay McCormick is a Research Analyst EPA’s Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) has been implementing a number of changes in the last couple of years, in response to criticism and concerns coming at it from all sides.  As stated on its website:  “These enhancements will improve productivity and scientific quality in IRIS assessments and help EPA meet the goal of producing IRIS assessments in a timely and transparent manner.”  IRIS has noted that increasing “stakeholder engagement is an essential part…
  • Will 2015 be the year of full product ingredient disclosure?

    Richard Denison
    28 Oct 2014 | 6:46 am
    By Richard DenisonRichard Denison, Ph.D. is a Lead Senior Scientist. Michelle Harvey, Jennifer McPartland and Boma Brown-West contributed to this post. [UPDATE 10/28/14:  This post has been updated to reflect information we learned since posting it, regarding additional companies' disclosure initiatives.] We are nowhere near New Year’s Day, but based on recent corporate resolutions, 2015 is shaping up to be the year for ingredient transparency in products!  And that’s good news for those of us who want to know what we may be exposing ourselves and our families to when we use everyday…
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    Soft Machines

  • Responsible innovation and irresponsible stagnation

    Richard Jones
    16 Nov 2014 | 12:05 pm
    This long blogpost is based on a lecture I gave at UCL a couple of weeks ago, for which you can download the overheads here. It’s a bit of a rough cut but I wanted to write it down while it was fresh in my mind. People talk about innovation now in two, contradictory, ways. The prevailing view is that innovation is accelerating. In everyday life, the speed with which our electronic gadgets become outdated seems to provide supporting evidence for this view, which, taken to the extreme, leads to the view of Kurzweil and his followers that we are approaching a technological singularity.
  • What the UK government should do about science and innovation

    Richard Jones
    12 Nov 2014 | 3:59 am
    I have a new post up at the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute’s blog – Rebuilding the UK’s innovation economy. It’s a more tightly edited version of my earlier post on Soft Machines with the same title.
  • Lecture on responsible innovation and the irresponsibility of not innovating

    Richard Jones
    4 Nov 2014 | 6:55 am
    Last night I gave a lecture at UCL to launch their new centre for Responsible Research and Innovation. My title was “Can innovation ever be responsible? Is it ever irresponsible not to innovate?”, and in it I attempted to put the current vogue within science policy for the idea of Responsible Research and Innovation within a broader context. If I get a moment I’ll write up the lecture as a (long) blogpost but in the meantime, here is a PDF of my slides.
  • Your mind will not be uploaded

    Richard Jones
    14 Sep 2014 | 2:12 am
    The recent movie “Transcendence” will not be troubling the sci-fi canon of classics, if the reviews are anything to go by. But its central plot device – “uploading” a human consciousness to a computer – remains both a central aspiration of transhumanists, and a source of queasy fascination to the rest of us. The idea is that someone’s mind is simply a computer programme, that in the future could be run on a much more powerful computer than a brain, just as one might run an old arcade game on a modern PC in emulation mode. “Mind uploading” has a…
  • Transhumanism has never been modern

    Richard Jones
    24 Aug 2014 | 1:08 pm
    Transhumanists are surely futurists, if they are nothing else. Excited by the latest developments in nanotechnology, robotics and computer science, they fearlessly look ahead, projecting consequences from technology that are more transformative, more far-reaching, than the pedestrian imaginations of the mainstream. And yet, their ideas, their motivations, do not come from nowhere. They have deep roots, perhaps surprising roots, and following those intellectual trails can give us some important insights into the nature of transhumanism now. From antecedents in the views of the early 20th…
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    Next Big Future

  • Scaling and testing geoengineering

    27 Nov 2014 | 9:35 am
    There were some meetings and papers considering how to scale and test geoengineering. The papers did not consider iron sequesteration in the ocean. The 120 ton experiment of placing iron sulphate in the ocean was an Eddy scale experiment off of the coast of British Columbia Canada. Ocean mesoscale Eddies are 10 to 500 kilometers across. (6 to 300 miles)About two ago ago, an ocean fertilisation test, fertilizing around 120 tonnes of iron sulphate off Canada's coast. Satellite images confirmed the claim by the Haida Salmon Restoration Corporation that the iron spawned an artificial plankton…
  • Impenetrable barrier to ultrarelativistic electrons in the Van Allen radiation belts

    26 Nov 2014 | 10:55 pm
    A team led by the University of Colorado Boulder has discovered an invisible shield some 7,200 miles above Earth that blocks so-called “killer electrons,” which whip around the planet at near-light speed and have been known to threaten astronauts, fry satellites and degrade space systems during intense solar storms.The barrier to the particle motion was discovered in the Van Allen radiation belts, two doughnut-shaped rings above Earth that are filled with high-energy electrons and protonScientists have discovered an invisible shield roughly 7,200 milesNature - An impenetrable barrier to…
  • Mach Effect Propulsion Lab and theoretical work

    26 Nov 2014 | 10:49 pm
    Nextbigfuture has been covering the work of independent researchers who are working to enable the Mach Effect to be used for propellentless space propulsion and potential as a means to create wormholes. James Woodward is the primary researcher and theorist in this area. He wrote written a book "Making Starships and Stargates". If James Woodward is correct this would be the technology that enables near lightspeed propellentless space propulsion and potentially Stargates.Update The Space Studies Institute is raising $42,000 support Mach Effect Propulsion. They will provide the…
  • 3D Printing of Reduced Graphene Oxide Nanowires

    26 Nov 2014 | 10:48 pm
    3D printing of reduced graphene oxide (rGO) nanowires is realized at room temperature by local growth of GO at the meniscus formed at a micropipette tip followed by reduction of GO by thermal or chemical treatment. 3D rGO nanowires with diverse and complicated forms are successfully printed, demonstrating their ability to grow in any direction and at the selected sites.Read more »
  • The first digital animal will be open source nematode worm funded by kickstarter

    26 Nov 2014 | 10:41 pm
    OpenWorm is an open source project dedicated to creating a virtual C. elegans nematode in a computer.The bot's artificial brain has the same number of cells as a real nematode brain, and they are connected up in exactly the same way. But instead of a fluid tubular body animated by 95 muscles, WormBot has a plastic body and two wheels. It does not eat, defecate, reproduce or die. That will be left to its future sibling, WormSim, which will be a cell-for-cell digital copy of the worm, living inside a computer.A nematode has 959 cells each of which has also been mapped. Its network of 302…
 
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  • Massachusetts restaurants, eateries ready for new labeling requirements

    Jessica Bartlett
    26 Nov 2014 | 11:14 am
    Massachusetts chain restaurants may have to start putting calorie counts on their menus, but they aren't too upset about it. Just days before America's biggest food feast of the year, the Food and Drug Administration handed down regulations requiring chain restaurants, grocers and movie theaters to post calorie content on menus and on single-serving items. Massachusetts Restaurant Association CEO Bob Luz anticipates that 20-to-25 percent of Massachusetts restaurants will be impacted by the rules,…
  • Verizon pushes back: We're not the Fox in the henhouse

    Greg Walsh
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:51 am
    Despite reports that Verizon plans to pull the plug on WFXT Fox25 from FiOS TV on Thanksgiving Day, a Verizon spokesperson points out that the station's new owner, Cox Media Group, is the one doing the pulling. As in pulling the wool over viewers' eyes. "Cox has the ability to remove their station from our network. We can't pull the plug; only they can," said Phil Santoro of Verizon. According to Santoro, when Cox took over the station last month, the Atlanta-based outfit asked Verizon to pay a…
  • Massachusetts turkey farmers are gobbling up 'buy local' business

    Jay Fitzgerald
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:47 am
    The "buy local" movement among food consumers appears to be helping otherwise beleaguered turkey farmers across Massachusetts, home to the nation's very first Thanksgiving. The Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources reports that there were about 176 large and small turkey farms across the state as of 2012, down from about 198 farms in 2007. Most would qualify as small farm operators who have taken advantage of the growing consumer demand for locally grown foods in general. Large turkey…
  • Decades-old Merrimack Valley contractor and developer files for bankruptcy

    Eric Convey
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:31 am
    A decades-old contractor in the Merrimack Valley filed today under chapter 7 of the federal bankruptcy code — a step that usually results in liquidation. L.J. DiPalma Inc. listed assets of $407,996 and liabilities of $2.58 million. An entry in a bankruptcy schedule included in today's filing indicates a major source of potential debt for L.J. DiPalma is a long-running lawsuit playing out in Middlesex Superior Court. The company's president is Maureen DiPalma. L.J. DiPalma's lawyer in the bankruptcy…
  • Will Wayfair go brick-and-mortar? Probably not.

    Sara Castellanos
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    Don't expect to see any of Wayfair's couches and mirrors for sale in the real world. Boston-based online home furnishings giant Wayfair (NYSE: W) might be impervious to the trend of e-commerce companies opening brick-and-mortar stores to supplement their online sales. Why? Just look at their slogan: "A Zillion Things Home." While a "zillion" might be a stretch, it is true that Wayfair offers a wide range of home furnishing products on its website — about 7 million from 7,000 suppliers to be…
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