Category Archives: Innovation
In a somewhat surprising development, Boston actually had more venture capital deals than Cambridge in 2013. Ninety-seven deals were signed in Boston, vs. 78 in Cambridge. Cambridge does still hold a commanding lead in the dollar amount, however, with total funding … Continue reading
Hundreds of eyes in the sky, just like this one. Getting better, cheaper, and more numerous every year. Imagine a network of satellites, all taking daily pictures of the earth beneath them and reporting that data back to earth in … Continue reading
GEN (Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News) has released their own, more comprehensive biotech hub rankings. As expected, Boston-Cambridge and the Bay Area are at the top, with San Francisco edging out Boston in most criteria. The GEN rankings include not only … Continue reading
Fierce Biotech has released their latest analysis of venture capital funding of biotech in the U.S. last year, broken down by metropolitan area: Source: http://www.fiercebiotech.com/story/top-15-cities-biotech-venture-funding/2014-03-06 San Francisco is back out in front, edging out Boston-Cambridge. After San Diego and Washington, funding … Continue reading
Extrapolating the 3D printer trend one step further, researchers are working on systems that can “print” large scale structures made of concrete. Like a house, for example –printed in only 24 hours.
Yesterday SpaceX launched its first satellite payload into geosynchronous orbit, at a price 75% lower than currently charged by other commercial launch providers. Even more impressive is the fact that SpaceX has been steadily developing the required technology to slow down and … Continue reading