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Jake Safane

The Ultimate Compact Car: MIT CityCar Project Could Change the Way City-Dwellers Get Around

Car sharing has caught fire over the last few years, with Zipcar being the paradigm. But this relatively new concept is already on the verge of a revolution, thanks to an invention spawned from MIT’s Media Lab. Dubbed CityCar, the new two-passenger vehicle is smaller than a Fiat, fully electric, and has no engine. Instead [...]

The New England Aquarium Lecture Series Delights and Educates Animal-Lovers of All Ages

Common preconceptions are that sharks are scary and lectures are boring. But at the New England Aquarium Lecture Series, these preconceptions were shown to be misconceptions. On Thursday evening, a packed house filled the Aquarium’s Harborside Learning Lab for a presentation titled “The Whale Shark: Our Enigmatic and Peripatetic Global Ambassador for Sharks.” Dr. Rachel [...]

Las Vegas Republican Debate Gets Heated; Cain’s 9-9-9 Plan Under Fire for Proposing Unwanted Sales Tax in NH

In true Wild West fashion, the Republican candidates came out guns blazin’ at the Western Republican Presidential Debate in Las Vegas, Nevada. Hosted on CNN and moderated by anchor Anderson Cooper, the candidates attacked one another throughout the evening, with dramatic exchanges that escalated into near-shouting matches. The debate began with former Godfather’s Pizza CEO [...]

Scintillating Sculptures Come to Life at Stonybrook Fine Arts in Jamaica Plain

On the way to the Sam Adams brewery, post-apocalyptic-like creatures pose on Porter Street in Jamaica Plain. A steel lady blows a kiss and a dog pants through chains and cables. Inside, the mad scientist behind this operation boils wax, ladles molten bronze, and bends scrap metal with his bare hands. Just another day at [...]

Trying to Make Sense of the Social Security Issue

Social Security has been one of many hot button issues during the Presidential debates. Texas Governor Rick Perry has called Social Security a monstrous lie, a ponzi scheme, and a failure. Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney has in the past supported Bush’s plans for partial-privatization of the system. So is Perry hell bent on repealing [...]

College Night a Success at Museum of Science

College students from Rhode Island to New Hampshire rushed out of class on Monday, but instead of heading home to unwind, they continued their education at the Museum of Science in Boston. The museum hosted its 15th annual College Night to the tune of approximately 3500 students. With Kiss 108 blasting music, the museum hosted [...]

Highly Customizable Game Room Designer -Mars Made- Ups the Ante With Latest Products

Out with the old, in with the new old. At Mars Made, owners Andy Marsella and Justin Sirotin are upgrading their game room furniture business with models that wink at the past and smile at the present. By combining older styles with a machined aluminum exterior, the Boston-based company has expanded from sleek, futuristic pool [...]

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