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Hazmat Helper
908 Devices has a hand-held approach to thwarting chemical attacks
The M908 mass spectrometer device helps Hazmat teams detect chemical toxins (Photo via 908 Devices).
Massive public events like the Boston Marathon, which draw hundreds of thousands of spectators each year, also require elaborate security measures. But the police, fire, and emergency staff who were stationed along the route Monday had a new device helping them protect the public: the M908 mass spectrometer, a locally designed tool that allows Hazmat teams to quickly detect the presence of chemical weapons or other toxic chemicals. Read More
Everything's political
Leland Cheung—‘liaison to the innovation economy’ for lieutenant governor?
Leland Cheung, a member of the Cambridge city council. (JOSH REYNOLDS FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE)

He’s an MIT Sloan grad and former venture capitalist who loves to talk about the tech economy while he's out running for lieutenant governor. I'm referring, of course, to Leland Cheung, a Cambridge city councilor who thinks he’s best positioned to revive the seemingly pointless position (and the Globe editorial page agrees).

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Closing the gap
The scientifically (un)proven way to work with female entrepreneurs
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One of the hardest things about the issues women are facing in tech these days is that there are some solutions to the mess, but nobody is talking about them. We’re all talking about the Tinder Travesty, the Berlin Deal, and a multitude of other Sexism-in-Tech debacles, but isn't it time to figure out some work-arounds? Read More