On a very sunny (and hot) summer morning, I set out for Boston Common to test out a few of those shiny new solar powered benches. Soofas, developed by startup Changing Environments, are benches with a large solar panel on top that will charge users’ phones. They’re being installed in parks throughout the city (and Cambridge)..

Instead of spending millions of media dollars on advertising and marketing campaigns that they hope will reach part of their target audience, with M, brands might be able to bid for the rights to specific trigger words and phrases. Should Domino have preferential rights when you chatting with a buddy about pizza, M might show pizza delivery options with Domino as the primary choice. Ask M about airport travel times and you get them, brought to you by Delta.

“Distracted driving” is becoming a cause celebre, with more states banning texting and some legislators pondering whether to bar cellphone use by drivers outright. The District and six states require hands free devices. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said he will convene a meeting Sept.

They’re also planning an ambitious agenda of follow on experiments. First, they want to figure out how betatrophin works and look for the receptor on pancreas and possibly other cells that the hormone activates. “We don’t need the receptor” to pursue treatment possibilities, Melton says, “but we would like to have it.”.

For the past 38 years, the Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival, often called Michfest, has served as an idyllic gathering in the woods for women to bond and celebrate. Thousands gather to briefly revel in a matriarchy, to eat and live communally and attend concerts and classes all conducted by women. This year’s gathering begins August 5 on a piece of land in the western Michigan wilderness.

Imagine if the market report didn’t come to readers just when the market closes or when journalists write it, but was instead created by a machine whenever a reader wanted it. And that the report didn’t simply recite how the market performed, but how that reader’s specific portfolio performed compared to the broader market. Or even better, if the report could analyze the key reasons for why the reader’s portfolio performed as it did, and present that information as well..

I asked Marc Silver, the blog’s editor, how the errors came about. He told me by email: “The artist doing the illustration for this post added the map element. It was one of many elements in his illustration depicting what world travelers perceive as potential risks when they are abroad.