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No. 261: Diamonds, Riptides, origami skeletons and Comtech, in an emergency

And you were there: Congratulations, dear readers (including new subscribers Sue, Rod, Jessie and Sergio), on surviving Thanksgiving with the family, Black Friday at the mall and Cyber Monday on the ’net – the largest online-shopping day in U.S. history, it turns out, with some $6.59 billion in digital transactions counted by our friends at Adobe. Tell us all about your contribution to the record – and any story tips, calendar items or eggnog recipes…


No. 258: Northwell’s big week, Winthrop’s ambitious diabetes study and the Center on Rural Innovation

Welcome, dear readers: To another Wednesday edition of your exclusive Innovate LI newsletter, coming to you on this Ides of November. Before we highlight another busy week in Long Island socioeconomics, a gentle reminder to send your congratulations, corrections and questions to editor@innovateli.com. We love hearing from you. It’s Nov. 15 out there: On which we remember late greats including German-British Astronomer William Herschel (born 1738, discovered Uranus and a bunch of moons), American artist…


FabLab: A chance for LI to get real

By GREGORY ZELLER // An MIT-centric network bringing maker spaces to the masses may soon spread to Long Island. Launched in 2001 by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the FabLabs program now includes more than 550 high-tech maker’s-spaces in 50 countries. The NY FabLab Development Corp. is a registered 501(c)3 organization hoping to establish a FabLab somewhere on Long Island, and this week, it named toy-making attorney Todd Gordon as its founding director. A graduate…