Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Boston is pothole city. So much so that the question, “Why are there so many potholes in Boston’s streets?” is a FAQ on the city’s “pothole page“.

The answer is that “coastal Boston area cities and towns experience extensive freeze/thaw cycles. You can expect to see more potholes in the winter and spring, following periods of cold temperatures and rain or snow,” according to the site. Keep reading →

As chief technology officer of the Veterans Affairs Department, Dr. Peter Levin isn’t tasked with making sure that routers are maintained or seeing that the network stays up. Far from it. You could say he’s more of a technology conceptualist.

Rather than “chief technology officer”–a position at VA to which he was appointed in 2009–he might have been more appropriately titled “chief innovation officer.” Keep reading →