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Apr 19, 2014 — A new watch allows the blind to feel time on their wrists. Designer Hyungsoo Kim tells NPR's Wade Goodwyn his watch allows users to tell time accurately without revealing their disabilities.
Apr 19, 2014 — Fears of a bubble continue as tech titans reported their quarterly earnings; the culture of digital distraction finds more critics; and fallout from the Heartbleed bug raises questions for government.
Apr 18, 2014 — From a Top Gun sequel starring drones to Howard University's pick of Puff Daddy as its commencement speaker, the Barbershop guys weigh in on the week's news.
Apr 17, 2014 — Postmates is among a group of app-powered services popping up around the U.S., with a simple promise: deliver food or merchandise in as little as an hour. But can they succeed where Kozmo.com didn't?
Apr 17, 2014 — "Selfie" may have been the 2013 word of the year. But "belfies," or "butt selfies" are now in the spotlight. We learn more about why they earned a fitness model a spread in Vanity Fair magazine.
 
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Todd Moe talks with investigators about how volunteers help study these colorful insects and their habitats. Photos by Vici & Steve Diehl.
Laura Von Rosk's <i>Mt. Coleman</i>.  The gallery talk on Saturday at Tannery Pond Community Center (4 pm) will include video work from filmmaker Hilary Hudson and musician Henry Kaiser.  Photo: Laura Von Rosk
Laura Von Rosk's Mt. Coleman. The gallery talk on Saturday at Tannery Pond Community Center (4 pm) will include video work from filmmaker Hilary Hudson and musician Henry Kaiser. Photo: Laura Von Rosk

Exploring art and science at the bottom of the world

An artist and a scientist will unveil a new exhibit Saturday afternoon at the Tannery Pond Community Center in North Creek. AntARTica includes works by artist Laura Von Rosk and cell biologist Sam Bowser. The exhibit will include Von Rosk's landscape paintings and Bowser's watercolor paintings of tiny, single-celled organisms called Foraminifera that live under the ice. The two were part of a team of biologists and artists that traveled to antarctica in 2011.

Todd Moe spoke with Bowser and Von Rosk about how artists and scientists can inspire each other and collaborate on projects.  Go to full article
An energy-efficient heating and cooling system being tested at the Syracuse Center of Excellence. Photo: Syracuse Center of Excellence

Can green tech be competitive with NYS "green bank?"

Late last year, the Cuomo administration laid out its agenda to address New York's future energy requirements. The plan needs to address a range of issues including energy security, pricing and the role of renewables. This week, reporters from the Innovation Trail are putting different parts of that complex energy puzzle under the microscope.

Part of that agenda is a $1 billion "green energy bank" to leverage public dollars to boost the clean technology economy.  Go to full article
C3-class Solar Flare, Sept. 8, 2010. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/gsfc/4974263471/">NASA Goddard Space Flight Center</a>, CC <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en">some rights reserved</a>

Natural Selections: Solar Weather

Solar weather does more than create light shows at polar latitudes. When the sun acts up, the effects can range from communications interference on earth to lethal doses of radiation for unprotected astronauts. Martha Foley and Dr. Curt Stager talk about heavenly weather.  Go to full article
Gov. Cuomo, speaking at Clarkson University in Potsdam on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013. Photo: David Sommerstein

Cuomo: Business + universities = Economic Development

In Potsdam yesterday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo again pushed his new initiative to create 10 Innovation "Hot Spots."

They'd bring business and universities together to...  Go to full article
New York City, like many large cities in the Northern Hemisphere, lies directly under important atmospheric circulations. Photo: Tony Fischer Photography / via Flickr

How a distant city affects your local weather

Seesawing temperatures, melting snow and rain, heavy winds...and that's just the latest few days of weather extremes. New research may help explain why patterns are changing....  Go to full article
Tyler Hale, a firefighter in Cayuga Heights, tested leather and rubber boots to measure their effects on joint and muscle movement. Photo: Matt Richmond / WSKG

Researchers hope to make the job of first responders easier

New York State first responders have had plenty of opportunity to put their training to the test over the past two years during extreme weather events like Hurricane Sandy...  Go to full article
Doctoral student Izabela Sokolowska demonstrates the mass spectrometer, one of the pieces of equipment the research team at Clarkson University uses to study proteins in autistic children. Photo: Joanna Richards

Clarkson team hopes for earlier autism diagnosis and treatment

About one in 88 children in America is thought to have some form of autism. The illness affects communication and social abilities.

It's usually diagnosed when...  Go to full article
Jupiter and Moons through a 10" lx200 telescope. Photo: <a href="http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page">Wikimedia Commons</a>

Saturn, Jupiter...and comets on the way

Clear nights in the forecast, and the waning crescent Moon make for a great opportunity to bundle up and get outside for some sky-watching.

St. Lawrence University...  Go to full article
A researcher at Dr. Agris' lab at the University at Albany. Photo via <a href="http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTIwdYF6lqBRwalrx15_Qrg">New York NOW</a>

SUNY Albany expands RNA research

Most of us know all about DNA, the genetic building blocks that make us unique. But in recent years, there's a lot of interest in RNA-- a molecule that controls how our genes...  Go to full article
Winter Solstice. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/people/robef/">Rob Faulkner</a>, CC <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en">some rights reserved</a>

An appreciation for the darkest days of the year

Aileen O'Donoghue, who teaches astronomy and physics at St. Lawrence University, loves this time of year, when the sun sets early and rises late. She shares her enthusiasm...  Go to full article

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