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For those lucky enough to be able-bodied, little things – like a few inches between a door and the sidewalk – don’t even merit notice. It’s a different story for those who use wheelchairs or similar wheeled mobility....
Have you ever been on a roller coaster and wondered how it works? Have you ever thought about what goes into designing and constructing a roller coaster? This week, local students and teachers are getting that opportunity, as Clarkson University...
What does the massive popularity of e-books and e-readers mean for public libraries? Well, it’s complicated, but for North Country libraries, getting on the e-book train is apparently well worth the expense. In an Odgensburg Journal article...
After 15 years of detailed work, researchers have unveiled a unique new Atlas of Canada’s Far North. Pan Inuit Trails, documents and maps traditional place names and travel routes over land and sea. Last week’s release may seem to...
Every time I hear some report about 3-D printers my brain gets snagged on the concept. What does that mean? How can you “print” three dimensions? My 20th century DNA just can’t compute “3-D printer.” So there I was...
News stories tagged with "technology"
Aug 01, 2002 — One of the three Republican Assembly candidates in the so-called "river", or 118th, district of Jefferson and St. Lawrence Counties has been the victim of a world wide web-related practice called "cybersquatting". David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article
by Jody Tosti
Jul 26, 2002 — Only 12 percent of the nation's jobs in science, engineering and technology are held by women. Clarkson University wants to help change that statistic with its Horizon program, a two-week summer camp that brings middle school girls and science together. Jody Tosti found out kids in the program are not only learning about science but also about teamwork. Go to full article
Jul 26, 2002 — While the debate over the economic and ecological viability of ethanol continues, another fuel made from crops is becoming more available in the region. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Jonathan Ahl has more. Go to full article
by Brian Mann
Jul 16, 2002 — More than twelve thousand boats are registered on Lake Champlain, most of them using 2-stroke outboard engines. Environmental officials in New York and Vermont say those engines are noisy and inefficient, dumping as much as a third of their gas and oil directly into the water. The states are teaming up with the EPA and industry groups to phase out 2-stroke engines. But as Brian Mann reports, the effort is meeting resistance from some dealers: Go to full article
Jul 08, 2002 — Senator Clinton is co-sponsor of legislation to bring high speed Internet access to rural areas. She promoted her bill Friday at a stop in the St. Lawrence County town of Brasher. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article
Jul 03, 2002 — The debate over how to clean America's air is heating up. In response to sharp criticisms, the Bush Administration is using computer projections to back up its "Clear Skies" proposal for curbing air pollution that causes acid rain in the Adirondacks. David Sommerstein reports many Democrats and environmentalists are backing a competing plan from Vermont Senator Jim Jeffords. Go to full article
Jun 20, 2002 — At a recent meeting in Detroit, the G-8 energy ministers were looking for alternatives to non-renewable resources such as oil and gas. Nuclear energy was high on that list of alternatives. But as the Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Dan Karpenchuk reports, on the north shore of Lake Ontario, at least, renewing the drive towards nuclear power is becoming too costly. Go to full article
May 29, 2002 — The Great Lakes suffer from all kinds of pollution, but among the most dangerous pollutants from industrial waste are mercury, cadmium, and zinc. Researchers at Ohio State University are perfecting a way to clean up those heavy metals using algae. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Bill Cohen explains. Go to full article