science http://wrvo.org en The science behind being 'hangry' http://wrvo.org/post/science-behind-being-hangry <p>Find yourself impatient and lashing out at people? The solution, according to a recent study, may be in the kitchen.</p><p>This week on <em>Take Care</em>, <a href="http://www.psychologytoday.com/experts/brad-j-bushman-phd-0">Dr. Brad Bushman</a> talks about the concept of "hangry," or being more angry and aggressive when you're hungry. <a href="http://www.comm.ohio-state.edu/people/faculty/userprofile/67.html">Bushman</a>, a professor of communications and psychology at Ohio State University, recently conducted a study on the subject that involved 107 couples and found that participants with lower blood glucose levels more frequently showed signs of anger.</p><p><strong>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with Dr. Bushman.</strong><br /><br /> Sun, 15 Jun 2014 23:02:00 +0000 Take Care Staff 55366 at http://wrvo.org The science behind being 'hangry' Stem cell discovery sets science community abuzz http://wrvo.org/post/stem-cell-discovery-sets-science-community-abuzz <p></p><p>The science community was buzzing this week with news of a breakthrough in stem cell research. Stem cells have the potential to transform into any tissue in the body, and are being explored as treatment options for trauma and degenerative diseases.</p><p>When we’re born, our cells are programmed to carry out a specific role. They automatically become muscle cells, skin cells, nerve cells, and that role can’t be changed.</p><p>But stem cells can be manipulated to become any kind of cell, offering the potential for regeneration in the body.</p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 13:25:47 +0000 Kate O'Connell 51199 at http://wrvo.org Stem cell discovery sets science community abuzz SUNY Oswego dedicates Shineman Center http://wrvo.org/post/suny-oswego-dedicates-shineman-center <p>The Richard S. Shineman Center, a <a href="http://wrvo.org/post/suny-oswegos-new-science-building-promotes-stem-ideas">new science building on the SUNY Oswego campus</a>, was dedicated on Friday, October 4. SUNY Oswego President Deborah Stanley presided over the dedication ceremony. Audio of the entire event is available below:</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 20:45:44 +0000 WRVO News 45186 at http://wrvo.org SUNY Oswego dedicates Shineman Center How do you like them apples? http://wrvo.org/post/how-do-you-them-apples <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p></p><p>After more than a decade of development, Cornell University has introduced two new apple varieties to upstate New York.</p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 20:11:33 +0000 Kate O'Connell 42039 at http://wrvo.org How do you like them apples? 3D imaging could cut health care costs http://wrvo.org/post/3d-imaging-could-cut-health-care-costs <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p></p><p>Upstate company <a href="http://web.qmetricstech.com/" target="_blank">Qmetrics</a> has developed technology that can take medical images like MRIs and turn them into a three-dimensional image or model.</p><p>The technology has implications for lowering health care costs and increasing patient-specific treatments.</p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 19:40:20 +0000 Kate O'Connell 41639 at http://wrvo.org 3D imaging could cut health care costs Neuroscience shows the brain is "wired for story" http://wrvo.org/post/neuroscience-shows-brain-wired-story <p>Summer is the perfect time to dive into a good story. But did you know that stories are vital to the way the human brain learns? This week on “Take Care,” we talk to <a href="http://www.wiredforstory.com/about/">Lisa Cron</a>, author of <a href="http://www.wiredforstory.com/wired-for-story/">“Wired for Story: The Writer’s Guide to Using Brain Science to Hook Readers from the Very First Sentence,”</a> about the science behind storytelling.</p><p><strong>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with Lisa Cron.</strong></p><p> Sun, 21 Jul 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Take Care Staff 41331 at http://wrvo.org Neuroscience shows the brain is "wired for story" Ammonium nitrate storage closely regulated in New York http://wrvo.org/post/ammonium-nitrate-storage-closely-regulated-new-york <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The chemical responsible for the death of 14 people and injury of over 200 in West, Texas, is in wide use. Leaving many upstate New Yorkers wondering how ammonium nitrate is regulated in New York state.</span> Wed, 01 May 2013 11:10:00 +0000 Ashley Hirtzel 37051 at http://wrvo.org New window coating allows sunlight but filters heat http://wrvo.org/post/new-window-coating-allows-sunlight-filters-heat <p>It’s a creation expected to reduce the cost of heating and cooling for homes and businesses. It took five years for University at Buffalo Professor Sarbajit Banerjee and his students to invent a window film that repels heat from the sun. Tue, 26 Mar 2013 20:41:17 +0000 Ashley Hirtzel 35327 at http://wrvo.org New window coating allows sunlight but filters heat Researchers conduct first major earthquake simulation in New York state http://wrvo.org/post/researchers-conduct-first-major-earthquake-simulation-new-york-state <p>Researchers from the University at Buffalo conducted the state's first large-scale earthquake simulation on Tuesday to determine how prone unreinforced masonry walls are to quake damage. Fri, 22 Feb 2013 14:52:35 +0000 Ashley Hirtzel 33733 at http://wrvo.org Researchers conduct first major earthquake simulation in New York state Forget the groundhog, scientists predict an earlier start to spring http://wrvo.org/post/forget-groundhog-scientists-predict-earlier-start-spring <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>The groundhog predicted an early spring this year -- and he isn't the only one.&nbsp; Scientists now say that thanks to climate climate change, spring may arrive up to 17 days earlier in U.S. forests during the next century and that, could have an unexpected silver lining. Mon, 04 Feb 2013 12:33:00 +0000 Marie Cusick 32802 at http://wrvo.org Forget the groundhog, scientists predict an earlier start to spring Optics & photonics Industry growing in upstate NY http://wrvo.org/post/optics-photonics-industry-growing-upstate-ny <p>The industry around the scientific fields of optics and photonics has a strong presence in upstate New York. Monroe County alone is home to around 50 companies working in the field that is behind things like lasers, smart phones, and the Internet. Sat, 08 Dec 2012 10:57:00 +0000 Kate O'Connell 30215 at http://wrvo.org New charter school proposed for Utica http://wrvo.org/post/new-charter-school-proposed-utica <p>A charter school in Syracuse is hoping to expand to another part of central New York. The school believes it can provide another option for children and parents.</p><p> Fri, 10 Aug 2012 20:41:11 +0000 Kayla Binette 24132 at http://wrvo.org Reverend Michael Dowd on the Campbell Conversations http://wrvo.org/post/reverend-michael-dowd-campbell-conversations <p>Evolution has been at the front lines of some of our most heated political and cultural conflicts. Speaking with Grant Reeher, Reverend Michael Dowd, the author of &quot;Thank God for Evolution,&quot; has staked his claim on the proposition that evolution and science need to be married to our religion- and he&#39;s an evangelist about that idea.</p><p> Mon, 06 Aug 2012 18:50:22 +0000 Grant Reeher 23782 at http://wrvo.org Scientists uncover hidden history of polar bears http://wrvo.org/post/scientists-uncover-hidden-history-polar-bears <p>It all started with a fossil.</p><p>&ldquo;We have this polar bear jawbone from the <a href="http://blogs.transparent.com/norwegian/files/2011/01/svalbard.jpg" target="_blank">Svalbard archipelago</a> in the North Atlantic,&rdquo; says Charlotte Lindqvist, a professor at SUNY Buffalo and lead author of a landmark new study into the history of polar bears. Thu, 26 Jul 2012 20:45:16 +0000 Daniel Robison 23219 at http://wrvo.org Scientists uncover hidden history of polar bears State awards $2.4 million for stem cell research center http://wrvo.org/post/state-awards-24-million-stem-cell-research-center <p>Officials from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) cut the ribbon today on a brand new Stem Cell Research Center.</p><p>It&#39;s paid for through a $2.45 million grant from the <a href="http://stemcell.ny.gov/" target="_blank">New York State Stem Cell Science Program</a> (NYSTEM) - a state agency dedicated to funding this kind of research.</p><p> Fri, 22 Jun 2012 21:11:00 +0000 Marie Cusick 21417 at http://wrvo.org State awards $2.4 million for stem cell research center NY makes moves to improve STEM education http://wrvo.org/post/ny-makes-moves-improve-stem-education <p>President Barack Obama has proclaimed that STEM education is a national priority.&nbsp; STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.</p><p>New York state is looking at ways to improve the STEM education the state&#39;s children receive. This kind of education has &nbsp;become more important in recent years, because that&#39;s where the jobs are. However, recent statistics show U.S. achievement in these skills lags behind much of Europe and Asia.</p><p> Tue, 05 Jun 2012 19:59:31 +0000 Ellen Abbott 20444 at http://wrvo.org