technology http://wrvo.org en Syracuse's Tech Garden receives needed upgrade http://wrvo.org/post/syracuses-tech-garden-receives-needed-upgrade <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Technological times have changed since the Tech Garden set up shop on Warren Street in Syracuse almost ten years ago.</span></p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:24:49 +0000 Ellen Abbott 59058 at http://wrvo.org Syracuse's Tech Garden receives needed upgrade Paying for street parking in Syracuse? There's an app for that. http://wrvo.org/post/paying-street-parking-syracuse-theres-app <p></p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 20:08:54 +0000 Ellen Abbott 56949 at http://wrvo.org Paying for street parking in Syracuse? There's an app for that. Low radiation imaging comes to upstate New York http://wrvo.org/post/low-radiation-imaging-comes-upstate-new-york <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>Young patients with spinal problems in upstate New York now have local access to imaging technology that substantially decreases their exposure to radiation. Tue, 04 Mar 2014 12:04:52 +0000 Kate O'Connell 51330 at http://wrvo.org Low radiation imaging comes to upstate New York Drone test site secures half its startup funding with state grant http://wrvo.org/post/drone-test-site-secures-half-its-startup-funding-state-grant <p></p><p>Upstate New York’s new drone testing site is closer to pulling enough money together to begin operating. It’s been awarded a state grant to cover some of its startup costs.</p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 13:24:03 +0000 Ryan Delaney 52122 at http://wrvo.org Drone test site secures half its startup funding with state grant N.Y. drone testing coalition still needs $1.2 million in funding http://wrvo.org/post/ny-drone-testing-coalition-still-needs-12-million-funding <p></p><p>There was no federal funding attached to the <a href="http://innovationtrail.org/post/new-york-wins-federal-drone-testing-site-designation" target="_blank">Federal Aviation Administration’s designation of upstate New York as a drone research site</a>, but the coalition that will run the testing needs money to begin operations itself.</p><p>The coalition that won the bid just before the New Year, known as NUAIR, will be based at the former Griffiss Air Force Base in Rome. The research lab there is upgrading a former hanger to house drones and equipment.</p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 10:59:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 50870 at http://wrvo.org N.Y. drone testing coalition still needs $1.2 million in funding New York wins federal drone testing site designation http://wrvo.org/post/new-york-wins-federal-drone-testing-site-designation <p></p><p></p><p>Upstate New York has won a coveted test site designation for unmanned aerial systems - or drones - from the Federal Aviation Administration as part of that agency's work toward developing regulations for drones' integration into U.S. skies.</p><p>But for many here in upstate New York, the designation is more about the jobs and dollars that surround the booming drone industry, estimated to be worth $100 billion globally over the next decade. Industry trade groups predict the business will generated 70,000 jobs nationwide.</p> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 21:00:40 +0000 Ryan Delaney 49244 at http://wrvo.org New York wins federal drone testing site designation New prostate cancer diagnostic tool comes to region http://wrvo.org/post/new-prostate-cancer-diagnostic-tool-comes-region <p></p> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 14:07:17 +0000 Ellen Abbott 49110 at http://wrvo.org New prostate cancer diagnostic tool comes to region Human-on-a-chip http://wrvo.org/post/human-chip <p></p><p>In a handful of labs around the U.S., researchers are creating human tissue from stem cells and manipulating them to replicate the functions of human organs, all on platforms about the size of a thumb drive. This research platform is known as a "human-on-a-chip," and it has the potential to change the nature of medical treatment.</p><p>Dr. Harry Salem has been involved in his fair share of exciting scientific breakthroughs, including the creation of the breathalyzer, the infant incubator, and Nyquil.</p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 12:57:34 +0000 Kate O'Connell 48507 at http://wrvo.org Human-on-a-chip Kenya hopes technology will help its economy break through http://wrvo.org/post/kenya-hopes-technology-will-help-its-economy-break-through <p><em>WRVO's Ryan Delaney recently returned from a reporting trip to Kenya funded through a fellowship from the International Center for Journalists. You can find more of his reporting <a href="http://wrvo.org/topic/innovation-africa" target="_blank">here</a>.</em></p><p>Kenya is eyeing technology as a way to propel it into the developing world, but the digital divide remains daunting.</p> Sun, 17 Nov 2013 12:39:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 46872 at http://wrvo.org Kenya hopes technology will help its economy break through In Kenya, waiting for Konza Techno City http://wrvo.org/post/kenya-waiting-konza-techno-city <p></p><p><em><em>WRVO's Ryan Delaney recently returned from a reporting trip to Kenya funded through a fellowship from the International Center for Journalists. You can find more of his reporting <a href="http://wrvo.org/topic/innovation-africa" target="_blank">here</a>.</em></em></p><p>Along the main road between Nairobi, the capital, and Mombasa, on the coast, sits the future home of Kenya's "Silicon Savannah," but right now it’s just a regular savannah. Dry grasslands stretch on for miles, except for a fenced-in plot where a few shacks house guards ready to greet visitors.</p> Sun, 10 Nov 2013 12:49:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 46873 at http://wrvo.org In Kenya, waiting for Konza Techno City LEED program trying to change the course of building design http://wrvo.org/post/leed-program-trying-change-course-building-design <p>More and more buildings are making the push to become LEED certified, a voluntary system that rates the environmental sustainability of projects. But what is LEED and how is it used to determine how green a building is?<br /> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 20:01:00 +0000 Gino Geruntino 45336 at http://wrvo.org LEED program trying to change the course of building design SUNY ESF to house sophisticated new research equipment http://wrvo.org/post/suny-esf-house-sophisticated-new-research-equipment <p></p><p></p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 10:56:01 +0000 Ellen Abbott 44776 at http://wrvo.org SUNY ESF to house sophisticated new research equipment Software patents spark conversation about viability and protection http://wrvo.org/post/software-patents-spark-conversation-about-viability-and-protection <p>It’s taken 13 years, but an upstate New York company, Logical Images, has finally received a patent for the software that runs its visual diagnostic system. The tool is used by physicians to lower the rate of diagnostic errors. Though the company says the patent was vital to their commercial viability and the protection of their product, not everyone thinks software should be patentable. &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;<br> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 12:00:11 +0000 Kate O'Connell 44618 at http://wrvo.org Syracuse's Golisano Hospital using laser technology to treat brain tumors http://wrvo.org/post/syracuses-golisano-hospital-using-laser-technology-treat-brain-tumors <p></p> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 11:16:18 +0000 Ellen Abbott 44555 at http://wrvo.org Syracuse's Golisano Hospital using laser technology to treat brain tumors New York in the World: the home of Kodak tries to reinvent itself http://wrvo.org/post/new-york-world-home-kodak-tries-reinvent-itself <p></p><p>As more and more young people flock to the world’s largest cities, smaller cities have had to struggle to keep up. Perhaps nowhere has this played out more dramatically than New York, a state housing one of the world’s most tempting urban centers.&nbsp; But there are young people who do move to New York City, only to discover - sometimes to their own surprise - that success can be found back home.</p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 10:34:00 +0000 Sidsel Overgaard & Garrick Utley 42905 at http://wrvo.org New York in the World: the home of Kodak tries to reinvent itself 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 Organic LEDs, the next generation of office lighting? http://wrvo.org/post/organic-leds-next-generation-office-lighting <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>According to estimates from the state’s Research Development Authority (NYSERDA), about 40 percent of electricity in the U.S. is consumed by office buildings. One upstate company, <a href="http://www.oledworks.com/" target="_blank">OLEDWorks</a>, is developing technology that could help to lower this consumption.</p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 19:38:10 +0000 Kate O'Connell 41640 at http://wrvo.org Organic LEDs, the next generation of office lighting? Super computing could help manage enormous amounts of medical information http://wrvo.org/post/super-computing-could-help-manage-enormous-amounts-medical-information <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>Watson, the IBM supercomputer, is best known for its historic win on the television game show, Jeopardy. But, the same components that made the system a quiz show winner could be redirected toward lowering the cost of health care in upstate New York.</p> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 19:02:05 +0000 Kate O'Connell 40735 at http://wrvo.org Super computing could help manage enormous amounts of medical information Mobile app prototype targets readmission rates, aims to lower ER and insurance costs http://wrvo.org/post/mobile-app-prototype-targets-readmission-rates-aims-lower-er-and-insurance-costs <p>A new mobile app is expected to help improve the quality of patient care across the nation. &nbsp;A team of University at Buffalo students have created it to help reduce hospital readmission rates.</p><p>Currently in the prototype stage, the <a href="https://www.gequest.com/c/hospital/visualization/352" target="_blank">“Discharge Roadmap”</a> app will help patients once they leave the hospital but allowing them and their caregivers to fully participate in the discharge planning process.</p> Tue, 28 May 2013 20:08:05 +0000 Ashley Hirtzel 38577 at http://wrvo.org Typing, texting and carpal tunnel http://wrvo.org/post/typing-texting-and-carpal-tunnel <p>When it comes to preventing carpal tunnel syndrome, the key may be found in one simple saying, according to <a href="http://www.soshand.com/fatti.html">Dr. John Fatti</a>: “Let your brain listen to your hand.”</p><p>This week on “Take Care,” Dr. Fatti explains <a href="http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/carpal_tunnel/detail_carpal_tunnel.htm">how carpal tunnel syndrome happens</a> and how to avoid it. Dr. Fatti is founder of the Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists Hand and Wrist Center. His work in the field of upper extremity care has been featured in several of the nation’s top medical journals. Sun, 19 May 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Take Care Staff 38010 at http://wrvo.org Typing, texting and carpal tunnel New water treatment technology holds many possibilities http://wrvo.org/post/new-water-treatment-technology-holds-many-possibilities <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>A new water treatment technology has applications ranging from purification in African and Indian coastal slums, to decontamination of water produced in gas and oil wells. Mon, 22 Apr 2013 21:21:05 +0000 Kate O'Connell 36600 at http://wrvo.org New water treatment technology holds many possibilities Wearable sensors could unlock secrets to epilepsy, stress and autism http://wrvo.org/post/wearable-sensors-could-unlock-secrets-epilepsy-stress-and-autism <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>It’s exactly what it sounds like. "Wearable technology" involves sensors that are worn in something like a bracelet that gather information and sends the data to a computer via Bluetooth. This technology is now being developed for use across a range of health-related applications. New research suggests that it could be used to help prevent seizures in people living with epilepsy. Sat, 06 Apr 2013 10:41:00 +0000 Kate O'Connell 35822 at http://wrvo.org Wearable sensors could unlock secrets to epilepsy, stress and autism Home monitoring device aims to prevent property damage http://wrvo.org/post/home-monitoring-device-aims-prevent-property-damage <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>An upstate New York company has created a small plug-in device that could help home-owners avoid costly problems. The MarCELL monitoring device works on a cellular connection and can alert homeowners to problems like a power failure or a broken pipe. Mon, 01 Apr 2013 16:09:07 +0000 Kate O'Connell 35577 at http://wrvo.org Home monitoring device aims to prevent property damage "Virtual march" on Washington lobbies for immigration reform http://wrvo.org/post/virtual-march-washington-lobbies-immigration-reform <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 technology industry is using social media to create a "virtual march" on Washington. The <a href="http://www.marchforinnovation.com/" target="_blank">March for Innovation</a>, launched by the Partnership for a new Economy, is lobbying for immigration reform, including putting pressure on Congress to provide more visas for high-skilled workers and entrepreneurs. Wed, 27 Mar 2013 19:53:33 +0000 Kate O'Connell 35389 at http://wrvo.org "Virtual march" on Washington lobbies for immigration reform RIT students invent new luggage tracking device http://wrvo.org/post/rit-students-invent-new-luggage-tracking-device <p>A team of Rochester Institute of Technology students has created a system that allows travelers to get real-time updates on the location of their luggage by way of an embedded device in their suitcase.<br> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 13:59:19 +0000 Kate O'Connell 34619 at http://wrvo.org RIT students invent new luggage tracking device A timely technology voucher for low-income state schools http://wrvo.org/post/timely-technology-voucher-low-income-state-schools <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>A large number of schools across the state <a href="http://www.oms.nysed.gov/press/NYSSchoolstoReceive87MillionforTechnology.html">will receive $87 million to be used for technology.</a> The state Education Department announced that low-income public and charter schools will be receiving a voucher that can be used to purchase computer software, hardware and equipment needed for computer networks and technology infrastructure. Sun, 24 Feb 2013 09:02:00 +0000 Ashley Hirtzel 33765 at http://wrvo.org Innovation in the gun industry http://wrvo.org/post/innovation-gun-industry <p>For gun manufacturers, there is one thing that seems very apparent - the demand for traditional weapons is high. For many customers, there is a personal connection to guns that have been in the family for years. For others, it is the allure of brands and models that have stood the test of time. Thu, 07 Feb 2013 10:14:00 +0000 Kate O'Connell 32975 at http://wrvo.org Innovation in the gun industry We now go live on scene to... our drone? http://wrvo.org/post/we-now-go-live-scene-our-drone <p>Dan Pacheco is able to steer a small drone above a group of students with just a WiFi connection and his iPad. What the drone sees is projected onto a big screen in front of them. Thu, 24 Jan 2013 21:03:11 +0000 Ryan Delaney 32338 at http://wrvo.org We now go live on scene to... our drone? Reasearchers working on dyalisis machine small enough to hold in your hand http://wrvo.org/post/reasearchers-working-dyalisis-machine-small-enough-hold-your-hand <p>Imagine a dialysis machine small enough that a patient could wear it. A super-thin filtering material may allow researchers at the University of Rochester to revolutionize dialysis for patients with kidney disease. Fri, 28 Dec 2012 21:21:23 +0000 Kate O'Connell 31145 at http://wrvo.org Simple Admit tries to make those pre-op screenings a little easier http://wrvo.org/post/simple-admit-tries-make-those-pre-op-screenings-little-easier <p>You don't have to know the answer to every question. And a little cartoon dog named Sam will pop up to let you know if you messed something up. Thu, 20 Dec 2012 21:05:03 +0000 Ryan Delaney 30846 at http://wrvo.org Simple Admit tries to make those pre-op screenings a little easier