public safety http://wrvo.org en Motorcyclists urged to take state safety course http://wrvo.org/post/motorcyclists-urged-take-state-safety-course <p></p><p>Thousands of motorcyclists are preparing to hit the road as summer nears, and New York state is urging caution. &nbsp;</p><p>To encourage caution and safety, the state is urging motorcyclists to take its Motorcycle Safety Program. During the course, motorcyclists weave in and out of traffic cones behind Shoppingtown Mall in DeWitt, the site of one of the state’s programs.</p><p>Program manager Ben Zadrozny said the idea is to get inside the head of riders and teach life saving techniques.</p> Thu, 15 May 2014 10:48:06 +0000 Ellen Abbott 55695 at http://wrvo.org Motorcyclists urged to take state safety course 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 New security cameras installed at NY State Fairgrounds http://wrvo.org/post/new-security-cameras-installed-ny-state-fairgrounds <p></p> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 11:53:21 +0000 Ellen Abbott 43190 at http://wrvo.org New security cameras installed at NY State Fairgrounds Cloud technology deployed to make railway crossings safer http://wrvo.org/post/cloud-technology-deployed-make-railway-crossings-safer <p>In 2010, dance instructor Katie Lunn was on her way home from the American Dance Awards when her SUV was struck at a crossing by a Chicago-bound Amtrak train, killing her.</p><p>“None of the warning signs had activated. No lights flashed, no bells rang and the gates stayed up. Katie had no idea that the crossing was inactive, and neither did the railroad.”</p><p>Tim Myers, a co-founder of RocInnovations, says Katie isn't an outlier.</p><p>Despite an overall decline in the past 20 years, in 2012 there were almost 2,000 incidents at railroad crossings in the U.S., and 300 were fatal.</p> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 13:16:38 +0000 Kate O'Connell 39512 at http://wrvo.org Cloud technology deployed to make railway crossings safer Pulaski to decide on whether to dissolve police department http://wrvo.org/post/pulaski-decide-whether-dissolve-police-department <p>Residents in Pulaski will vote in March to keep or abolish the Pulaski Police Department, but some are worried resources will be stretched too thin. Wed, 26 Dec 2012 21:10:19 +0000 Tom Magnarelli 31051 at http://wrvo.org New York state cracks down on sex offenders http://wrvo.org/post/new-york-state-cracks-down-sex-offenders <p>Aides to Governor Andrew Cuomo have announced new crackdowns on sex offenders that will require some convicts on parole to renew their photos every 90 days if their appearance has changed.</p><p> Fri, 03 Aug 2012 20:16:12 +0000 Karen DeWitt 23623 at http://wrvo.org