invention http://wrvo.org en Event showcases student innovation and creativity http://wrvo.org/post/event-showcases-student-innovation-and-creativity <p>More than 100 kids showcased their ideas at the 11th annual <a href="http://www.wnykidsinvent.org/index.html">Western New York Invention Convention</a>, held recently at <a href="http://medaille.edu">Medaille College in Buffalo</a>. It was created to promote creative thinking and encourage scientific problem solving. Sat, 11 May 2013 12:36:00 +0000 Ashley Hirtzel 37649 at http://wrvo.org Event showcases student innovation and creativity 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 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 Regionally developed helmet technology attracting manufacturers http://wrvo.org/post/regionally-developed-helmet-technology-attracting-manufacturers <p>An upstate company has developed a system for motorcycle helmets that could have applications for both defensive driving and sports. A system of sensors alerts riders when the helmet has damage that might not be visible, but could compromise safety. Fri, 23 Nov 2012 21:12:18 +0000 Kate O'Connell 29441 at http://wrvo.org New fingerprint reader is 100 times more accurate http://wrvo.org/post/new-fingerprint-reader-100-times-more-accurate <p>One small upstate tech company is poised for its big break. A few months ago, UltraScan announced a new invention for reading fingerprints that’s up to 100 times more accurate than current methods. The company thinks their invention will fundamentally change how we identify ourselves and pay for purchases.</p><p> Fri, 26 Oct 2012 20:24:14 +0000 Daniel Robison 28176 at http://wrvo.org New fingerprint reader is 100 times more accurate