University of Buffalo http://wrvo.org en Historic architecture improved with new technology http://wrvo.org/post/historic-architecture-improved-new-technology-0 <p></p><p>A western New York business is creating terra cotta architectural features with the help of the latest technology. The objects are an important element in restoring and maintaining historic buildings, and building new ones.</p><p><a href="http://www.bostonvalley.com/">The work done at Boston Valley Terra Cotta dates </a>back to the late 1800's. The gargoyles, statues, and feature tiles they create can be seen on buildings like Grand Central Station, the Philadelphia Public Library, and the Poptahof in the Netherlands.</p> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 11:14:01 +0000 Ashley Hirtzel 42936 at http://wrvo.org Historic architecture improved with new technology 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 SUNY program aims to boost entrepreneurship in region http://wrvo.org/post/suny-program-aims-boost-entrepreneurship-region <p>The SUNY Research Foundation will give funds to several of its institutions to help foster entrepreneurship, including the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) and Upstate Medical University. Thu, 09 May 2013 20:33:58 +0000 Ashley Hirtzel 37531 at http://wrvo.org SUNY program aims to boost entrepreneurship in region 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 Installations up, but solar can't deliver a renewable future alone http://wrvo.org/post/installations-solar-cant-deliver-renewable-future-alone <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><span id="primaryContentDepotPortlet.contentDescription">In mid-2012, the NY-Sun initiative was launched to make solar power in the state more affordable. But much still needs to be done make solar technology truly competitive. </span> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 13:04:48 +0000 Ashley Hirtzel 35138 at http://wrvo.org Installations up, but solar can't deliver a renewable future alone Some mental health experts worry about gun control proposals http://wrvo.org/post/some-mental-health-experts-worry-about-gun-control-proposals <p>It was no surprise that Gov. Andrew Cuomo's State of the State address focused on the issue of gun control in New York. Following several tragedies in recent months, Cuomo put forward a list of proposed laws to tighten gun control. But one part of the proposal in particular may prove controversial. Fri, 11 Jan 2013 08:11:37 +0000 Kate O'Connell 31711 at http://wrvo.org