Science http://wrvo.org en Cornell synchrotron gets $100 million shot in the arm from NSF http://wrvo.org/post/cornell-synchrotron-gets-100-million-shot-arm-nsf <p></p><p>Cornell University’s state-of-the-art particle accelerator won’t face a loss of funding for the next few years at least. The National Science Foundation will spend $100 million to keep the synchrotron running.</p><p>Cornell’s High Energy Synchrotron Light Source, or CHESS, is one of only two of its kind in the United States. CHESS uses high intensity x-ray and radiation to test hypotheses in physics, biology, and chemistry.</p><p>The lab will now receive $100 million over the next five years.</p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:44:48 +0000 Matt Martin 54692 at http://wrvo.org Cornell synchrotron gets $100 million shot in the arm from NSF Neil deGrasse Tyson discusses "Cosmos," Carl Sagan and today's scientific culture http://wrvo.org/post/neil-degrasse-tyson-discusses-cosmos-carl-sagan-and-todays-scientific-culture <p></p> Sun, 09 Mar 2014 12:34:00 +0000 Gino Geruntino 52353 at http://wrvo.org Neil deGrasse Tyson discusses "Cosmos," Carl Sagan and today's scientific culture Syracuse University Professor to research children with autism http://wrvo.org/post/syracuse-university-professor-research-children-autism <p></p><p>A Syracuse University professor is beginning a study of the sensory issues many children with autism face.&nbsp; More than 70 percent of autistic children have sensory issues, like extreme sensitivity to sound or light.&nbsp;</p><p>Natalie Russo, of Syracuse University’s psychology department, says there isn’t much research on the issue and she’s hoping a study funded with a $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will find out how these issues fit in with a disorder that affects 1 out of every 88 children.</p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 12:10:34 +0000 Ellen Abbott 51586 at http://wrvo.org Meteorology professors, students track weather patterns http://wrvo.org/post/meteorology-professors-students-track-weather-patterns <p></p><p>While most of those living along the eastern shore of Lake Ontario and the Tug Hill Plateau have been cursing this winter and its seemingly constant snowfall, a group of researchers from 11 colleges, including SUNY Oswego, couldn't have been happier with the situation.</p><p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 21:35:45 +0000 Gino Geruntino 51492 at http://wrvo.org Meteorology professors, students track weather patterns Experiment developed by upstate students heads to International Space Station http://wrvo.org/post/experiment-developed-upstate-students-heads-international-space-station <p></p><p>High school students in upstate New York watched as a rocket carrying one of their science experiments was launched Thursday. Its destination is the International Space Station orbiting the earth over 200 miles above us.</p><p>Vicki Aman and Cheyanne Jeffrey are in their senior year at Rochester Early College International High School (RECIHS). The team is hoping their research will contribute to our growing knowledge of life in space.</p> Sat, 11 Jan 2014 13:34:00 +0000 Kate O'Connell 49741 at http://wrvo.org Experiment developed by upstate students heads to International Space Station 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 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 How humans are "wired for story" http://wrvo.org/post/how-humans-are-wired-story <p></p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 09:38:00 +0000 WRVO News 41294 at http://wrvo.org Nationwide research project enlists public to help collect water data http://wrvo.org/post/nationwide-research-project-enlists-public-help-collect-water-data <p>Mobile technology has created some new opportunities for citizen scientists to play an active part in research, especially with tighter budgets. Now a nationwide project is enlisting the public to gather up-to-date information on water levels.</p> Wed, 03 Jul 2013 14:03:57 +0000 Ashley Hirtzel 40494 at http://wrvo.org Nationwide research project enlists public to help collect water data Secret to possible cancer resistance discovered by upstate researchers http://wrvo.org/post/secret-possible-cancer-resistance-discovered-upstate-researchers <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>Researchers in upstate New York have identified the chemical that leads to cancer resistance in laboratory animals:&nbsp;<a href="http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/naked-mole-rat/" target="_blank">naked mole rats.</a></p><p>The discovery could eventually lead to new cancer treatments and even the ability for cancer resistance in humans according to the authors.</p> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 20:35:01 +0000 Kate O'Connell 39840 at http://wrvo.org Secret to possible cancer resistance discovered by upstate researchers Research torpedo away: vehicle collecting data on Lake Ontario http://wrvo.org/post/research-torpedo-away-vehicle-collecting-data-lake-ontario <p>A<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> small cylinder armed with research equipment is bobbing through Lake Ontario this week. It’s collecting data from a seasonal temperature barrier known as a thermal bar.</span> Thu, 16 May 2013 20:08:05 +0000 Ryan Delaney 37964 at http://wrvo.org Research torpedo away: vehicle collecting data on Lake Ontario 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 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 SU among those chosen to be NASA competition sites http://wrvo.org/post/su-among-those-chosen-be-nasa-competition-sites <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>Syracuse University is one of two upstate universities have been chosen as host sites for the international NASA <a href="http://spaceappschallenge.org/" target="_blank">space apps challenge</a>. The challenge, taking place this month, brings together collaborators in 41 different countries to solve some of the toughest challenges facing space exploration and society. Thu, 04 Apr 2013 13:34:04 +0000 Kate O'Connell 35745 at http://wrvo.org SU among those chosen to be NASA competition sites 2012 heat causes temperature records to fall http://wrvo.org/post/2012-heat-causes-temperature-records-fall <p>As far as weather measurements go, Syracuse crushed its old record for the warmest year ever recorded. Central New Yorkers dealt with the warmest temperatures in more than 80 years during 2012. Fri, 04 Jan 2013 12:23:27 +0000 Ryan Delaney 31422 at http://wrvo.org 2012 heat causes temperature records to fall New report finds future sea level rise will be significant http://wrvo.org/post/new-report-finds-future-sea-level-rise-will-be-significant <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 <a href="http://www.cpo.noaa.gov/reports/sealevel/NOAA_SLR_r3.pdf" target="_blank">report published Thursday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)</a> finds that sea level increases over the next century will have significant impacts on coastal communities. Mon, 24 Dec 2012 21:10:20 +0000 Marie Cusick 30225 at http://wrvo.org New report finds future sea level rise will be significant New stem cell facility to be available to scientists statewide http://wrvo.org/post/new-stem-cell-facility-be-available-scientists-statewide <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 facility in upstate New York is being touted as the ‘bridge’ from research to <a href="http://stemcells.nih.gov/info/basics/basics1.asp" target="_blank">stem cell</a> therapies that could potentially cure conditions like cancer, Alzheimer’s, and spinal damage. Thu, 13 Dec 2012 20:55:15 +0000 Kate O'Connell 30458 at http://wrvo.org New stem cell facility to be available to scientists statewide Study finds mercury levels dropping in Atlantic Ocean http://wrvo.org/post/study-finds-mercury-levels-dropping-atlantic-ocean <p>Mercury levels among fish caught in the Atlantic Ocean are dropping, but it's not the same case for fish from the Pacific Ocean. Tue, 11 Dec 2012 21:08:06 +0000 Ryan Delaney 30397 at http://wrvo.org Researchers try to individualize light therapy http://wrvo.org/post/researchers-try-individualize-light-therapy <p>As upstate New York heads into some of the darkest days of the calendar year, researchers at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy are trying to shed some light on our individual cycle of sleeping and waking known as the circadian rhythm. Fri, 23 Nov 2012 21:04:04 +0000 Marie Cusick 29571 at http://wrvo.org Why some people ignore weather warnings http://wrvo.org/post/why-some-people-ignore-weather-warnings <p>Just like the weather, human beings can be unpredictable.</p><p>With memories of overblown predictions regarding Hurricane Irene’s impact on the New York City area last year, <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/29/nyregion/in-cape-may-nj-a-defiant-wait-for-hurricane-sandy.html?ref=nyregion" target="_blank">some people</a> aren’t taking Sandy<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/29/nyregion/panicked-evacuations-mix-with-nonchalance-in-hurricane-sandys-path.html?pagewanted=all" target="_blank"> that seriously</a>.&nbsp;But this disconnect between forecast data and human behavior can be dangerous. Mon, 29 Oct 2012 23:02:14 +0000 Marie Cusick 28293 at http://wrvo.org Why some people ignore weather warnings 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 SU scientists say fireflies could be a light source http://wrvo.org/post/su-scientists-say-fireflies-could-be-light-source <p>There&#39;s more to fireflies than a backyard light show.&nbsp; Scientists at Syracuse University are working on a project that ultimately would put the insect&#39;s luminescense to use.</p><p> Sun, 15 Jul 2012 11:01:00 +0000 Ellen Abbott 22510 at http://wrvo.org 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 Dan Grossman on The Campbell Conversations http://wrvo.org/post/dan-grossman-campbell-conversations <p>Dan Grossman is a freelance environmental journalist who has frequently appeared <a href="http://www.theworld.org/tag/dan-grossman/">on public radio</a> and the BBC, and has written for the New York Times, Rolling Stone, and Scientific American. He&rsquo;s won a host of prestigious awards and been funded by many highly respected organizations&mdash;among them the Peabody award, the National Science Foundation, and the Fund for Investigative Journalism.</p> Wed, 12 Oct 2011 11:34:58 +0000 Grant Reeher 7617 at http://wrvo.org