Professor Sarbajit Banerjee holding the "Smart Window" coating sample.
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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.
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.
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.
Sporting multiple generations of its biometric technology, UltraScan CEO John Schneider holds what he claims is his company's holy grail: an ultrasonic chip that produces a more accurate fingerprint.
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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.