Wed April 2, 2014

Upstate N.Y. drone test site gets another $1 million in funding

Ryan Delaney WRVO

There's another $1 million in the recently passed state budget for upstate New York's new drone testing program, which means the site now has enough funding to get through at least its first year of operations.

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Thu October 31, 2013
Regional Coverage

Tool made in Syracuse being used by Nobel Peace Prize winner

Chris Russell, a technician at INFICON in East Syracuse, assembles a HAPSITE gas detector.
Ryan Delaney WRVO

With a few snaps and screws, the HAPSITE is ready to be shipped from the floor of INFICON's facility in East Syracuse and deployed as a gas and chemical warfare detector around the world.

It's just one of the products that comes out of the research and production facility in central New York, but this one has a new and very well respected client.

HAPSITE is short for Hazardous Air Pollutants on Site. The hard plastic machine, which is slightly larger than a suitcase, is a portable gas chromatograph mass spectrometer.

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Sun October 27, 2013

Using tech to make Kenya's problems harder to ignore

Residents of the Nairobi slum Baba Dogo pick through a dump site in hopes of finding a few valuable scraps.
Ryan Delaney WRVO

WRVO's Ryan Delaney recently traveled to Kenya funded through a fellowship from the International Center for Journalists. You can find more of his reporting here.

Trash and sewage is a common site along rutted dirt paths in Baba Dogo, one of the informal settlements, or slums, in the capital Nairobi. It all culminates in the middle of an open field.

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Fri March 9, 2012
Regional Coverage

Syracuse's BrandYourself relaunches with free online reputation service CEO Patrick Ambron works from his office at the Syracuse Tech Garden.
Ryan Delaney WRVO

Humans begin trying to protect their “street cred” as soon as they realize it exists - somewhere right around when they decide it’s no longer cool for mom to pick them up after school.

But gossip doesn’t contain itself to middle school hallways. In the digital era, it follows us onto the web, where the stakes can be much higher.

“It’s evolved to the point where we live online,” says online reputation management firm co-founder and CEO Patrick Ambron.

“The problem isn’t new, just the medium is new.”

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