Engineering researchers at RIT say they're working on a “wire revolution” that could have implications for the military in the near term and possibly for consumers in a few years.

A team at the Kate Gleason College of Engineering has won a $1 million dollar grant from the Department of Energy to develop more efficient, durable, and cost-effective carbon nanotube technology that could one day replace traditional copper wiring used in electronic components and systems.

Imagine Monroe, which is the new name for the Monroe County economic development organization that used to be called COMIDA, approved tax incentives for four projects on Wednesday that County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo says will create a total of 119 new full-time jobs.

They include:

Alternative music fans are browsing the collection at Lakeshore Record Exchange on Park Avenue for the last time.

The longtime Rochester alternative music store is closing next month after decades in business. Owner Andrew Chinnici says the European and American records and CDs he sells aren't that hard to find anymore because most people buy their music online.

A well-known Rochester real estate company is now going to be known by another name.

Nothnagle Realtors, the area’s largest realtor,  is now going to be called Howard Hanna Real Estate Services.

Pittsburgh-based Howard Hanna acquired Nothnagle and RealtyUSA two years ago.

Officials with the realty companies say that the combining of the three companies under one name means that the Howard Hanna brand will be on more than 100 offices across New York State.

A local medical technology company is expanding and adding jobs.

Governor Andrew Cuomo came to Henrietta Tuesday to tout the growth of high-tech industries in the Rochester area, and specifically praise the work being done by eHealth Technologies.

That healthcare data software company expects to create up to 160 new full time positions and retain another 215 positions.

The company is expanding its facility on Thruway Park Drive, and its CEO, Ken Rosenfeld says this is a great area to get the talent pool they need.

M&T Bank has a new survey out about what small and medium sized businesses think about the U.S. economy and their individual businesses, and the outlook is optimistic

Randy also takes a peek into the new contract for Harris Corporation, and previews Constellation Brads upcoming annual meeting.

You’ll also learn about a new company coming to take part in Rochester’s growing photonics initiative, and there’s a new CEO at Harris Beach.

WNY STEM is looking to bridge the gender gap in the computer science field. It's why for a second straight year, they are holding The Girls Coding Project in collaboration with AT&T, Girl Scouts of WNY, and SUNY Buffalo State.

Young preservationists from all across the rust belt gathered in Rochester to discuss the preservation movement.

The Rust Belt Take Over was hosted by the Landmark Society's Young Urban Preservationists (YUPs). Over 3 days, groups toured Rochester and shared stories of preservation in their cities.

Caitlin Meives is the co-founder of the YUPs in Rochester and said this meet up happens every year.

They landed, one after another, in 2015: plans for nearly a dozen interstate pipelines to move natural gas beneath rivers, mountains and people's yards. Like spokes on a wheel, they'd spread from Appalachia to markets in every direction.

Together these new and expanded pipelines — comprising 2,500 miles of steel in all — would double the amount of gas that could flow out of Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. The cheap fuel will benefit consumers and manufacturers, the developers promise.

The historically high water levels in Lake Ontario this year have threatened homeowners, municipalities and nuclear power plants - almost triggering emergency action at the Nine Mile Point Nuclear Facility in Oswego County.

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