Ryan Delaney, WRVO http://innovationtrail.org en Medical marijuana legal in N.Y., but will insurance pay for it? http://innovationtrail.org/post/medical-marijuana-legal-ny-will-insurance-pay-it <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Marijuana has been approved in New York for medicinal uses for people with certain ailments, but that doesn’t mean using it will be simple.</span></p><p>It’s a bit of a going-nowhere-fast loop when it comes to health insurance providers offering coverage for medicinal marijuana.</p> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:05:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney, WRVO 3568 at http://innovationtrail.org Medical marijuana legal in N.Y., but will insurance pay for it? Another round of public comments on I-81 concluding http://innovationtrail.org/post/another-round-public-comments-i-81-concluding <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Another study, another round of public comments. It may seem like the decision-making process on the future of the elevated Interstate 81 through downtown Syracuse will never end.</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><p>An end is in sight, even if it’s still far off. Transportation officials say they hope to make a decision on whether to rebuild the viaduct, divert it around the city or tunnel it underground, in 18 months to two years.</p> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 17:07:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney, WRVO 3569 at http://innovationtrail.org Another round of public comments on I-81 concluding How the weather service decides if a tornado touched down http://innovationtrail.org/post/how-weather-service-decides-if-tornado-touched-down <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">At least </span><a href="http://wrvo.org/post/least-three-separate-tornados-hit-upstate-new-york-tuesday" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">four tornadoes ripped through central and northern New York</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Tuesday evening. It's the National Weather Service that makes that determination if a funnel cloud touched down. It's a careful and calculated process.</span></p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 14:51:53 +0000 Ryan Delaney, WRVO 3513 at http://innovationtrail.org How the weather service decides if a tornado touched down Red to green: Syracuse working to upgrade traffic signal system http://innovationtrail.org/post/red-green-syracuse-working-upgrade-traffic-signal-system <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s what every commuter hates when trying to get to work in the morning: red lights. They slow drive times down and waste gas, but&nbsp;the city of Syracuse is working to upgrade its traffic light system, so drivers see more green.</span></p><p>"By coordinating the traffic lights, what happens is, we can tell the traffic light not only how long to be green in a certain direction, but when to go green," explains Harry Carlson of the city's public works department.</p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 16:07:26 +0000 Ryan Delaney, WRVO 3512 at http://innovationtrail.org Red to green: Syracuse working to upgrade traffic signal system "Common problem" caused Air National Guard's drone to crash http://innovationtrail.org/post/common-problem-caused-air-national-guards-drone-crash <p>An unmanned aircraft expert says a "not uncommon problem" caused an Air National Guard drone to smash into Lake Ontario last November.</p><p>The <a href="http://innovationtrail.org/post/air-guards-drone-crash-caused-multiple-malfunctions" target="_blank">Air Force says multiple communication and navigation failures</a> lead to the crash of an MQ-9 Reaper drone, piloted by the Syracuse-based 174th Attack Wing of the Air National Guard.</p><p>No one was hurt when the multi-ton aircraft plummeted into the lake 12 miles offshore, late last year.</p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 20:09:42 +0000 Ryan Delaney, WRVO 3511 at http://innovationtrail.org "Common problem" caused Air National Guard's drone to crash