hudson valley http://innovationtrail.org en Ice Breakers on the Hudson http://innovationtrail.org/post/ice-breakers-hudson <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="353" scrolling="no" src="http://hosting.soundslides.com/t94m9/iframe.html" width="450"></iframe></p><p>The Hudson River is no longer the commercial highway it once was but it’s still an important route for the state economy. To keep the river open for business in the freezing winter months the Coast Guard runs its cutter boats up and down the river opening a navigable track through the ice.</p><p>View the audio slideshow above.<br /> Sat, 25 Jan 2014 19:10:20 +0000 Jenna Flanagan 3220 at http://innovationtrail.org Upstate performance venues rally around casino proposal http://innovationtrail.org/post/upstate-performance-venues-rally-around-casino-proposal <p>New York voters Tuesday will determine whether or not to allow the state can approve developer bids to build up to seven new resort-style casinos around the state, under ballot Proposal One.</p><p>While many have argued over the language of the amendment and disputed claims of the potential benefits, one group has focused on concerns over the impact that the casinos would have on regional performance venues.</p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 12:57:42 +0000 Jenna Flanagan 3104 at http://innovationtrail.org Upstate performance venues rally around casino proposal Israeli companies will use UAlbany's nanotech school http://innovationtrail.org/post/israeli-companies-will-use-ualbanys-nanotech-school <p>The state of Israel will spend up to $300 million a year in a new partnership with the University at Albany for Israeli companies to use the school's nanotechnology facilities.</p><p>Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy and Dr. Alain Kaloyeros, CEO of College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, announced the partnership yesterday.</p><p> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 18:22:11 +0000 Ryan Delaney, WRVO 2580 at http://innovationtrail.org Israeli companies will use UAlbany's nanotech school Capital Region cities seek to bridge a pedestrian divide http://innovationtrail.org/post/capital-region-cities-seek-bridge-pedestrian-divide <p></p><p>As New York sorts out how to spend millions of federal dollars for railroad upgrades, officials in Albany and Rensselaer are hoping some of that money can help restore a pedestrian and bike pathway over the Hudson River to reconnect the two cities.</p><div><p>The Livingston Avenue Bridge is over 100 years old. It can still carry trains over the river, but it's nearing the end of its life, and its pedestrian walkway has been closed since the mid 1980's.</p><p> Thu, 25 Oct 2012 20:50:32 +0000 Marie Cusick, WMHT 2144 at http://innovationtrail.org Capital Region cities seek to bridge a pedestrian divide 5 ways big data can build better governments http://innovationtrail.org/post/5-ways-big-data-can-build-better-governments <p>How big a deal is big data?</p><p>It's pretty big.&nbsp;The question is how we should be handling all the massive amounts of information we’re collecting. The ubiquity of computers and the exponential growth in their processing power has made this a hot topic in just about every field of human endeavor, including government.</p><p>Big data touches everything from campaign contributions, to budgets, employment, environmental regulations, and corporate responsibility.</p><p> Tue, 23 Oct 2012 19:03:29 +0000 Marie Cusick, WMHT 2128 at http://innovationtrail.org 5 ways big data can build better governments