2:00pm

Wed September 5, 2012
Afternoon Trail MIx

$12M partnership announced between UAlbany NanoCollege and Singulus Technologies

Welcome to the Afternoon Trail Mix from the Innovation Trail team.

Innovation goes hand-in-hand with geography according to data from the U.S. Patent Office.

The National Research Council of the National Academies has updated its research on the Optics and Photonics Industry.

New Yorkers feel a bit better than they did four years ago says the Siena College Research Institute.

A $43 million business and accommodation project is planned for downtown Elmira.

The EPA is testing  water from an aquifer in Dimock, Pennsylvania.

Energy

Federal health officials are investigating elevated levels of arsenic, barium and other chemical elements in a water supply that serves homes in Dimock, Pennsylvania reports Tom Wilber

One company claims to have achieved 21% conversion  of sunlight to electrical energy reports the technology review from MIT.

Education

WXXI news reports on the challenges facing one Rochester public school as it welcomed students for the start of the new school year.

Business

The Democrat and Chronicle's Donyelle Davis has come up with this useful infographic charting the progress of major construction projects in and around Rochester.

Optimation Technology opens its 11th office in Corning reports the RBJ.

The Star-Gazette has details on plans to develop some marquee buildings in downtown Elmira.

Consumer confidence is pretty much at the break-even point reports Matthew Daneman at the Democrat and Chronicle.

Technology

The collaboration between UAlbany and Bavaria-based Singulus will focus on MRAM, magnetic storage media reports timesunion.com.

Optics and Photonics will be discussed at an upcoming event at the Rochester Museum & Science Center.

NPR has done some interesting analysis of three key factors for driving innovation, historically and in the future.

Camping out at the Yerba Buena Center in downtown San Francisco is your best bet if you want to get your hands on the iPhone 5 on the 12th of September reports the CSM.