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8:15am

Wed January 14, 2015
Tech

New course at community colleges: how to fly a drone

Originally published on Wed January 14, 2015 8:17 am

A small ummanned aircraft used in a course to be taught at Mohawk Valley Community College.
Ryan Delaney WRVO

Community colleges in upstate New York are beginning to offer introductory courses to unmanned aircraft, often called drones.

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2:02pm

Tue January 13, 2015
Tech

New technology to manage potential head injuries

Credit Credit linxias.com

 

It's estimated that as many as 3.8-million Americans experience concussive events as a result of athletic or recreational activities each year.

Now, new technology from a Rochester company can alert people ahead of time and possibly prevent head injuries.

It's called the Linx Impact Assessment System, developed by BlackBox Biometrics, a company that evolved from an incubator at RIT

Company founder David Borkholder says the wearable technology, helps evaluate potentially concussive forces on the playing field.

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7:23am

Wed January 7, 2015
Tech

New York Mesonet Will Enable Public, Business to Customize Weather Data

Originally published on Fri January 9, 2015 1:55 pm

Oklahoma's Cattle Comfort Index

There's a science behind using observations collected on earth to make forecasts. Brockport Professor Scott Rochette teaches it.

"The forecast process that I talk about with my students is a four-step process and the first process is observations. If you don't have observations and measurements, you don't have anything."

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7:13pm

Mon January 5, 2015
Tech

New York State Weather Network Aims To Be Most Advanced in the Country

Originally published on Fri January 9, 2015 1:53 pm

A typical mesonet weather station in West Texas.

After snow buried Buffalo in November, Governor Cuomo said the development of a state-wide weather detection system will lead to better forecasting.

The statewide network of weather monitoring stations is called the mesonet.

Typically, each station’s a thirty-three-foot high tower in the middle of a clearing, equipped with all kinds of weather instruments like temperature gauges and wind vanes. 

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3:33pm

Fri December 19, 2014
Tech

On brink of extinction, Oneida hope app will boost interest in their language

Originally published on Mon December 15, 2014 9:09 am

Holly Gibson teaches one of two Oneida language adult classes, but attendance is sparse.
Ryan Delaney WRVO

A student holds a stack of laminated cards, each with a picture of a household item. She works her way through the cards, identifying each picture in Oneida.

The Oneida language is being taught the old fashioned way in a community room on nation territory. Flashcards for repetition and nearly every item in the room is labeled with its name in Oneida.

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