Tue October 21, 2014

Farming app for upstate distributor

Sen. Charles Schumer at Field Goods Farm.
Jenna Flanagan Innovation Trail

Want to know what crops local farmers are producing? There’s an app for that or at least there will be one soon. 

Sen. Chuck Schumer announced federal funding for Greene County food distributor, Field Goods to integrate technology into their business model.

Donna Williams’ company Field Goods connects many of the Capital Regions and Hudson Valley farms with a larger diverse consumer base, but it can be tricky.

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Mon October 20, 2014

Start-up space mission comes to New York: New York NOW

Story Starts at 10:35

The aerospace industry is commonly associated with Florida or Texas, but New York’s own technology sector has been playing a major role in our ability to see and understand the cosmos.

As federal spending on projects for NASA flat lined, former NASA employee John Moorse started BoldlyGo, a private company that hopes to help breathe new life into missions in space.

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Wed October 15, 2014

TEDxBuffalo focuses on empowering change

Originally published on Wed October 15, 2014 3:13 pm

TEDxBuffalo presenters Aaron Krolikowski and Darren Cotton

Empowering community citizens to make change was the focus of the 2014 TEDxBuffalo conference at Canisius College Tuesday. The theme of the event was ‘In Motion.’ It allowed speakers to discuss grassroots action taking place across the city.

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Tue October 7, 2014

Just to the north, the drone industry takes off

Ars Electronica via Flickr

There have been 1,020 small unmanned aerial vehicle flights - what most people call drones - in Canada this year, according to the Canadian transportation officials.

That's up from 945 in 2013 and 347 in 2012, Transport Canada reported.

"In Canada, as globally, UAV is exploding," said Joe Barnsley, an aviation attorney in Winnipeg, Canada. "It’s a huge growth area."

Meanwhile, The U.S. drone industry is simmering more than exploding. 

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Mon October 6, 2014

Computer coding for kids: This week from New York NOW

Story begins at 19:25

STEM education is becoming an increasingly important part of children’s lives. In some countries concepts like programming and coding are being taught alongside traditional subjects like reading, writing and mathematics. Here in America, a startup company called Wonder Workshop is hoping to jump start American children’s interest in the complex concept of coding, with their toy robots, DOT and DASH.

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