Tech

11:24am

Mon November 10, 2014
Tech

75 years ago, the pallet truck was invented in New York

Credit Matt Richmond/WSKG

On November 7, 1939, George G. Raymond received patents number 2 million 1hundred seventy eight thousand six hundred forty seven and forty eight. The patents were titled: ‘lift truck’ and ‘pallet’.

Or, in engineering speak:

“Two-faced pallets are used in connection with power-forked-tiering trucks. These power-forked-tiering trucks, we call them fork lifts today, not only transport the load but tier one load on top of the other. The bottom face of the pallet serves as a base for resting upon the load beneath.”

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4:36pm

Wed November 5, 2014
Tech

Non-profits and incubators set to move into unused Kodak space

Credit WXXI/File Photo

 

Rochester city and business officials want to emphasize the efforts at innovation that are going on downtown, by designating what they are calling a "downtown innovation zone." 

That's something that Heidi Zimmer-Meyer of the Rochester Downtown Development Corporation says could help bring more attention to changes that are going on in the local economy.

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6:28pm

Tue October 28, 2014
Tech

Implantable biosensor developed at upstate medical center

Credit Raland Therapeutics

 

Full interview with Spencer Rosero, UR Associate Professor of Medicine and creator the Living Biosensor System

    

A new device created at the University of Rochester could provide physicians with real time information about the health of their patients.

The implantable biosensor can be customized for each patient and the part of the body it is monitoring.

Spencer Rosero, Associate Professor of Medicine, created the device—about the size of a watch battery.

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8:29am

Sat October 25, 2014
Tech

Connections: Innovation Friday - Health Benefits in ROC and How Bad Data Can Disadvantage the Poor

Originally published on Fri October 24, 2014 3:26 pm

The Rochester Business Alliance's 2014 Health Benefits Survey is out and it shows that more employers are offering high deductible health plans. What does this mean? We'll discuss this with Eric Bond, CEO of Bond Financial Network and an RBA member.

Then we talk with Daniel Castro, the director of Center for Data Innovation about how poor quality data can disadvantage poor and underrepresented communities.

4:15pm

Tue October 21, 2014
Tech

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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