“The COVID-Alert New York does not track your location, your movement or use GPS. It does not collect or store any personal information. It is completely anonymous.”
“The COVID-Alert New York does not track your location, your movement or use GPS. It does not collect or store any personal information. It is completely anonymous.”
The majority of cases are not driven by college students, either. Garnar said just 21 of the 193 active cases are Binghamton University students.
“When you provide a sample for a test, it is a snapshot in time. It’s a false situation to assume it protects you going forward.”
“We really are asking our farmers to be patient as we try to work this out with the federal government.”
The study is scheduled to last two years, but a vaccine might be ready for the public sooner.
One of the grant-funded projects at Binghamton University looks at how to best disinfect and reuse N-95 masks.
“If we’re going to get serious about bridging the urban-rural divide and making sure that schoolchildren are not left behind then we have to work together to do a few things.”
Digital divide remains a major challenge in some parts of Pennsylvania
Zoom has agreed to launch a new internal data security program and will take other steps to combat hacker disruptions, a practice that has become known as Zoombombing.
“As soon as he saw her face on that iPad, you could see relief in him immediately. She said, ‘Sing with me, Bob’, and he started singing and I literally started crying right there.”
Infusing plasma from the recovered into the ill is an old treatment, shown by Dr. Emil von Behring’s 1901 Nobel Prize for infusing plasma into those sick with diphtheria, leading to a cure.
For almost every tactile experience in the pre-COVID-19 world, there is now an online analog.
On-site testing was delayed for weeks at a Brooklyn hospital that has been designated COVID-19 only. Rapid on-site testing can help hospitals prevent the virus from spreading inside their facilities.
39 people in Tompkins County are under quarantine.
The High Energy Laser with Integrated Optical-dazzler and Surveillance (HELIOS) system can defend American naval vessels against drones, small boats and cruise missiles.
According to health insurer Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, about a third of all the telemedicine visits from its patients in upstate New York last year were used for behavioral health services, up from 25% in 2018.
Instead, the New York Attorney General says her office hopes to work with all parties to make sure consumers get the best pricing and service possible.
According to the U.S. Fire Administration, between 2009 and 2017 lithium-ion batteries were the “root cause” of at least 195 fires.
The Count lasts four days from Friday through Monday, February 14-17, 2020. You don’t even have to have a backyard to participate.
“There is no doubt that reducing the mobile market from four to three will be bad for consumers, bad for workers, and bad for innovation.”
“We should definitely be careful and cautious but it has all the makings of a situation that could spiral out of control in terms of public panic.”
“It’s something we designed and built in Rochester, and this one didn’t fly in space, but 48 others exactly like it did.”
The old system was expensive, and its coverage was so spotty that police and other first responders couldn’t rely on it for communication.
The proposal would close all cyber charters in the commonwealth by the 2020-21 school year.
It won’t be long after the start of a new year when astronomy buffs can enjoy the first of a few special events that will take place in the sky.
Nobel Laureate and Binghamton University Professor Dr. Stan Whittingham accepted his prize Tuesday in Stockholm, Sweden. At the same time, BU held a watch party in Vestal.
This year, the agency is trying to keep the campaign relevant by adding some new technology options for giving.
Central New York’s emerging drone industry is taking some major steps forward, as construction of the infrastructure is complete for the unmanned traffic management drone corridor.
“What we have found is these companies are very secretive. They don’t want to shed too much light on their business practices. But to me, sunshine is the best disinfectant.”
Officials are hoping early exposure to science and tech will give rural students a leg up in rapidly modernizing fields, like agriculture.
Attempts to use the gene-editing tool CRISPR to develop a treatment for cancer seem safe and feasible in the earliest findings from the first three patients. “So far, so good,” scientists say.
Plastic doesn’t go away, but it breaks down in the environment. One bottle can degrade into hundreds, even thousands, of tiny pieces of plastic the size of a grain of sand, which can be eaten by birds or fish.
Stan Whittingham is regarded as the man who laid the groundwork for the science.
“This legislative package will require more accurate data from internet service providers and ensure that new broadband service funded through the FCC will deliver internet at speeds required for the modern era.”
Last week, Congressman Antonio Delgado hosted a hearing in Columbia County where the public and some experts had the ear of the Federal Communications Commission, the agency responsible for broadband.
Scientists from New York, Texas and Japan have jointly received the award, according to an announcement of The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm.
The hearing is expected to cover how internet access affects students, small businesses and rural hospitals.
State lawmakers will lead a hearing in Albany Wednesday that focuses on rural access to broadband, an issue the state has tried to improve.
Gov. Wolf’s proposal includes specific measures that could limit cyber charter school growth
The new high energy x-ray beams will also be available to manufacturers.
Attorneys general from eight states and the District of Columbia have launched a probe into Facebook and its market dominance. The Justice Department has also launched an antitrust review of big tech.
For people concerned about “porch pirates” walking off with their packages, the U.S. Postal Service offers a free service to help customers keep track of their mail.
“I think businesses and entities don’t always pay enough attention to the cyber issues and as the threat builds and conflicts grow internationally, it’s a very serious component.”
Google will pay a $170 million to settle the Federal Trade Commission and the New York Attorney General’s allegations that YouTube collected personal information from children.
New research from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh shows thousands of lives could be saved each year if air quality standards were tightened.
U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) recently announced that the project will get $500,000 of federal funding. The new seed bank will be located at Cornell AgriTech in Geneva, New York.
“At this time, when our bees are dying off, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has done a very quiet but very dumb thing. They’ve stopped collecting critical scientific data on honeybees.”
The alleged killer of Bianca Devins posted images of her death on social media that remained visible on platforms like Instagram for more than a week.
A New York metastudy details the adverse effects fracking has on Pennsylvania’s environment, its climate and human health.
FCC estimates more than 47 billion robocalls were made to phones in the U.S. in 2018
The very early stage British research says bladder cancer cells can be injected with the Coxsackie cold virus to kill the cancer cells.
“If you’re going to be obtaining personal information from people, it’s important that you invest that money to protect their information, or you could be facing something similar.”
FaceApp’s surge in popularity has driven New York Sen. Chuck Schumer to call for a federal investigation into the St. Petersburg-developed app over potential “national security and privacy risks” to Americans.
“If Daryl were here, she would tell you, just as I and others have been doing for years now. Don’t mess with cancer. It is insidious and relentless.”
Walmart is expanding a program for food stamp recipients to buy groceries online and pick them up in stores. It’s the latest move to give them more options in the era of online shopping.
A New York architecture firm is turning to an age simulation suit to let its designers experience the physical impairments of old age while navigating public spaces, like airports.
Studying active volcanoes can be dangerous. Which is why a group of scientists from around the world came together to simulate volcanic blasts. What they’re learning will help them at a real eruption.
“When the customer goes back to the garage with the ticket, it’ll show they owe nothing or they’ll owe a less amount depending on what the discount was.”
The spotted lanternfly eats away at the bark of trees. It’s a threat to some commercial crops that are big in New York like grapes and apples.
A Wegmans senior vice president says as technology has evolved to enable more self-service, customers are increasingly looking for options that save time and allow them to shop how they want.
This could be a crucial year for the powerful gene-editing technique CRISPR as Pennsylvania researchers start testing it in patients to treat diseases such as cancer, blindness and sickle cell disease.
“The sugar is being directly eaten by the tumor, and the tumor can use that sugar to grow.”
The FAA says the issue that affected Southwest, Delta and other carriers has been resolved. But with hundreds of flights affected, the delays could linger.
Writer Rhianna Jones is petitioning the Unicode Consortium for an emoji of a person with an Afro.
New York has a program that aims to expand access across the state. But NY-19 Congressman Antonio Delgado said some practical changes to implementing broadband could help speed things along.
Evaldas Rimasauskas admitted to his role in helping to orchestrate a two-year-long scam that tricked employees into wiring more than $100 million to his own company’s bank accounts.
Studies on the genetics of human diseases have focused largely on people of European descent. Pennsylvania Researchers say this lack of diversity is bad science and exacerbates health inequities.
The country has ambitious goals to become the “hydrogen society,” and right now, the focus is on its automakers.
Envision commercial goods packed in giant capsules and moving in vacuum-sealed steel tubes hurtling from one end of the state to the other in under a half hour.
A lot of people may have been busy changing out batteries in their smoke detectors, but New York state is moving away from selling those kinds of devices.
U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) wants the Mohawk Valley to be at the center of one of the next big things in the world of technology: quantum computing. And researchers at SUNY Polytechnic Institute and Rome Labs are already working on it.
During a stop in Elmira, Democratic Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer predicted lawsuits challenging the President’s declaration of a national emergency will be successful.
Wallace Broecker was an early advocate for reducing fossil fuels to avoid the disruptive effects of climate change and brought the term “global warming” into the mainstream.
Remarkably little is known about the fundamentals of how a woman carries a baby inside her. Two Columbia University researchers aim to change that, to reduce the number of kids born too soon.
Senator Chuck Schumer is calling on lawmakers to make online predator blackmailing a federal crime. That’s when someone steals your personal information online and threatens you with it.
As a child on a New York farm, Eben Bayer helped his dad shovel wood chips in the barn. That’s where he noticed a stretchy web of fungus that became the basis of his biodegradable packing material.
Despite outrage over gene editing in China that affected the birth of twins, research is underway in New York to assess the safety and effectiveness of CRISPR tools to edit genes in human embryos.
Bridging the internet access gap in the Finger Lakes is the focus of a summit today in Geneva. The Finger Lakes Digital Inclusion Coalition is meeting to discuss how a lack of internet access at home can affect communities in the region.
A study also finds that the unauthorized population from Mexico has declined by 1.3 million people since 2010.
A group representing rural Pennsylvanians says expanding high speed broadband internet access in the state needs to be a priority this year, but acknowledges funding for infrastructure upgrades continues to be a challenge.
Scientists at SUNY ESF have been trying to bring back the American chestnut tree for decades. Three to four billion of the trees were destroyed by blight in the first half of the 20th century, but researchers are now getting close to bringing back an American chestnut resistant to blight.
A health network in Pennsylvania’s Tioga County hopes to reduce the abuse of unused medications by making them harder to find. Nationally, young people who abuse prescription opioids usually get them from friends and relatives.
Utility company Con Edison says the light emanated from “a sustained electrical arc flash that was visible across a wide area.” Witnesses had many other ideas.
If power plants that burn fossil fuels could capture their carbon emissions and store them somewhere, it would go a long way toward preventing greenhouse gases from entering the atmosphere.
“In fact, we’re growing faster outside the [San Francisco] Bay Area than within it,” says Chief Financial Officer Ruth Porat, a senior vice president of both Google and its parent company, Alphabet.
About half of all teens say they’ve tried to cut back on their phone use. But one of the girls we spoke with says that’s hard when “it’s obviously designed to be addictive.”
Significantly more harmful algal blooms were reported on Cayuga Lake this year than in 2017. A local non-profit reports the 2018 blooms were more likely to contain toxins harmful humans and small mammals, like cats and dogs.
Berezin studied physics but, despairing of the job market in physics, she turned to the rapidly transforming computer industry. She invented the first truly computerized system for word processing.
Harris Corporation has been awarded a nearly $196 million contract to help build a space-based telescope. The work involves the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope, or WFIRST, for short.
Statewide research from Penn State finds that there’s a severe lack of connectivity to high-speed broadband internet for much of Pennsylvania. The preliminary results of the study suggest that the problem is far worse than experts initially estimated.
Three women have accused the astrophysicist of inappropriate behavior. One says she quit her job on his TV show “Cosmos” because of it.
It’s a gene-editing technology which offers promise in both medicine and agriculture but also comes with serious ethical and moral considerations. University at Buffalo students are now getting hands-on training, and taking on the ethical questions, in what is known as CRISPR.
Reaction has been mixed to Amazon’s selection of Long Island City in Queens as one of its new headquarters, promising 25,000 high-paying jobs. But Syracuse business leaders said they are expecting a spill-over effect of investment in central New York, because of the region’s drone corridor.
Cornell University has found that a prominent professor and researcher violated federal regulations and was “reckless” in his research conduct.
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – Lost pets might find their way home sooner, thanks to new facial recognition technology.
SYRACUSE, NY (WRVO) – Dozens of central New York School Districts are coping with a rash of cyberattacks that has put data about students at risk.
SYRACUSE, NY (WRVO) – Boosters of drone technology in central New York are hoping the federal government comes through with some new research dollars in the coming months.
KEYSTONE CROSSROADS – Student performance on Pennsylvania’s suite of standardized tests didn’t change much in 2018, with the exception of science scores, which shot up 12 percentage points.
Uber has helped create about 800 “virtual restaurants” in the U.S. — eateries that only exist online. Uber says its delivery service helps restaurants grow, but some in the industry see downsides.
The print, called Edmond de Belamy, is a blurry depiction of what could be a “a man of the church” floating within a gilt frame. In place of the artist’s signature is a math equation.
Rapho Township, PA (WITF) — Farmers and researchers in 23 counties have been studying industrial hemp in trial crops this year. The former cash crop could see a resurgence if a U.S. Senate version of the federal Farm Bill is passed later this year.
Scientists have detected plenty of planets outside our solar system. Now, they say, they’ve found the first moon circling one of them.
ITHACA, NY (WSKG) – Some constituents are urging Congressman Tom Reed to take action to support net neutrality. Reed represents New York’s 23rd congressional district, which stretches from Ithaca to Jamestown. Seven people met with a member of his staff in Ithaca on Tuesday morning. Back in December, the Federal Communications Commission repealed 2015 net neutrality rules that required internet providers to allow equal access to all web content. Congressman Reed supported the repeal.
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – Most American adults are worried they’ll develop Alzheimer’s, but they’re also optimistic that there will be a cure for the disease in their lifetimes, according to survey results released Monday.
BUFFALO, NY (WBFO) – An app service known as Aira offer blind or visually-impaired users the opportunity to use their smartphone as a second set of eyes, in order to perform tasks including shopping. Wegmans has become the first supermarket chain in the nation to offer the service.
Although the Americans with Disabilities Act requires that public institutions make accommodations for people, students in STEM education – science, technology, engineering, and mathematics – still feel like they are being pushed out.
NYSERDA, a New York State agency that works on energy research and development, announced a new tech product completely manufactured in the Southern Tier.
New York is now home to the nation’s first strategy to eliminate hepatitis C, according to Governor Andrew Cuomo. The governor unveiled a $5-million program Friday that he said will expand access to clean syringes, increase funding for hepatitis C treatment, and remove barriers to insurance coverage for people getting that treatment.
New York State is taking tough action against Charter Communications, the parent company for Spectrum cable and internet services.
On Friday, the New York State Public Service Commission revoked its approval of the 2016 merger agreement between Charter and Time Warner Cable. The PSC contends that Charter failed to deliver the benefits to state residents that were part of the merger approval.
At Rep. Reed’s manufacturing summit, he said there’s an opportunity for growing the high tech industry in his district, which includes Geneva, Jamestown and Elmira. But, one manufacturer in the area says her biggest challenge is just finding employees who can show up for work on time and read a tape measure.
HARRISBURG, PA (WSKG) — In the last year, the Federal Communications Commission has been circulating and seeking comment on a proposal that would, among other things, make major changes to a program that helps get internet access to low-income people.
HARRISBURG, PA (WSKG) — The state Public Utility Commission is considering taking over jurisdiction of certain utilities from the federal government in an effort to boost efforts to bring high-speed broadband to underserved rural areas.
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – A group of researchers at Cornell University has developed a new, faster test to determine whether bacteria are present in beach water.
KEYSTONE CROSSROADS – In his office on Penn State’s main campus, Sascha Meinrath, a professor of telecommunications, tested his internet speed.
BUFFALO, NY (WBFO) – An experiment created by a team of students from one Western New York School is heading to the International Space Station. They were able to watch video of a launch carrying their work into space while on a trip to Washington, DC Friday morning.
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – The New York State Public Service Commission has laid down the law to Charter Communications – the parent company of Spectrum – in a scathing order, for failing to meet the terms set when Charter acquired Time Warner Cable in 2016.
Students running around the track at Cornell University’s Charles F. Berman field might not realize that about five stories down there’s another track sending atoms circling – a particle accelerator. It was shut down this week for massive upgrades.
SYRACUSE, NY (WRVO) – The 50-mile drone corridor that the state is building in central New York will not be part of a new federal pilot program meant to accelerate drone integration into national airspace.
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – The fourth class of the Strong’s World Video Game Hall of Fame includes a game experts say helped launch the multi-billion dollar video game industry, and another that has changed the way people consume sports video games, and the way actual sports games are broadcast.
Climate-change activists have launched a campaign to get the American Museum of Natural History in New York City to sever ties with board member Rebekah Mercer, whose family foundation has poured millions of dollars into funding climate change denial organizations.
Buffalo, NY (WBFO) – A recent discovery at the Buffalo Museum of Science has the scientific community buzzing. A team uncovered a fully-intact elephant bird egg while digitally cataloging the museum’s oological collection.
Matt Roda of Lancaster County was a junior in high school when a single hockey game changed his entire life, putting him on a path to try and better identify and treat concussions.
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – Local game developers are spent the weekend creating video games based on kindness at the Rochester Institute of Technology. The event, or “game jam” was hosted by iThrive Games, a company who aims to empower and inspire teens through video games. They hold these weekend long brainstorming sessions across the country, based on different elements such as kindness, or empathy. Senior Creative Director for iThrive Games, Heidi McDonald, McDonald says she’s noticed a trend in young developers wanting to make deeper, more compassionate games. “Pew-pew is fun, vroom vroom is fun, but I think we are at a place where both the player base and the developers want something deeper, they want something more.
SYRACUSE, NY (WSKG) – More than nine million New Yorkers had their personal data exposed last year according to a new report from state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. That is more than four times the number of New Yorkers impacted in 2016. The vast majority of the exposed data in 2017 came from the breach at consumer reporting agency Equifax.
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – A health care system is dealing with an attack on its computer system. Finger Lakes Health, which includes hospitals in Geneva and Penn Yan, as well as long term care facilities, and primary care practices is dealing with a ransomware type attack.
Ithaca, NY (WSKG) – Emerald ash borers have been found in Tompkins County. Researchers at Cornell University spotted the insects in one tree in the University’s Arnot Forest. The forest is 4,500 acres and stretches across Tompkins and Schuyler counties.
Skunks may be roaming more freely these days as it’s skunk mating season.
Opponents of Thursday’s FCC decision to roll back net neutrality rules are concerned about the effect on broadband internet access, especially in rural areas. Bringing broadband to these areas can be expensive. For the last couple years, the FCC had regulated the internet as a utility. Now, that’s changed and some fear providers won’t have the incentive to bring better access to rural areas. One solution could be open access networks. These supply the infrastructure for broadband internet; things like fiber are laid down.
New York’s Broadband for All program hopes to bring broadband speed internet to the entire state by the end of 2018. This has led to an opportunity for local companies in rural areas, who are taking advantage of the state funds to expand to underserved customers. “How Many of Us Are There?” Husband and wife duo Bill Gruber and Helen McLean live in Franklin, New York. Their home sits among the rolling hills of rural Delaware County.
Hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers lack what the FCC considers “broadband speed” internet. As part of our series on the issues at stake in this election, WSKG’s Sarah Gager and Gabe Altieri discuss the problem and possible solutions. Interview Highlights
On why is rural broadband important
Gabe Altieri: Well, this is a big problem for a lot of people. I took a trip to Windsor to meet Steve Herz. He’s a former Broome County Legislator and led a charge to get funding for rural broadband about a decade ago.