3 Ways Data is Radically Transforming Society’s Wellness
Apr08

3 Ways Data is Radically Transforming Society’s Wellness

Big data is radically transforming society’s wellness. Over the past several years, innovations in computing power and the affordability of new technology has enabled nearly every economic sector to optimize its impact. Using big data, or the concept of analyzing millions of loosely-correlated datapoints to paint a much larger picture, researchers in New York State are working to improve the quality of life for all. By...

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Amazing New Panel Transforms Solar Rays Into Ice
Mar03

Amazing New Panel Transforms Solar Rays Into Ice

Say goodbye to those less-than-satisfying moments of having nothing but a lukewarm bottle of water to quench your thirst on a hot day! A breakthrough in solar technology that eliminates the need for ice to keep items cool has recently been picking up a lot of heat. Stony Brook University alumnus Ryan McGann has developed a cooler way to keeping your food and beverages chilled on those hot summer days at the beach. Instead of...

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New York Meteorologists Improve How We Predict Snowfall
Feb24

New York Meteorologists Improve How We Predict Snowfall

As a blizzards continue to freeze New York’s infrastructure into 2014, researchers from SUNY Oswego and the University at Albany have taken to the shores of Lake Ontario to peer into the innards of the storm to better predict more precisely where snow will fall, and how fast. The effort lays a solid foundation for Governor Cuomo’s proposal to establish a state-of-the-art weather detection system across New York State. The...

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Researchers Expand Potential of Cancer Drugs
Feb10

Researchers Expand Potential of Cancer Drugs

Every year neary 8 million people worldwide die from cancer. That equates to nerarly 22,000 people a day. It is estimated that by the year 2030 cancer cases will increase by nearly 80%. Now is the time that individuals need to come together to find more effective ways to treat the disease and eventually cure it. The cancer drugs used today work because they’re toxic, but that’s also why they affect healthy cells, producing side...

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Using Nanotechnology to Detect Asthma
Jul01

Using Nanotechnology to Detect Asthma

Doctors have known since antiquity that the way a patient’s breath smelled could provide clues to the disease within. An interdisciplinary team led by Perena Gouma, PhD, Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and Director of the Center for Nanomaterials and Sensor Development at Stony Brook, has taken this diagnostic approach to a very sophisticated level. They developed a personalized asthma monitor, similar...

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