SUNY Can Be “Greenest” University System in America, According to EPA
Apr22

SUNY Can Be “Greenest” University System in America, According to EPA

  At a college sustainability conference in New York in April 2014, EPA Regional Administrator Juditch Enck told the crowd that SUNY should and could be the “greenest” higher education system in the United States. Through 2014, the West Coast of the United States has been experiencing a nearly decade-long drought, threatening agriculture, tourism, and municipal infrastructure throughout California and the neighboring...

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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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ESF Scientists Research New Way to Battle Bacteria
Jun10

ESF Scientists Research New Way to Battle Bacteria

Invention as the result of an accident is surprisingly common. Without a misconceived hypothesis, we may otherwise be without X-rays, super glue, or microwave ovens. A recent experiment at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) has potentially added another life-changing invention: gene information suppression. “Basically, we’re interrupting the flow of genetic information in the cell, in effect...

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SUNY ESF Helps Keep Beverage Operations Clean and Efficient
May27

SUNY ESF Helps Keep Beverage Operations Clean and Efficient

This year’s Brewers Association Craft Brewers Conference (CBC) & Brew Expo America featured a presentation about an anaerobic digester system coordinated by the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF). Jim Kuhr, brewmaster and director of brewery operations at the at the F.X. Matt Brewing Company, outlined the process and benefits of the system that removes 80 percent of the organics from the Utica brewery’s...

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