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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Computer Interprets Human Emotion Better Than Humans
Apr07

Computer Interprets Human Emotion Better Than Humans

If anybody was still doubting the advent of artificial intelligence, researchers may now prove that they’re faking reluctance. Scientists have found that a computer–vision system can distinguish between real or faked expressions of pain in a person more accurately than humans can. The team, from the University at Buffalo, the University of California, San Diego and the University of Toronto, says that even facial recognition...

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Texting While Walking Can Be More Dangerous Than Distracted Driving
Mar31

Texting While Walking Can Be More Dangerous Than Distracted Driving

We’ve all seen or heard public service announcements warning against the use of cell phones while driving. We’ve all become aware of tragic car accidents that could have been avoided if someone had just put their phone away. But what about the dangers of texting while walking? As it turns out, they’re often severely overlooked. In fact, more injuries per mile occur from distracted walking than distracted driving,...

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Future Cities Lit by Beautiful Bioluminescent Trees
Mar31

Future Cities Lit by Beautiful Bioluminescent Trees

A laboratory at Stony Brook University, working with designer Dann Roosegaarde, has developed a glowing plant by merging luciferin–which is the chemical that enables fireflies to glow–with a simple plant. The result is a plant, in dirt, that glows. Naturally. And it is awesome. Roosegaarde, a self-described designer/artist/architect from the Netherlands, pronounced his vision for the future of technology incorporation at...

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Marine Researcher Brings Shark Conservation to Incredible New Depths
Mar17

Marine Researcher Brings Shark Conservation to Incredible New Depths

  Demian Chapman, PhD, assistant professor at the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences and assistant director for science at the Institute for Ocean Conservation Science at Stony Brook University, has been awarded a 2014 Pew Fellowship in marine conservation for a new research project to determine how recently enacted international regulations affect the trade in the fins of protected shark species. Sharks have been heavily...

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SUNY Campus Finalist For National Environmental Award
Mar10

SUNY Campus Finalist For National Environmental Award

Update: Voting for the 2014 Second Nature Climate Leadership Awards is now open until April 15th. Click here to support SUNY Sullivan for their incredible efforts to increase on-campus sustainability.   The 2014 Second Nature Climate Leadership Awards, an annual competition among US colleges and universities, has announced an upstate SUNY campus as a finalist for the Award. The honor and achievement is a well-deserved recognition...

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