SUNY Professor Makes Fear Less Frightening
Jan27

SUNY Professor Makes Fear Less Frightening

Fear. We’re all afraid of something. Heights, spiders, public speaking, closed spaces. For some people, their fears can be utterly debilitating and impair daily functioning; severe OCD or PTSD, for example. Paul Siegel, an associate professor of psychology at SUNY Purchase College and Westchester Community College, has made great strides in treating phobias. Alongside Bradley Peterson, director of the Center for Developmental...

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New York Research Team Develops Underwater Wi-Fi
Jan21

New York Research Team Develops Underwater Wi-Fi

Wireless networks span the globe. But like a frightened toddler, they don’t go underwater. That may soon change because University at Buffalo researchers are developing a deep-sea Internet. The technological breakthrough could lead to improvements in tsunami detection, offshore oil and natural gas exploration, surveillance, pollution monitoring and other activities. “A submerged wireless network will give us an unprecedented ability...

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What do bitter temperatures do to the human body? (National Geographic)
Jan13

What do bitter temperatures do to the human body? (National Geographic)

U.S. Cold Snap: What do bitter temperatures do to the human body? SUNY Downstate Medical Center— The Polar Vortex which recently consumed much of the United States should not be taken lightly. With Wind Chills as low -50°F, frost bite can occur in under 5 minutes. Michael Lanigan, an attending physician in the Department of Emergency Medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in New York City is asked about how the body responds to...

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Volcanoes: An Unpredictable Threat (’60 Minutes’)
Jan06

Volcanoes: An Unpredictable Threat (’60 Minutes’)

It’s a wonderful time to live on planet Earth; violence is at the lowest level in recorded history; education is becoming more widely available for people in every corner of the globe; and science has explored more in the past century than ever before. But there is a looming threat beneath the feet of millions of humans: volcanoes. As it turns out, despite moon landings, biological cloning, and record lifespans, scientists...

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SUNY Purchase Student Crowdfunds 3D Printer
Dec30

SUNY Purchase Student Crowdfunds 3D Printer

SUNY Purchase student crowdfunds 3D printer SUNY Purchase College — When Purchase College student Shai Schechter was in the market for an affordable 3D printer, he was dumbfounded; the existing printers were too expensive to purchase and maintain.  So, with a grant from the college and with a New York entrepreneurial spirit in hand, he founded a business and is in the process of raising nearly a quarter-million dollars on KickStarter...

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$15 million Alfred State Renovation Earns Platinum Award for Engineering and LEED Gold
Dec20

$15 million Alfred State Renovation Earns Platinum Award for Engineering and LEED Gold

The nearly 50-year-old Physical and Health Sciences facility centrally located on the Alfred State campus has become a symbol of both the college’s commitment to sustainability and its desire to offer students a state-of-the-art learning environment after it underwent a $15 million upgrade from 2011 to 2012. It has since been recognized by the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) New York, earning a platinum award for...

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