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NASA prepares to touchdown on asteroid Bennu

'Climate Week New York' brings message of change
FDA approved coronavirus saliva swab test developed at SUNY
Bus-size asteroid to zoom by Earth, ducking below satellites
Pittsfield high schooler recreates entire school in Minecraft
Poop knives, arachnophobic entomologists win 2020 Ig Nobels
Five Rivers encouraging people to go on five hikes
Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center reopens
Researchers at UAlbany using AI to improve winter weather forecasts
Troy kids research Hudson River water quality
Latham teen part of international clean tech competition
Pandemic fuels push for touchless tech
SUNY Poly working on mask that kills coronavirus on contact
Siena College professor helps with Mars rover mission
'On our way to Mars': NASA rover will look for signs of life
2020's final Mars mission poised for blastoff from Florida
MiSci reopens in Schenectady

Saratoga County teen remains optimistic as pandemic interrupts cancer research

DEC offering virtual learning lessons for students

Crossroads Center for Children receives grant to upgrade technology amid pandemic

RPI researchers working to develop virus-killing masks

NASA engineers control device on Mars from home

BOCES Teacher from Saratoga Springs gets help of 3-D printers and students to make PPE

Stay home monitoring for lung disease patients – thanks to a special musical instrument

Hudson Valley Distillers switches production to sanitizer

Products made at GlobalFoundries in Malta power tech used to fight pandemic

Goose in Idaho gets new bill after raccoon fight

Berkshires distillery starts making hand sanitizer

Saratoga Springs 5th graders learning how to code

BHBL senior shares cancer study findings with NYOH

8-year-old Washington state girl's invention could change future of cochlear implants

MiSci exhibit explores changing climate

Columbia County teen creates his own computer science job

Union College receives largest gift in 225-year history

miSci exhibit is out of this world

After school event brings hands-on STEAM to hundreds of Schoharie kids

High-tech mask offers better breathing

UAlbany’s xCITE lab uses cutting edge tech to analyze data

MiSci exhibit showcases African-American scientists, innovators

Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake senior named finalist in prominent science competition

Facebook sending $50,000 to Albany software coding non-profit

Middle and high schoolers gather in Schenectady for lesson on STEM role models

Musician blends math to help others with STEM

Kids exploring creative arts in North Greenbush

Researchers level playing field for kids with disabilities

UAlbany researchers developing sweat-based alcohol test

Colonie hotel transformed for the day into tech playground

New STEAM Garden in Albany provides incubator for small business, entrepreneurs

Siena students build and code robots

GE brings in Miss Virginia to spark kids' STEM interest

STEM brings magic of 'Frozen' to life at Proctors

New eSports arena opens at UAlbany

Study finds more women pursuing tech careers

300 fourth-graders learn science from General Electric

High-tech chestnuts: US to consider genetically altered tree

RPI students create light structure for people with developmental disabilities

Artificial intelligence helps train guide dogs for the blind

All-female spacewalk inspiring Capital Region women to reach for the stars

Schumer pushes to train 'robust pipeline' of cybersecurity experts

Program puts Capital Region high schoolers on fast-track for STEM careers

Virtual reality bringing rehab and senior centers into the future

STEMinista program encourages girls to get involved with STEM

Colorado college offers class in science and technology of brewing

New push to get females interested in STEM pays off

RPI team says fungi could be the future of building

RPI's Low helped NASA, Apollo take off

Experiment RPI professor helped create heads to space

Legos and lemons calculate into science careers of the future

Exhibit looks at former RPI president's role in moon landing

Aerial adventure course in Warren County gets $200,000 upgrade

Capital Region sees increasing student interest in trade jobs

New dino theme park opening in Queensbury

Research, businesses affected by helium shortage

New distillery is first of its kind in New York

"Girls Go STEM" teaches female students about science

RPI researchers developing robot to collect debris in space

Siena College honored for success in physics program

Animals help Saratoga Springs kindergartners learn about STEAM

Robot Milo brings efforts to ease autism, teach STEM

Robotics competition for high schoolers held at RPI

Wireless monitors improving the NICU

GlobalFoundries teams up with MiSci for hands-on STEM education

Albany high school robotics team ready to build another champion

Statewide weather network helping meteorologists make better predictions

Broadalbin-Perth students aim to be best cybersecurity team in the nation

Troy museum's hands-on project a real 'eye-opener' for kids

Troy school uses buoyancy to get kids excited about STREAM

BioBus brings science lab on wheels to Troy

'Robotic cats' comforting patients with dementia at VA nursing home in Albany

Amount of STEM children's books on the rise

$50,000 grant helping young tech companies get big ideas to market

Michigan high schoolers invent device to help girl who is disabled

Weather balloon launch nearly perfect for La Salle Institute students

New Siena observatory has largest telescope in Capital Region

RPI freshman improving natural disaster response through coding



Space station air leak forces middle-of-night crew wakeup

FILE - This July 19, 2011 photo of the International Space Station was taken from the space shuttle Atlantis. On Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, NASA said that the two Russians and one American on board were awakened late Monday to hurriedly seal hatches between compartments and search for the ongoing leak, which appeared to be getting worse. It was the third time in just over a month that the crew had to isolate themselves on the Russian side, in an attempt to find the growing leak.  (NASA via AP)

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United Arab Emirates to launch spacecraft to moon in 2024

In this photo made available from the twitter account of UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and ruler of Dubai, Emirati officials brief Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum about a possible moon mission, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Sheikh Mohammed made the announcement Tuesday on Twitter that his country plans to send an unmanned spacecraft to the moon in 2024. (Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Twitter account via AP)

Salty lake, ponds may be gurgling beneath South Pole on Mars

This Aug. 26, 2003 image made available by NASA shows Mars as it lines up with the Sun and the Earth. Photographed by the Hubble Space Telescope, it was about 55.8 million kilometers (34.6 million miles) from Earth. A network of salty ponds may be gurgling beneath Mars' South Pole alongside a large underground lake, raising the prospect of tiny, swimming Martian life. Italian scientists reported their findings Monday, Sept. 28, 2020 two years after identifying what they believed to be a large subglacial lake. (J. Bell/NASA via AP)

Nearly 1M who died of COVID-19 also illuminated treatment

This March 2020 photo provided by the family shows Ming Wang in Sydney, Australia. The 71-year-old was sickened in March on a cruise from Australia with his wife, a break after decades of running the family's Chinese restaurant in Papillion, Neb. In the 74 days he was hospitalized, doctors desperately tried various experimental approaches, including enrolling him in a study of an antiviral drug that ultimately showed promise. Ming died on June 8.

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Amazon sees broad audience for its palm recognition tech

This undated photo provided by Amazon shows the Amazon One device at an Amazon Go store in Seattle. Amazon has introduced the new palm recognition technology in a pair of Seattle stores and sees broader uses in places like stadiums and offices.  Customers at the stores near Amazon's campus in Washington can flash a palm for entry and to buy goods. (Amazon via AP)

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Microsoft resolves major Monday outage after five hours

FILE - This April 12, 2016 file photo shows the Microsoft logo in Issy-les-Moulineaux, outside Paris, France. Microsoft took five hours to resolve a major outage of its workplace applications on Monday, but has not clarified what caused the outage. The company said the outage, which affected users' ability to log into Office 365 applications, began early evening Monday Eastern time. Microsoft did not reply to questions Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020 about what caused the outage, but said on its service-status Twitter account that it had identified a

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