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Virtual Consumer Electronics Show highlights new tech for pandemic world


Robots with rhythm: Boston Dynamics' dancing androids a hit
Colonie company praised for environmentally-friendly way to insulate jackets
Brothers on mission to bring wheelchair tech into 21st century
Organization donates Chromebooks to high school seniors in Albany
Space camp blast rockets virtually due to virus
Switzerland chef creating shimmering rainbow chocolate with no additives
Jupiter, Saturn merging in night sky, closest in centuries
US Space Force members get a new name: 'guardians'
Self-driving cleaning robot sparking kids' curiosity at Virginia school
Tonko sponsors bill to help students in school learn more about artificial intelligence
Stunning images of Saturn's rings caught on camera
SpaceX launches Starship on highest test flight, crash-lands
Woman on mission to help students achieve through STEM
MiSci presents model train show
Digital literacy program based in Albany being offered to adult learners
Former Amazon engineer creates new app to translate cat meows

Capital Roots volunteers turn Rensselaer green


MiSci exhibit explores science behind the perfect golf shot


Moon holds more water in more places than ever thought


RPI professor helping to simplify coronavirus tracking


Report: Capital Region scientists on a roll with patents, inventions


Green Island invests in technology for students


Bethlehem freshman makes finals of National Braille Challenge


NASA prepares to touchdown on asteroid Bennu


'Climate Week New York' brings message of change


FDA approved coronavirus saliva swab test developed at SUNY


Pittsfield high schooler recreates entire school in Minecraft


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


2020's final Mars mission poised for blastoff from Florida


MiSci reopens in Schenectady


UAlbany scientist studying hurricane intensity


La Salle Institute middle school students create 'TieMask'


California teens recreate entire school in Minecraft


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


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


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


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


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


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


Science

Can COVID-19 vaccines be mixed and matched?

AP Illustration/Peter Hamlin

US government approves routes for Wyoming CO2 pipelines

FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2014, file photo, pipes and tanks snake around the inside of a carbon capture and storage facility during the official opening of the facility at the Boundary Dam Power Station in Estevan, Saskatchewan. Boundary Dam has the only currently operational power plant-to-oilfield pipeline for carbon capture in North America. The U.S. government under Donald Trump's administration has approved routes for a system of pipelines that would move carbon dioxide across Wyoming in what could be by far the largest such network in North America, if developed. (Michael Bell/The Canadian Press, via AP, File)

Halted rocket test could stall NASA moon shot, redo possible

In this Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021 photo made available by NASA, the core stage for the first flight of NASA's Space Launch System rocket undergoes a hot fire test at NASA's Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Miss. All four core-stage engines fired for barely a minute, rather than the intended eight minutes. On Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, NASA blamed the automatic shutdown on the strict test limits. (Robert Markowitz/NASA via AP)

Monarch butterfly population moves closer to extinction

FILE - This Aug. 19, 2015, file photo, shows a monarch butterfly in Vista, Calif. The number of western monarch butterflies wintering along the California coast has plummeted to a new record low, putting the orange-and-black insects closer to extinction, researchers announced Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. A recent count by the Xerces Society recorded fewer than 2,000 butterflies, a massive decline from the millions of monarchs that in 1980s clustered in trees from Marin County to San Diego County. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

A new COVID-19 challenge: Mutations rise along with cases

FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2021, file photo a pharmacist draws saline while preparing a dose of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine in Sacramento, Calif.  Mutations to the virus are rapidly popping up and the longer it takes to vaccinate people, the more likely it is that a variant that can elude current tests, treatments and vaccines could emerge. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, Pool, File)

Tech News

Google threatens to pull search engine in Australia

Mel Silva, right, the managing director of Google Australia and New Zealand, appears via a video link during a Senate inquiry into a mandatory code of conduct proposed by the government at Parliament House in Canberra, Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. Google on Friday threatened to make its search engine unavailable in Australia if the government went ahead with plans to make tech giants pay for news content.  (Mick Tsikas/AAP Image via AP)

Iran, pressured by blackouts and pollution, targets Bitcoin

Cars drive on an unlit street during a blackout in Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, Jan 20, 2021. Speculation has gripped social media in Iran that Bitcoin is to blame for a series of recent power blackouts across the country. The government launched a major crackdown on Bitcoin processing centers which use immense amounts of electricity and are a huge burden on the power grid. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

Judge says Amazon won't have to restore Parler web service

FILE - An Amazon logo appears on an Amazon delivery van, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, in Boston. Amazon won't be forced to restore web service to Parler after a federal judge ruled Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021 against a plea to reinstate the fast-growing social media app favored by followers of former President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, file)

Facebook's oversight board to rule on Trump ban

FILE - President Donald Trump speaks to crowd before boarding Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021.   Facebook's quasi-independent oversight board will decide whether the company's decision to ban Trump indefinitely from its platform for inciting his supporters to storm the Capitol was the right one. The social media giant said Thursday that it is referring the final decision on Trump's account to the board, though it believes it made the right choice.  ,(AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)

Chinese Embassy Twitter account locked for 'dehumanization'

FILE - In this April 14, 2016 file photo, a Chinese national flag flutters against the office buildings in Shanghai, China. Twitter locked China's U.S. Embassy account because of a tweet in support of China's policies on Muslims and ethnic minorities in the western Xinjiang, The tweet on Jan. 7, 2021 says Uygur women in Xinjiang have been emancipated and are no longer