STEM13 Stories | WNYT.com

STEM13 Stories

Saratoga County 4H kids advance in state robotics competition


Asteroid bigger than Empire State Building flies by Earth
Goldfish trained to 'drive' robotic water tanks
AI chess board helps you play like a master
'Time blocking' can improve productivity
Hubble telescope's bigger, more powerful successor to soar
New National Geographic book explores health of seas
North Carolina diner 'hires' robot server
BOCES mentorship program connects young women with STEM careers
UAlbany unveils new ETEC research and entrepreneurship complex
Model trains featured at MiSci in Schenectady
NASA mission to test deflecting huge asteroid
Partnership in Schenectady helps create meaningful work for people with disabilities
New Texas school to focus on Pre-K through 8th grade biomedicine education
Schenectady County company hopes to be part of big window breakthrough
Robots hit the streets as demand for food delivery grows
Gloversville students test satellite before space launch

Students at Australian high school help generate its own renewable energy


New high-tech art floats at London’s Tate Modern


Albany law students' push to get American bumblebee on endangered species list advances


UAlbany conference celebrates women in STEM


Emerging designer uses latest technology to create designs for celeb clients


National Grid welcomes BOCES students for Career Day


New biopharma center at nanotech complex to be training hub for college students


September 10 marks official peak of Atlantic hurricane season


Green Tech High launching new varsity e-sports team


Robotic arm helps grow hydroponic plants


Robot dog keeps watchful eye on Virginia college's construction


Shaker HS team wins $1,000 for invention to help farmers


UAlbany to help GlobalFoundries employees with higher education


Kids control giant dinosaurs at Saratoga exhibit


Siena students researching how to defend against zombie attacks


Illuminarium's virtual safari debuts in Atlanta


Researchers help paralyzed man communicate through brain signal translator


GlobalFoundries expansion to bring thousands more Capital Region jobs


Albany Pine Bush Preserve celebrates release of New Karner Blue butterflies


US Olympic flag bearers to wear new cooling jacket


GlobalFoundries to expand Malta complex


UAlbany Mesonet helping middle schoolers compare and contrast weather data


Texas teens' wheelchair video game gets attention of state's governor


Retired NASA astronaut working to solve laundry problem for space missions


Albany Airport says new snowblower could clean home driveway in seconds


Girl Scouts create pollinator garden at Colonie Town Library


Robot offers quick, cheap automated manicures


Largest model airplane in the world lands at Glenville museum


MiSci exhibit teaching physics through mini-golf


Partial solar eclipse viewing tips


Schumer determined to make Capital Region major video game development hub


Texas lab works to crack cell phone codes for crime investigations


Robot helps deliver meals at New Jersey restaurant


Robot brings mall security into 21st century


RPI's GameFest goes virtual for second year


Drone could be game changer in reviving decimated forests


State lawmakers introduce bill to regulate internet companies


Saratoga Springs HS senior's award-winning protect explores ALS gene mutation


GlobalFoundries wants to build more as headquarters move to Saratoga County


Capital Region students participate in virtual skills competition


Construction startups build homes with 3D printers


Bethlehem students win Regional Science Olympiad Tournament


Facial recognition tech being tested for US flights


Florida teacher immersing students in virtual learning world


Rensselaer County announces new solar power partnership


Aerosciences museum back open in Glenville


Early Edison invention being preserved


Capital Region woman wants more women in land surveying profession


Special liquid chalk killing COVID at indoor climbing gyms


New high school for STEM kids opens on HVCC campus


Virtual reality transported isolated seniors to far away places during pandemic


Utah technical college has aerospace program catering to blind


East Greenbush students study science behind maple syrup season


Virginia Tech students add movement to cardboard cutouts


Cohoes fifth graders meet engineers in virtual Career Day


National Grid introduces new fully-electric backhoe


RPI researchers: Drinking green tea may help prevent cancer


App brings underground railroad back to life


Albany Law students working to get American bumblebee on endangered species list


RPI working with Army to improve battlefield medicine


RPI researchers working to unlock secrets that help fight cancer


Virtual exhibit connects Antarctica to SUNY Cobleskill


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


Space camp blast rockets virtually due to virus


Switzerland chef creating shimmering rainbow chocolate with no additives


Self-driving cleaning robot sparking kids' curiosity at Virginia school


Stunning images of Saturn's rings caught on camera


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


STEM helping GE get veterans back to work


First human passengers travel safely in a Hyperloop


MiSci exhibit explores science behind the perfect golf shot


RPI professor helping to simplify coronavirus tracking


Green Island invests in technology for students


Bethlehem freshman makes finals of National Braille Challenge


Science

All 100 lab monkeys accounted for after several escape crash

Crates holding live monkeys are collected next to the trailer they were being transported in along state Route 54 at the intersection with Interstate 80 near Danville, Pa., Friday, Jan. 21, 2022, after a pickup pulling the trailer carrying the monkeys was hit by a dump truck. They were transporting 100 monkeys and several were on the loose at the time of the photo. (Jimmy May/Bloomsburg Press Enterprise via AP)

As Biden struggles, Harris touts California wildfire aid

Vice President Kamala Harris speaks while touring a Forest Service Del Rosa Fire Station to promote wildfire fighting money included in the infrastructure bill passed last November Friday, Jan. 21, 2022 in San Bernardino, Calif. (Terry Pierson/The Orange County Register via AP)

Search on for humpback whale entangled in debris off Hawaii

This Jan. 16, 2022 photo taken off Koloa, Hawaii shows heavy-gauge line stretching out behind an entangled humpback whale. A marine mammal rescue team is looking for an adult humpback whale entangled in debris off the coast of Kauai Island in Hawaii. (Graham Talaber via AP)

US, Colorado reach proposed settlement in 2015 mine spill

FILE - People kayak in water colored from a mine waste spill at the Animas River near Durango, Colo., on Aug. 6, 2015. Colorado, the U.S. government and a gold mining company have agreed to resolve a longstanding dispute over who's responsible for cleanup at a Superfund site that was established after a massive 2015 spill of hazardous mine waste.  The proposed settlement announced Friday, Jan. 21, 2022, would direct $90 million to cleanup at the Bonita Peak Mining District Superfund site, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Denver-based Sunnyside Gold Corp (Jerry McBride/The Durango Herald via AP, File)

Los Angeles weighs phasing out oil and gas drilling

A vehicle drives past the Jefferson oil drill site located in the residential area in Los Angeles, Wednesday, June 2, 2021. University of Southern California researchers found people living near wells in Jefferson Park reported significantly higher rates of wheezing, eye and nose irritation, sore throat and dizziness than neighbors living farther away. The researchers likened the respiratory harm caused by living near the oil fields to daily exposure to secondhand smoke or exhaust from a busy highway. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Tech News

Assange wins first stage in effort to appeal US extradition

FILE - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange being taken from court, where he appeared on charges of jumping British bail seven years ago, in London, Wednesday May 1, 2019. Britain's High Court is set to rule on whether WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange can take his fight against U.S. extradition to the U.K. Supreme Court. The decision is the latest step in Assange's long battle to avoid being sent to the United States to face espionage charges over WikiLeaks' publication of classified documents. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)

CBS retools streaming service to better resemble TV network

CBS News anchors Vladimir Duthiers, left, and Ann-Marie Green CBSN News Studio in New York. CBS News says it is retooling its streaming service to better incorporate programs and personalities from the television network. The service debuts a new evening newscast on Monday, Jan. 24, 2022, along with a series of prime-time programs that make use of work done on

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been granted an appeal in UK in his bid to avoid extradition to US
Australian prime minister loses control of WeChat account

FILE - Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison delivers an address, during the COP26 Summit, at the SECC in Glasgow, Scotland, Monday, Nov. 1, 2021. A newspaper has reported Morrison's account on Chinese-owned social media platform WeChat has been taken over and renamed. Sydney's The Daily Telegraph newspaper reported Morrison's 76,000 WeChat followers were notified his page has been renamed

UAE bans flying of recreational drones after fatal attack

FILE - A drone follows a man riding a motorized surfboard in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 25, 2020. The UAE has banned the flying of drones in the country for recreation after Yemen's Houthi rebels claimed a fatal drone attack on an oil facility and major airport in the country. As of Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022, drone hobbyists and other operators of light electric sports aircraft face