STEM13 Stories | WNYT.com

STEM13 Stories

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
Billionaire Richard Branson reaches space in his own ship

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


New STEM-themed playground opens in Rensselaer


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


Rhode Island mechanic tirelessly works to repair wheelchair lift


Aerosciences museum back open in Glenville


Early Edison invention being preserved


Capital Region woman wants more women in land surveying profession


NASA gives all clear: Earth safe from asteroid for 100 years


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


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


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


DEC offering virtual learning lessons for students


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


Science

Volcanic ash cloud halts flights to and from Spanish island

Lava flows from a volcano on the Canary island of La Palma, Spain in the early hours of Sunday Sept. 26, 2021. A volcano in Spain's Canary Islands is keeping nerves on edge several days since it erupted, producing loud explosions, a huge ash cloud and cracking open a new fissure that spewed out more fiery molten rock. (AP Photo/Daniel Roca)

US has enough COVID-19 vaccines for boosters, kids' shots

FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2021, file photo, Mayra Navarrete, 13, receives the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine from registered nurse, Noleen Nobleza at a clinic set up in the parking lot of CalOptima in Orange, Calif. With more than 40 million doses of coronavirus vaccines available, U.S. health authorities said they're confident both seniors and other vulnerable Americans seeking booster shots and parents anticipating approval of initial shots for young children will have easy access. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

Teams check destruction from Northern California forest fire

Flames consume a house near Old Oregon Trail as the Fawn Fire burns north of Redding in Shasta County, Calif., on Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021. (AP Photo/Ethan Swope)

Israel says US booster plan supports its own aggressive push

A 14-year-old Israeli receives a booster shot of the coronavirus vaccine at Clalit Health Service's center in the Cinema City complex in Jerusalem, Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021. Israel is pressing ahead with its aggressive campaign of offering coronavirus boosters to almost anyone over 12 and says its approach was further vindicated by a U.S. decision to give the shots to older patients or those at higher risk. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)

US military eyes prototype mobile nuclear reactor in Idaho

FILE - This Nov. 29, 2018, file photo, shows the Transient Test Reactor at the Idaho National Laboratory about 50 miles west of Idaho Falls, in eastern Idaho. The U.S. Department of Defense is taking public comments on its plan to build an advanced mobile nuclear microreactor prototype at the Idaho National Laboratory in eastern Idaho. The department on Friday, Sept. 24, 2021, began the 45-day comment period by releasing a draft environmental impact study evaluating alternatives for building and operating the microreactor that could produce one to five megawatts of power. (AP Photo/Keith Ridler, File)

Tech News

States at disadvantage in race to recruit cybersecurity pros

In this Sept. 20, 2021, photo Austin Moody poses for a photo as he sits a his home work station in Tampa, Fla. Moody, the Michigan native, got a scholarship from the Department of Defense that required working for the agency at least a year after graduating. Moody said he understands that state governments don't have the kind of money that federal agencies or private companies spend on recruiting and generous salaries. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius)

Neo-Nazis are still on Facebook. And they're making money

FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 27, 2018 file photo, demonstrators shout during a far-right protest in Chemnitz, Germany, after a man died and two others were injured in an altercation between several people of

Canadians released after Huawei CFO resolves US charges

Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Huawei, prepares to read a statement outside B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver, British Columbia, Friday, Sept. 24, 2021. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)

GLIMPSES: Phone in hand, Barbados PM dials into issues at UN

Mia Amor Mottley, Prime Minister of Barbados, addresses the 76th Session of the U.N. General Assembly at United Nations headquarters on Friday, Sept. 24, 2021. The General Assembly hall is equipped with a teleprompter, but few leaders used it Friday, with most opting for paper speeches. While reading speech texts from phones has become more common in general, the practice remains rare at the General Assembly. (UN WebTV via AP)

Van Life 2.0: Dutch students' road trip in solar mobile home

The solar-powered vehicle is on display on a closed road, in Guyancourt, south of Paris, Friday Sept. 24, 2021. A group of Dutch students has reimagined van life and is hitting the road to Portugal. Just don't call their groundbreaking new solar-powered vehicle a campervan. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)