Science/Technology

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Researchers at the University at Buffalo conducted earthquake simulations Tuesday to test the vulnerability of unreinforced masonry buildings, typical in New York City. 

WBFO News by photo Mike Desmond

The University at Buffalo has major partnerships with universities in Zimbabwe. That country's minister of science and technology development visited UB's Center of Excellence Tuesday.  WBFO's Mike Desmond was there to speak with the leader.

The Canadian doctor who faced charges in the US of smuggling drugs and human growth hormone across the border has been cleared of charges up north.

Canadian authorities have issued a stay against Dr. Anthony Galea, the sports doctor known to have treated Alex Rodriguez, Tiger Woods and other high-profile athletes.

Galea was given a year of unsupervised release in US courts and faces no prison time.
 

Freeze warning for most of region; more crop damage

Apr 12, 2012
Photo from Singer Farms, Appleton, NY

The National Weather Service has issued a freeze warning for much of the region.  It is posted for Erie, Niagara, Chautauqua, Genesee and Orleans counties from midnight Thursday to 9 a.m. Friday.

The greatest coverage of freezing and subfreezing temperatures is expected overnight.  Temperatures will dip into the upper 20’s away from the Lakes to the lower 30’s along the Lake Shores.

This will once again have an impact only the already budding fruit trees and other sensitive vegetation.   

Courtesy photo / SUNY Buffalo

Why some wounds heal quickly and others don’t sometimes baffles doctors.

Now, new research at the University at Buffalo uses special light filters to find answers.

Thin slices of plastic, known as “rainbow polymers,” reflect certain wavelengths of light. Depending on what color a polymer is designed for, researchers can employ the technology for a number of uses because it identifies an object's "true color."

Ground breaking cardiac surgery comes to WNY

Jan 25, 2012

Ground breaking cardiac surgery is being conducted right here in Buffalo.

A team of surgeons at Buffalo General Hospital last week successfully implanted a Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement in two patients who suffered from aortic stenosis, a disease that affects the valve between the left ventricle of the heart and the aorta, the largest artery in the human body.

Buffalo, NY – Soil problems have been blamed for severe damage to about 200 homes in affluent subdivisions of Amherst. But geology experts and one town official say the problem may be at least partly human interference.

Amherst Town councilmember Bill Kindel says the calls and complaints keep coming. Amherst Town officials are scrambling to answer the concerns now of about two hundred homeowners who say their houses are falling apart. And he says that could mean damages in the millions. But safety may be an even bigger concern.

Buffalo, NY – There was a brief disturbance Monday morning high a top of the Statler Building in downtown Buffalo. The two peregrine falcons, nested at a 17th floor window, watched as human hands snatched up their three chicks.

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