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How VR training prepares surgeons to save infants’ lives

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Virtual reality promises to be great for gamers, but it has a lot of potential to change the world in other ways. Shauna Heller saw that potential, so she quit her job at Oculus VR and became a consultant to make non-VR applications happen. And one of her projects was create a VR simulation that trains doctors how to treat infants in emergencies. Heller pulled together a team of developers and technologists and matched them with surgeons at the Childrens Hospital in Los Angeles. Together, they made a VR simulation that helps doctors in training to save infants who have suffered some kind of seizure or anaphylactic shock. They worked with the consumer-grade Oculus Rift + Touch. The project began in early 2016 and went throu... Read More
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Most Republicans think negatively of college

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Pew found that most Republicans think higher education is bad for the country. But that wasn't always the case.Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/70785/Find more videos like this at www.newsy.comFollow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideosFollow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideos... Read More
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How donated bikes can put education in reach

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World Bicycle Relief gets bikes to those who need them, which it says can increase access to health care, education and more.Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/70767/Find more videos like this at www.newsy.comFollow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideosFollow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideos... Read More
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Putin holds Q&A with school children in Sochi (streamed live)

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Putin is taking part in a Q&A meeting with children at the Sirius education center in Sochi. Sirius was established on the Russian president’s initiative in 2015 by the Talent and Success Foundation. It was designed for gifted children with skills in the arts, science, and sports, making use of facilities that were originally built for the Sochi Olympics.RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-airSubscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c...Like us on Facebook ... Read More
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The DeanBeat: Roblox’s kid developers make enough ‘robucks’ to pay for college

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Jackson Munsell, Brandon LaRouche and Alex Balfanz grew up in very different places. But they’re converging on San Jose, Calif., this weekend as developers of games in the world of Roblox, the blocky virtual world that is a cousin of Lego and Minecraft. These teenagers have grown up with Roblox, a place where young developers (both boys and, increasingly, girls) can create their own games and make “robucks,” or in-game currency from them. And as the online world surpasses 56 million monthly active users (up from ... Read More
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Fomer FBI agent heads experienced RMF cyber group

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By GREGORY ZELLER // A former FBI special agent will help lead Ruskin Moscou Faltischek’s beefed-up cybersecurity group. A “major expansion” of the Uniondale law firm’s Cybersecurity and Data Privacy practice group places two recent acquisitions – partner Steven Kuperschmid and Richard Frankel, of-counsel – in charge of a nine-attorney squad focused on data security, regulatory compliance and breach response. Ruskin Moscou Faltischek’s cybersecurity practice actually launched several years ago to focus on issues related mostly to healthcare privacy. The rebirth, announced Thursday, reflects the changing face of data and its role in mod... Read More
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Arlington County, Va.: Showcasing at SelectUSA

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This post is part of SelectUSA’s EDO Spotlight series, highlighting the work of EDOs around the country recruiting foreign direct investment, how that work supports jobs and economic growth across the United States, and how SelectUSA partners with EDOs to support economic development.  By Natalie Monkou, Business Development Manager, Arlington Economic Development. As a region, the Greater Washington area is a prime destination for international companies that want to expand and grow in the United States. Arlington’s... Read More
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Employment up 1.7% as the hospitality sector rocks

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Long Island added 19,000 jobs in the year ending in June, a 1.7 percent increase that brings the region’s total private sector employment to 1,172,200, the Labor Department reported Thursday. The increase was in line with national numbers and slightly below New York State job growth of 1.9 percent. Statistically, all of the growth came between May and June, when the region added a record 19,000 jobs, well above the historic average for the period of about 13,500. Give credit to the leisure and hospitality sector, which entered the summer on a strong note. Hotels and restaurants increased payrolls by 7,000 when a gain of 4,100 is typical, while the arts, entertainment, and recreation industry added 5,500 jobs compared to the aver... Read More
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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is a fan project, in the best and worst ways

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Children of Mosul left with trauma, education gap after ISIL rule

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Rebuilding Mosul's education system will take time and a lot of money. But only 4 percent of the $70 million requested by the United Nations has been met and for hundreds of thousands of children, ISIL'S three-year occupation has left a gap in their education and lasting trauma.... Read More
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Companies offer quirky perks like guitar lessons, tattoos

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Sabbaticals, massages, or a home maid service? Bike maintenance, tattoos or guitar lessons? Some small and medium-sized companies are offering quirky and enviable perks to try to attract and keep the best workers. The hundred staffers at marketing firm Velvet Media can periodically spend a month working at any of its offices — Denver, Tokyo, Bangkok or Venice, Italy — with the company paying their expenses, co-CEO Daniele Gatti says. Many businesses provide such out-of-the-norm perks because they want staffers to have a rewarding environment — something likely to resonate as people who deal with work email and respond to texts at all hours demand more satisfaction at work. “We extend work into employees’ li... Read More
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Sudlows to build Indectron data centre

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Sudlows has been selected to design and construct a new Shield House data center for Indectron, a UK provider of colocation space and services. The new 3MW data center will incorporate 18,000 square meters of floor space with capacity for over 500 colocation racks. It will be located in Gloucestershire, near Malvern, in a business park that specializes in cybersecurity firms. The Shield House will incorporate three colocation data halls in a high-security facility. It offers 3MW total capacity, with 1.5MW facility IT power capacity and 100% uptime. The indirect free cooling system has a PUE of up to 1.2... Read More
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NY 2nd lowest percent of youth in workforce

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New York State ranks roughly in the middle of the pack among states in terms of at risk youth and toward the bottom in terms of poverty, according to a new study, but among the lowest in terms of young people in the work force. The ranking by personal finance website WalletHub ranked New York State 26 in the nation for at risk youth, just slightly below average. Most categories defined youth as between age 18 and 24 with a few exceptions that had a higher or lower age limit. Disconnected youth was defined as people ages 18 to 24 not attending school or working and with no degree beyond high school. New York ranked 41 in t... Read More
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Here’s What’s In The House Republican Budget (And Why It Matters)

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Enlarge this image Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., (center) and House Republicans released a fiscal year 2018 budget that would increase military spending and cut other discretionary spending. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption... Read More
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China takes advantage of America’s inability to sell military drones

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Former Secretary of the Air Force official Rebecca Grant, Action Institute program and education director Paul Bonicelli and Bre Payton, staff writer for The Federalist, on the Chinese selling military drones to foreign powers.... Read More
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Kate Edwards joins Take This to continue mental health advocacy in the gaming industry

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Earlier this month, Kate Edwards joined the board of directors at Take This, a mental health advocacy group in the games industry. In some ways, it’s an extension of her previous work as Executive Director of the International Game Developers Association, where she advocated against crunch time and championed diversity. Take This is a non-profit that focuses on raising awareness and providing education around mental illness. In addition to commissioning white papers and studies as well as organizing... Read More
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Highmark Interactive raises $2 million to treat brain injuries with video games

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Highmark Interactive has raised $2 million as part of a seed-funding round. That influx of cash will go toward developing games aimed at treating brain injuries. Last month, Highmark acquired XMG Studio, a mobile game developer, and it plans on expanding its development team further. So far, it hasn’t revealed further details about what its exact methodologies will be or what kind of games it will make. “We believe our video game technology will revolutionize patient management as it relates to the concussion epidemic and other traumatic brain injuries and diseases,” said Andy Smith, Highmark’s CEO. According to the ... Read More
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4 giant steps to build a robot that actually works

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Robots have a rich history. The ancient Hebrews wrote about an artificial being, the golem, that would assist with tedious labor; Leonardo da Vinci published a design for a mechanical knight in 1495; and Westinghouse’s Televox robot, created in 1927, listened to human voice commands. These developments all paved the way for today’s ... Read More
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Brookhaven National Lab Hosts Summer Sundays!

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Tech & Science, School & Education, Local News, Community, Charity & Cause, Arts & Culture By Legislator Anker's Office Published: July 18 2017 For several weeks each summer, Brookhave... Read More
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Brookhaven National Lab and Suffolk Legislator Anker Host Summer Sundays

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Tech & Science, School & Education, Local News, Community, Charity & Cause, Arts & Culture By Legislator Anker's Office Published: July 18 2017 For several weeks each summer, Brookhaven Nationa... Read More
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Nader: Costs aside, college education provides big benefits

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Claude Solnik’s recent LIBN column, “Connecting the Debts,” is important and timely.  However, the column neglects to mention the enormous benefits that higher education yields. It’s vital, however, to look carefully at these benefits as well as the costs. Long Island is a college and university rich environment. It offers a diverse range of excellent institutions of higher learning with widely varying costs, substantial scholarship opportunities, and outstanding program options. The returns to a thoughtful investment in many of these colleges can be extraordinary. There has rarely been a time when the returns to a college degree were bet... Read More
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When you should – and shouldn’t – tap your Roth IRA early

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Most retirement accounts are for one purpose: The money goes in and stays in until retirement — specifically, until the investor turns 59 1/2. Pull it out early and you’ll have to pay taxes and penalties. Understandably, that lengthy lockdown doesn’t always sit well with younger investors. Sure, you may not need that money now, but there could be plenty of future circumstances in which you might. Having thousands of dollars stashed behind bars won’t bail you out of a job loss, get you out of debt or unlock the door to your first home. Enter the Roth individual retirement account. Roth IRA contributions are made with after-tax dollars, so its distributions in retirement are tax-free. That’s a good perk, but there... Read More
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​​Study Reveals Origin of Modern Dog Has a Single Geographic Origin

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​​Study Reveals Origin of Modern Dog Has a Single Geographic Origin Reported in Nature Communications, the finding counters previous research that suggested two domestication events led to the modern dog   STONY BROOK, N.Y., July 18, 2017 – By analyzing the DNA of two prehistoric dogs from Germany, an international research team led by Krishna R. Veeramah, PhD, Assistant Professor of ... Read More
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Jide’s Remix OS, a desktop fork of Android, is being killed off

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Local tech ecosystems: Stop comparing yourselves to Silicon Valley

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From Silicon Alley to Silicon Beach, existing tech hubs and emerging ones long to be seen like the Valley: the self-proclaimed epicenter of all things tech. But why is that? When did living in San Francisco become a necessary prerequisite for being a startup founder or employee? As a New Yorker, I’m a bit biased to the Big Apple — the hustle and bustle of the city and the intrinsic drive that people have here opposite of our laid-back counterparts in the Bay. There are hundreds of tech companies that make up our local ecosystem, yet we still seem to come second to San Francisco. A big blow to the empire state, but an even bigger blow to cities on the horizon. Emerging hubs like Miami, Raleigh/Durham, Dallas, Nashville,... Read More
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Leap Motion raises $50 million for key component of VR’s growth: hand-tracking tech

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Leap Motion has raised $50 million for its virtual reality hand-tracking technology. J.P. Morgan Asset Management led the round. It’s a big vote of confidence in the next generation of VR, as Leap Motion makes sensors that can detect your hand and finger motions in the real world and then translates them into the virtual world. VR is expected to be a $21 billion market by 2021, according to tech adviser Digi-Capital. San Francisco-based Leap Motion said the money will accelerate the comp... Read More
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Apollo Astronauts Reflect on US Moon Missions

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Apollo astronauts Buzz Aldrin, Harrison “Jack” Schmitt, Michael Collins and Walt Cunningham reflected on the U.S. missions to the moon during a gala at the Kennedy Space Center for Aldrin’s space education foundation. (July 17)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: http://smarturl.it/APBreakingNewsThe Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased ne... Read More
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Uber, Lyft take down not just cab drivers, but also lenders

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Ride-hailing apps such as Uber and Lyft have been so disruptive to New York City’s taxi industry, they are causing lenders to fail. Three New York-based credit unions that specialized in loaning money against taxi cab medallions, the hard-to-get licenses that allow the city’s traditional cab fleet to operate, have been placed into conservatorship as the value of those medallions has plummeted. Just three years ago, cab owners and investors were paying as much as $1.3 million for a medallion. Now they are worth less than half that, and some medallion owners owe more on their loans than the medallions are worth. “You’ve got borrowers who are under water. This is just like the subprime loan crisis,” said Keith... Read More
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Buzz Aldrin Rolls Out Red Carpet For Mars

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Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin on Saturday commemorated the upcoming anniversary of the 1969 mission to the moon. He raised more than $190,000 for his nonprofit space education foundation and honored space innovators and pioneers. (July 17)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: ... Read More
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Oculus Medium’s Studio Share adds cooperative sculpting

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Oculus Medium is a creative platform that enables users to create amazingly detailed digital sculptures using the power of VR with their Oculus Rift and Touch controllers. It launched with the Touch controllers back in December, but the platform has since evolved and is now getting a big, new feature that lets you bring along a buddy for some creative expression: Studio Share. [embedded content] The Oculus team took to their official blog to share the news that Studio Share is on the way and curr... Read More
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How a new wave of machine learning will impact today’s enterprise

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Advances in deep learning and other machine learning algorithms are currently causing a tectonic shift in the technology landscape. Technology behemoths like Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook and Salesforce are engaged in an artificial intelligence (AI) arms race, gobbling up machine learning talent and startups at an alarming pace. They are building AI technology war chests in an effort to develop an insurmountable competitive advantage. Today, you can watch a 30-minute deep learning tutorial online, spin up a 10-node cluster over the weekend to experiment, and shut it down on Monday when you’re done – all for the cost of a few hundred bucks. Betting big on an AI future, cloud providers are investing resources to simplify a... Read More
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ICOs won’t replace venture, they’ll benefit from it

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The latest oversimplification of the story around initial coin offerings, or ICOs, is that the venture capital industry might eventually find itself replaced by this hot new form of cryptocurrency-based fundraising. As much as ICOs are a fascinating innovation, as are the blockchain technologies enabling them, the idea that they will replace venture capital is a myth. Like most myths, there is some truth to it. As of early June, blockchain-related startups have raised $327 million through ICOs, more than the $295 million blockchain entrepreneurs have raised through VC funding, according to CoinDesk. And ... Read More
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Governor Cuomo Announces Approval Of 154 Smart Schools Investment Plans, Totaling $103.2 Million

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Closes the "Digital Divide" and Increases access to Technology and High-Speed Broadband in Hundreds of Schools across New York. Albany, NY - July 14, 2017 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced approval of 154 Smart Schools Investment Plans aimed at reimagining teaching and learning for the 21st century. The approved plans, totaling $103.2 million, are part of the $2 billion Smart Schools Bond Act - a sweeping education technology initiative first proposed by the Governor and overwhelmingly approved by voters. The investments authorized today will modernize classrooms across New York and equip students with the skills the... Read More
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Stony Brook Distinguished Professor Receives Distinguished Alumni Award

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Stony Brook Distinguished Professor Receives Distinguished Alumni Award Dr. Arthur P. Grollman, Professor of Pharmacological Science Dr. Arthur Grollman recognized by John Hopkins University for his significant contributions to translational biomedical research Stony Brook, NY - July 14, 2017 – Arthur P. Grollman, M.D, Distinguished Professor of Pharmacological Science, Evelyn G. Glick Professor of Experimenta... Read More
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Cell Towers At Schools: Godsend Or God-Awful?

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Enlarge this image Chelsea Beck/NPR School districts — hard up for cash — are turning to an unlikely source of revenue: cell towers. The multistory metal giants are cropping up on school grounds in Chicago, Milpitas, Calif., Collier County, Fla. and many other places across the country. The big reason: money. As education budgets dw... Read More
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Three Keys to Data Security and Identity Theft Protection

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Think data security and ID fraud are only “big business” issues? Think again. In today’s era of digital dependence, smart dealers are keeping a tight grip on data, and guarding against fraud. The reason? Small to Midsize Businesses (SMBs) such as auto dealerships face the same threat, but often lack those "big business" resources – and as such are perfect targets. In fact, according to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), “60 percent of all targeted cyberattacks last year (2015) struck SMBs.” * The June 2015 report also revealed that “75 percent of all spear-phishing scams in June were directed at SMBs, with the very smallest companies — those with 250 employees or fewer — bearing the majority of tho... Read More
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Dev Bootcamp shuttering shows challenges of teaching coal miners to code

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We heard this week that Dev Bootcamp, the first of the coding bootcamps, will close its doors in December, unable to “reach a sustainable business model,” according to the company. But I think there’s more hiding behind the headlines (isn’t there always?). First, some background. Dev Bootcamp birthed the coding bootcamp industry in 2012. Codi... Read More
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Survey: GOP Views on Higher Education Rapidly Shifting

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Pew Research Center on July 11 released new survey results that find, for the first time, a majority of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents say colleges and universities are having a negative effect on the United States... Read More
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Destination Long Island: July 22-25

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LOBSTER FEST FUNDRAISER AT VANDERBILT ESTATE Spend a summer evening the way the Vanderbilts did on their 43-acre estate overlooking the bay and Long Island Sound. Enjoy passed hors d’oeuvres, whole-steamed lobsters, grilled skirt steak, steamed clams, roasted sweet corn, and paella. You’ll find craft beer, sangria and live music and dancing for a fund-raising event benefitting education programs at the Vanderbilt Museum. (Vanderbilt Museum. Centerport. 631-854-5579. July 22.) ROMERO BRITTO EXHIBIT AT LAMANTIA GALLERY Brazilian neo-pop artist Romero Britto (he created the bottles for Absolut Vodka’s Absolut Art ad campaign) is a painter, serigrapher and sculptor. With a g... Read More
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Female House Members: Don’t Dismantle Title IX

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Democratic female House members gather to call on the Education department to keep Title IX in place and not dismantle all the hard work done by the former administration. (July 13)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: http://smarturl.it/APBreakingNewsThe Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platf... Read More
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The FCC says net neutrality destroys small ISPs. So has it?

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Net neutrality is meant to prevent internet giants like Comcast, Verizon, and AT&T from wielding their huge networks as weapons to suppress competition from web companies like Netflix, Dropbox, and even sources of news. While those large ISPs account for the vast majority of US internet subscribers, there are thousands of other internet providers out there that don’t have that kind of power. And though they’re small, they’ve played an outsized role in the net neutrality debate. In April, 22 small cable providers signed a letter to the Federal Communications Comm... Read More
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Meet the Experts Through ITA Trade Events

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By Anne Driscoll, Assistant Secretary for Industry & Analysis and Tom McGinty, National Director for U.S. Operations, U.S. Commercial Service No matter what business you’re in, chances are that as an exporter you use U.S. and international trade shows and industry or market-focused workshops, seminars, and conferences as part of your marketing mix.  As the federal agency primarily responsible for international trade matters, ITA understands this and works to fulfill the needs of companies that export with an eclectic mix of events. Major Trade Shows At 25 or more major U.S. industry shows every year, ITA provides export experts who counsel, offer market briefings, and connect U.S. exhibit... Read More
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Games for Change’s 14th festival showcases social impact with diverse finalists

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The game industry has a growing number of festivals that tackle issues such as diversity, like the Game Devs of Color Expo and the GaymerX Convention, but the Games for Change Festival is still the only one that focuses solely on social and educational impact in games. Now in its 14th year, the event is prepping for its July 31 to August 2 run in New York City. As in the past, it will feature panels and demos examining the intersection of games and other fields such as neuroscience and public policy, as well... Read More
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Crikey! Northwell, Aussie counterparts come together

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Some of Northwell Health’s best practices are heading down under. A unique exchange program between the New Hyde Park-based health system and Australia’s Epworth HealthCare system has brought a team of Aussie clinicians and administrators to Long Island to soak up some Northwell Health style. Epworth HealthCare is the largest Australian nonprofit health system, with 6,500 employees and 10 hospitals serving Melbourne and other parts of the densely populated State of Victoria. To help it run better, Epworth delegates took notes on how they do things at Northwell He... Read More
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Stony Brook Medicine Named to 2017 “Most Wired” List for Ninth Consecutive Year

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Stony Brook Medicine Named to 2017 “Most Wired” List for Ninth Consecutive Year Stony Brook Medicine is among 36 hospitals and health systems statewide and 512 nationwide named to the Most Wired list. STONY BROOK, NY, July 12, 2017 – In recognition of its innovative use of technology to drive efficiencies and improve both care and the patient experience, Stony Brook Medicine has earned the 'Most Wired®' designation from the Hospitals & Health Networks and the American Hospital... Read More
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Once A Bustling Black Enclave, East Austin Residents Make A Suburban Exodus

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Enlarge this image Many families who used to live in East Austin have relocated to nearby Manor, Texas. Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon/KUT hide caption toggle caption Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon/KUT On a Sunday in late April, P... Read More
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Betsy DeVos hits reset on new student loan consumer protections

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The Trump administration has held up the implementation of Obama-era rules that would have allowed student borrowers to have their debt erased if they had been victims of fraud by for-profit schools. Now 18 states and the District of Columbia have responded with a lawsuit challenging the Education Department. Jeffrey Brown learns more from Anya Kamenetz of NPR.... Read More
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This 14-year-old discovered a new approach to cleaning up oil spills

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Anika Bhagavatula, a 14-year-old student from Wilton, Connecticut, is one of the national finalists in the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge — a science and engineering competition for middle school students that earns the winner a $25,000 award as well as title of "America's Top Young Scientist."Bhagavatula's project uses unconventional materials — what some people would consider garbage — to absorb oil and perhaps one day, become a new, better way to clean up oil spills.We spoke with her about how she came up with this idea and how she conducted her research. The following is a transcript of the video.The reason why I wanted to pinpoint oil spills was because there... Read More
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Stony Brook, Molloy crack top 100 in Money’s annual list

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Stony Brook University managed to break into the top 100 of Money Magazine “Best Colleges For Your Money” list, which was issued this week. Two other Long Island institutions, Molloy College and Adelphi University, made the top 300 or so out of the 711 colleges the magazine included in its annual survey. Stony Brook, Molloy College and Adelphi University came in the 54th, 96th and 303rd respectively. Money Magazine used metrics that ranked all colleges based on their relative educational qualities, affordability and alumni successes. Money determined the rankings based on median SAT/ACT scores, estimated tuition fee (2017-18) without aid and with average grant, the percentage of students who get need-based and me... Read More
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In Texas, People With Mental Illness Are Finding Work Helping Peers

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Enlarge this image There's a severe shortage of professional mental health care providers in Texas. Peer specialists — certified and paid — have begun to bridge the gap. Texas is one of more than 35 states that finance peer services through Medicaid. Martin Barraud/Getty Images hide caption ... Read More
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Genetics PhD Candidate Wins Prestigious NIH Awards

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Genetics PhD candidate Alex Bott is ready to take his place in the front ranks of the fight against cancer, and he has the grants to prove it. Genetics PhD candidate Alex Bott This past year, Bott was recognized with two prestigious and highly competitive awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH): the F31 (Predoctoral Individual National Research Service Award) and the newly-established F99/K00 — the Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award, which is designed to encourage and retain outstanding gradua... Read More
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Nimble Launches Add-in for Microsoft Office 365 and Outlook, Delivering Social Business Insights on People and Companies

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Free Nimble Add-in Delivers Contact and Company Background Details to Office 365 SANTA MONICA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–July 11, 2017– Nimble, the pioneer of Social Sales and Marketing CRM, today announced Nimble Smart Contacts App, a new freemium add-in for Microsoft Office 365, Outlook desktop and iOS that delivers instant social business insights o... Read More
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Credit Agencies To Ease Up On Medical Debt Reporting

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Enlarge this image Half of all the debt that appears on credit reports is related to medical expenses, according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. PeopleImages/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption PeopleImages/Getty Imag... Read More
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Smithsonian highlights indie game makers with museum arcade

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On the weekend of August 5, the Smithsonian American Art Museum Arcade will showcase 40 indie games at its third annual event in Washington, D.C. It’s free to the public and, along with showcasing indie games, it has an educational bent and will feature workshops and student work. “The first year of the arcade was a local-developer-only show to test the idea of how we’d run such an event and that drew about 4,000 visitors,” said Chris Totten, the executive organizer of the event, in an email. “Last year, we opened it up to all U.S. developers and got international submissions and that show attracted 11,750 people.” SAAM Arcade is an official Smithsonian American Art Museum event with help from American Universit... Read More
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Legislator Birnbaum Honors Parvaneh Khodadadian for Women’s History Month

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(MINEOLA, NY) – Nassau County Legislator Ellen W. Birnbaum (D-Great Neck) was delighted to honor Parvaneh Khodadadian on Monday, March 27, 2017 at the 19th Annual Trailblazers Awards Ceremony at the Nassau County Legislative Chamber in Mineola. As part of Women’s History Month, County Legislators honor outstanding women in their legislative districts who have “blazed trails” through the wonderful work they do in their communities. Parvaneh Khodadadian was born and educated in Iran where she graduated from Tehran University with a degree in Pharmacy. She came to the United States in 1968 with her husband Parviz and her infant daughter. Parvaneh is a long time member and the first female member of the Sephardic Heritage All... Read More
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Small step toward big future for Tiny House class

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By GREGORY ZELLER // From the Tiny House File comes big things, with more than a dozen adult learners completing the first Eastern Suffolk BOCES carpentry class dedicated to the diminutive-dwelling movement. With a little help from Riverhead-based sustainable-housing expert Hunter Shelters and Selden-based business-development services provider Dynamic Supplier Alignment, the educational cooperative of ... Read More
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Pairing Wine And Weed: Is It A California Dream Or Nightmare?

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Enlarge this image Proponents of the emerging pot-for-pleasure industry want to grab a share of the nearly $2 billion tourism business in Sonoma County with events like dinners that incorporate marijuana. Courtesy of Sonoma Cannabis Company/Kristen Jeanne hide caption toggle c... Read More
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Research predicts cloud robotics market to reach $226B by 2021

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GTI, an international group dedicated to the advancement of TD-LTE and 5G technologies, has released a new white paper detailing research into cloud robotics. Among other things, the paper states that the cloud robotics market is expected to grow from $34.1 billion in 2016 to $226.2 billion in 2021. This exponential growth prediction is based on advances in AI and machine learning, while consumer adoption is predicated primarily on two factors: an ageing population, and the increasing use of robots in industrial automation. However, cloud-connected robots are expected to help meet co... Read More
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Is the Senate health care bill on life support?

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Congress returns to Washington on Monday after a weeklong recess. The first item on the agenda is the Republican health care bill in the Senate, as leaders scramble for votes. Also, Education Sec. Betsy DeVos is being sued by 18 states and D.C. over a student-loan rule. Erin Delmore, senior political correspondent for Bustle News, joins CBSN with more details.Subscribe to the "CBSN" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch "CBSN" live HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1PlLpZ7Follow "CBSN" on Ins... Read More
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International student enrollment holds steady

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A report from the Institute of International Education says that international enrollment fell by just 2 percent.Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/70432/Find more videos like this at www.newsy.comFollow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideosFollow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideos... Read More
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Could Concrete Help Solve the Problem of Air Pollution?

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Could Concrete Help Solve the Problem of Air Pollution?Study indicates concrete construction waste can help rid the air of sulfur dioxide, a major pollutant This electron microscopy image of concrete includes a model of sulfur dioxide interactions with concrete surface – represented by the colored spheres. Credit: Marija Illoska STONY BROOK, N.Y., July 7, 2017 – New research reveals that sulfur dioxide, a major contributor to air pollution, is removed fr... Read More
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Westbury allies give Charlotte a ‘workforce experience’

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By GREGORY ZELLER // A professional alliance assembled at LaunchPad Westbury has joined with the Microsoft Corp. on an ambitious “workforce experience” program. Please do not call it an “internship.” This experience, which delivers unprecedented technological and on-the-job training to 18 disadvantaged North Carolina youth, starts in the office of Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts, who upon taking her oath in 2015 inherited a longstanding Mayor’s Youth Employment Program. To evolve the three-decade-old summer program, Roberts’ office decided to incorp... Read More
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Hedge fund buys 10% of Hain Celestial

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A California-based hedge fund with an appetite for taking an active role in managing public firms has taken a 9.9 percent stake in Lake Success-based Hain Celestial and nominated seven directors to its board. Newport Beach, Calif.-based Engaged Capital in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing indicated it had taken a nearly 10 percent stake in the firm. Engaged Capital in the filing said it believes the shares to be undervalued and “an attractive investment opportunity.” The hedge fund, led by Glenn Welling, in the filing also said it submitted seven candidates for the board and would continue to “review their investment,” which could lead it to investigate options “including a sale of the Issuer as a... Read More
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18 States Sue Betsy DeVos And Education Dept. Over Delay Of Borrower Defense Rule

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Enlarge this image Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, seen here testifying on Capitol Hill last month, is accused of unlawfully delaying a federal rule stemming from the Obama administration. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption ... Read More
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Brazil’s Independent Games Festival goes beyond games to business

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On the first floor of Brazil’s Independent Games Festival, around 20,000 attendees played indie titles from all over the world on rows of TVs and in virtual reality booths. Some folks lined up against the wall, waiting to get into the latest panel about composing music or narrative design. Others huddled around the robot racing course in the back. But in the basement, it was all business. “Video games are a global business. You develop for the world. We realized that even with a small games scene at the time, most companies were developing their games in English,” said Eliana Russi, the executive director of BIG, in an interview with GamesBeat. “They were already considering self-publishing internationally. We start... Read More
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Donors to minority students: Put that in your Pipeline

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By GREGORY ZELLER // High-achieving high schoolers will enjoy another season of study at the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine, thanks to multiple donors. A legion of charitable groups has pumped some $85,000 into the school’s Medical Scholars Pipeline Program, which sows the seeds of future collegiate careers by exposing disadvantaged minority students to healthcare professions. Now in its eighth year, the MSPP has welcomed roughly 60 high school students into its 2017 class, hailing from Hempstead, Uniondale and schools in Q... Read More
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Survey: US companies add a modest 158,000 jobs in June

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U.S. businesses added a modest 158,000 jobs in June, a survey found — a sign that hiring has decelerated but remains healthy enough to lower the unemployment rate over time. Payroll processor ADP said Thursday that the strongest job gains were in services, such as education, health care, hotels and restaurants. Manufacturers added 6,000 jobs, but construction firms and mining companies, which include oil and gas drillers, cut 6,000. The data echoes other figures that show hiring has slowed over the spring, with job gains averaging just 121,000 from March through May, according to government data. Most economists chalk it up to a dwindling supply of workers as the unemployment rate falls. Analysts predict that the g... Read More
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Attention School Nurses: Free Lifesaving Heroin Overdose Prevention Training Available on July 13th

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By Eden Laikin Mineola, NY – Building on prior initiatives to train school nurses to administer the lifesaving overdose reversal antidote Naloxone, Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano invites school nurses and residents to attend a free Overdose Prevention Workshop on Thursday, July 13th at 7pm at the East Meadow Firehouse, located at 197 East Meadow Avenue.  Free Naloxone kits are provided to each trainee.  During the workshop, attendees will be trained to administer Naloxone and learn the warning signs of drug addiction, new and effective treatment options, personal stories of recovery, and more. County Executive Mangano stated, “I encourage school personnel to take advantage of thi... Read More
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Cona: Elder care expands in New York; will it be enough?

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New York is one of the first states in the nation to enact a paid family leave benefit law and to expand the definition of family caregiving to include elder care. Gov. Cuomo’s Paid Family Leave Benefits Law applies to all businesses, regardless of size, and will be phased in over the next four years beginning in January 2018. While this new benefit is a victory for elder caregivers, it does not tell the whole story. The Paid Family Leave benefit provides for a phase in of up to 12 weeks of paid leave time to care for a family member with a serious health condition, which includes caring for a parent, parent-in-law, grandparent, spouse, domestic partner, child or grandchild. However, the benefit will only provide 50 percent of t... Read More
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Mangano: Food Service Program to Provide Children with 62,000 Free Lunches this Summer

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Mineola, NY - County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced that the Nassau Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) - administered by the Department of Social Services (DSS) and funded by New York State Department of Education - will begin July 5th and end August 18th.  In 2017 the County expects to serve approximately 62,300 lunches to 2,525 children at 30 community sites during the months of July and August. County Executive Mangano stated, “The Summer Food Service Program ensures children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session.  Together, we are making sure no child goes hungry this summer in Nassau County.” Lunch meals are provided to all eligible children 18 years and under without c... Read More
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Agnes Gund’s Art for Social Justice’s Sake

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Agnes Gund, the president emerita of the Museum of Modern Art, sometimes runs out of ready cash for her liberal philanthropy. “This is why I have to sell so much art, because I promise things that I can’t really pay for,” she told Andrew Goldstein, the editor of Artnet, last month. Hence Gund’s sale of “Masterpiece” (1962), by Roy Lichtenstein, a painting that for years had hung above the mantel in her Park Avenue apartment. She has given a hundred million dollars, from the sale price of a hundred and sixty-five million, to establish the Art for Justice Fund, dedicated to ... Read More
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Mangano: Food Services Program To Provide Children With 62,000 Free Lunches This Summer

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County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced that the Nassau Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) - administered by the Department of Social Services (DSS) and funded by New York State Department of Education - will begin July 5th and end August 18th. In 2017 the County expects to serve approximately 62,300 lunches to 2,525 children at 30 community sites during the months of July and August. County Executive Mangano stated, “The Summer Food Service Program ensures children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session. Together, we are making sure no child goes hungry this summer in Nassau County.” Lunch meals are provided to all eligible children 18 years and under without... Read More
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5 tips to land the perfect pitch

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Presented by Wells Fargo Startup CEOs are all too familiar with the hustle — forming a team, building a product, attracting funding, watching burn rates, and attracting more funding. Through it all, they’re constantly pitching their solution to a variety of audiences. When it comes time to scale, startups often look to forge relationships with longstanding institutions –commonly through accelerator programs. These programs also allow organizations like mine to explore big ideas and help shape the future of our evolving customer needs. As the head of the Wells Fargo Startup Accelerator program, I have the opportunity to review pitches from hundreds of startups from around the world, all looking to stand ... Read More
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Reno entrepreneurs praise low costs, but cite capital and talent challenges

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Starting a tech company in Silicon Valley is very, very hard, and conventional wisdom holds that doing so elsewhere would be even more difficult. But is it? While founders everywhere confront such challenges as determining product-to-market fit, developing supply chain management, and establishing reliable, recurring revenue streams, those outside Silicon Valley — or New York and Boston, for that matter — may avoid some of the hurdles of setting up in a tech hub. Weighing in at a recent VentureBeat event to kick off our ... Read More
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Stony Brook Professor Named a 2017 American Chemical Society Fellow

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Stony Brook Professor Named a 2017 American Chemical Society FellowDr. Nicole Sampson recognized for research in protein and macromolecular interactions Stony Brook, NY – July 3, 2017 – The American Chemical Society (ACS) has named Stony Brook University Chemistry Professor Nicole S. Sampson, PhD, to the 2017 class of ACS Fellows, which recognizes scientists who have demonstrated outstanding ... Read More
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Mangano: Food Service Program to Provide Children with 62,000 Free Lunches this Summer

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Mineola, NY – County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced that the Nassau Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) – administered by the Department of Social Services (DSS) and funded by New York State Department of Education – will begin July 5th and end August 18th.  In 2017 the County expects to serve approximately 62,300 lunches to 2,525 children at 30 community sites during the months of July and August. County Executive Mangano stated, “The Summer Food Service Program ensures children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session.  Together, we are making sure no child goes hungry this summer in Nassau County.” Lunch meals are provided to all eligible children 18... Read More
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Zimbabwe’s ‘child brides’ get second chance at education

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Human rights groups in Zimbabwe say an increasing number of girls are being expelled from school because their parents cannot pay their tuition fees.This leads to many girls becoming child brides.But an aid agency, Plan International, is giving some a second chance at education.Al Jazeera’s Haru Mutasa reports from Epworth, Zimbabwe.- Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe- Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish- Find us on Fa... Read More
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Horoscopes by PsychicDeb for July 2017

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Aries – Jupiter opposite natal Sun – someone who arrives from a distance plays a vital role in your personal affairs. There’s a new sense of gaiety and celebration around your home. Take special care with your appearance – your clothes, styles, colors. Sagittarius and Gemini people are in the picture. Taurus – ruling planet in the 2nd house – clear up financial details early in the month. Later, you’ll be able to lay long-range plans for travel, education, teaching or publishing. Disciplined fields of study will appeal to you; you’ll be intrigued with the organization of material. An Aquarian plays a role. Gemini ... Read More
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Get ready for serious games that improve your judgment

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For years, video games have provided useful imitations of real-world scenarios. From flight simulations to military training, video games offer a low-risk environment to develop necessary experience. Now, a recent government intelligence program has taken that a step further, creating video games to improve cognitive skills. The recurrent errors in our decision-making In psychology, heuristics are the simple, efficient rules that people use to form judgments and make decisions. These classifiers are the effortless, intuitive thought processes that we have encoded into every facet of our daily lives for acts like forming sentences and recognizing faces,. And they serve a crucial purpose. Unlike newborn ch... Read More
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Levy: SUNY seats should be prioritized for New York students over foreigners

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I know I’m getting into hot water delving into this area, but someone has to say it: the children of New York taxpayers should get priority to our state universities over foreign students. When I was an elected official, I spoke out against illegal immigration and the impact it has on our schools, neighborhoods, hospitals and criminal justice system. Even though I was a strong supporter of diversity and legal immigration, many in the media and the left were quick to erroneously paint such views are xenophobic, nativist, bigoted, etc. Total nonsense, of course, but such a backlash deters others from saying it like it is. I imagine that is why we have seen such little attention focused on a growing problem wit... Read More
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The complete history of the IBM PC, part one: The deal of the century

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Overcooked wins Best Game at Brazil’s Independent Games Festival’s award show

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Overcooked won the award for Best Game at Brazil’s Independent Games Festival (BIG) tonight. BIG is the largest indie games festival in Latin America, and it’s an energetic celebration of independent developers in Brazil as well as abroad. Overcooked is a co-op cooking game developed by Ghost Town Games and published by Team17. It’s previously won Best British Game and Best Family Game at the British Academy Games Awards, and Best Debut Game at the TIGA Games Industry Awards in 2016. It was also among GamesBeat PC Gaming writer Jeff Grubb’s 10 favorite games of 2016. Along with showcasing games to th... Read More
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William Floyd Career & Technical Education Graduates Ready for the Future

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Mastic Beach, NY, June 29, 2017 – William Floyd High School Career and Technical Education (CTE) students performed well on the rigorous National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) certification exams (written and clinical performance) with a nearly 80 percent passing rate for all academies, which includes two academies with 100 percent passing rates – Medical Assisting and Culinary Arts. In total, 91 out of 116 students in all academies – automotive technology, business, carpentry, cosmetology, culinary arts and medical assisting – passed the rigorous examinations and earned a Career and Technical Education Cord to wear at graduation. ... Read More
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Professor and Bioethicist to Join National Committee on Ethical Issues of Organ Transplantation

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Professor and Bioethicist to Join National Committee on Ethical Issues of Organ Transplantation Stony Brook, New York, - June 29, 2017 – Andrew Flescher,PhD, a Professor in the Department of Family, Population and Preventive Medicine at Stony Brook University School of Medicine, has been appointed to serve on the national ethics committee of the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), the country's non-profit organization that manages the nationwide organ procurement and transplant program. His three-year term will begin July 1st. ... Read More
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Top bidder for Dowling campus fails to close out purchase

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The top bidder for Dowling College’s campus on Long Island has failed to close on its offer, leaving the second highest bidder to purchase the property. NCF Capital, which was identified as the “backup bidder” in court documents pertaining to the Central Islip campus’ sale, offered $26.1 million. According to published reports, this was below Princeton Education Center LLC’s winning bid of $26.5 million. According to realtor Andy Graiser, Princeton Education didn’t close on the sale last week “so we just moved right up to our backup bidder.” Princeton notified Dowling on June 19 that it wouldn’t be able to close in time due to a lack of funds. Dowling College lost its accreditation and closed in Au... Read More
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PayPal invests in LendUp, a startup that offers loans to consumers rejected by banks

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(Reuters) — PayPal has invested in LendUp, a San Francisco-based startup that offers loans online to consumers who have been traditionally overlooked by banks because they are considered too risky. LendUp said it had secured a strategic investment from the payments company on Wednesday. It did not disclose terms of the deal. PayPal confirmed in a statement that it had made an investment. LendUp also said that Carrie Dolan, the former chief financial officer of online lender LendingClub and treasurer of Charles Schwab Corp, has been appointed as an adviser to its board of directors. Founded in 2012, LendUp is among the cohort of young tech-savvy companies that automate parts of the lending process to make i... Read More
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Augmenix Announces First Prostate Cancer Patients Treated with SpaceOAR® Hydrogel in Israel

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The Chaim Sheba Medical Center now offers the hydrogel spacer to reduce side-effects during prostate cancer radiation therapy BEDFORD, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–June 28, 2017– Augmenix, Inc., a medical technology company that develops, manufactures, and sells proprietary absorbable hydrogels that separate and protect organs at risk during radiotherapy, today announced that the first patients have been treated with SpaceOAR® hydrogel at the Chaim Sheba Medical Center in Tel Hashomer, Israel. SpaceOAR hydrogel is an absorbable prostate-rectum spacer that reduces rectal injury during prostate radiotherapy. This Smart News Releas... Read More
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5 steps to prepare your company for the AI revolution

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For all the excitement around artificial intelligence and other automation technologies, we’ve only seen a fraction of the opportunities automation will create. With all the change still to come, it’s worth considering now the role these technologies will play in your company’s future. The practical benefits of automation are many: fewer data-entry errors, faster customer service response times, workload automation, better resource management, and the ability to turn legacy data into powerful insights. These functions enable your company to operate more efficiently. They also empower your employees to excel in new ... Read More
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Researchers Define Structure of Key Enzyme Implicated in Cancer, Neurological Disease

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Researchers Define Structure of Key Enzyme Implicated in Cancer, Neurological DiseaseFindings published in PNAS could be a basis for new therapeutic approaches Stony Brook, NY – June 28, 2017 – A Stony Brook University-led team of researchers has determined the structure of a key enzyme involved with cell growth regulation in cancer and neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer's disease. The finding, published in PNAS, reveals the first visualization of the enzyme and could provide insight into how the enzyme is activated. ... Read More
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Facebook Messenger’s new Discover tab features top bots

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Facebook today announced its Discover tab for finding featured bots and brands will be rolled out to Messenger users in the United States in the coming days. The Discover tab breaks these conversations up into a dozen categories including education, personal finance, news, sports, and shopping. Located in the bottom right hand corner of the Messenger app, the Discover tab comes with some pretty substantial changes compared to the version first made available in April for a limited number of users. Version 1.1 removes the chat with local businesses feature and the popular bots sections in each category, as well as combines automated and human chat experiences into a single stream. To differentiate between chat with bots and chat wi... Read More
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Knicks fire team president Phil Jackson

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Published on Jun 28, 2017The Knicks are firing Phil Jackson after he served as team president for over three years.Click here to read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/bas...Subscribe to our channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/nydailynewsFollow us on Twitter: ... Read More