Science & Technology

Greenhouse Labs Spur Student Learning on Manhattan Rooftops

At P.S. 333 on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, students are studying science in their very own rooftop greenhouse -- one of 12 built as part of an initiative to put 100 greenhouse labs in New York City schools by 2020.

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Erin Barker  |  January 31, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
From tales of unearthing environmental scandal to participating in a medical study gone too far, the science-based stories spun in the creative collective The Story Collider are seriously weird -- but true.
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John Farley  |  January 17, 2012 1:37 PM | Comments
An expert who teaches classes to help seniors keep up with technology talks to MetroFocus about how you -- or your grandma-- can learn to use social media effectively.
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Georgia Kral  |  January 11, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
City educators and advocates share their predictions -- and their hopes -- for what makes it into Bloomberg's State of the City address.
Bloomberg is predicted to tout his aggressive - and successful- public health agenda in his State of the City address. Flickr/yourdon.
Samantha Riddell  |  December 28, 2011 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
As 2011 ends and 2012 begins, MetroFocus looks back on what we've bid adieu to and what's coming our way in the new year.
Four winning regions were announced Wednesday, in Gov. Andrew Cuomo's new competition for capitol funding. Cuomo created 10 regional councils in New York State last summer. MetroFocus/Kevon Greene.
John Farley  |  December 8, 2011 2:53 PM | Comments
All of the competitors in Gov. Andrew Cuomo's experimental regional funding contest were at least given a consolation prize, but only four took home the truly big bucks.
Four winning regions were announced Wednesday, in Gov. Andrew Cuomo's new competition for capitol funding. Cuomo created 10 regional councils in New York State last summer. MetroFocus/Kevon Greene.
John Farley  |  November 29, 2011 4:00 AM | Updated: Nov. 30, 2011 | Comments
Gov. Andrew Cuomo's experimental model for allocating economic development funds resembles a combination of lottery and beauty pageant for New York's 10 regions.VIDEO
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Sam Lewis  |  November 9, 2011 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
The story of how two strangers conspired to save an abandoned rail in the late '90s and transform it into a vital urban park.VIDEO
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Jon Lentz for The Capitol  |  October 25, 2011 10:50 AM | Comments
The Cuomo administration hopes hydrofracking will bring jobs to New York but Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has raised red flags about the environmental impact of drilling.
Hurricane Irene: Tree down across the LIRR Montauk Branch near the Jackie Robinson Overpass. Metropolitan Transportation Authority / Francis Zaino.
John Lentz for The Capitol  |  September 7, 2011 10:37 AM | Comments
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has blasted the Long Island Power Authority for its frustratingly slow efforts to restore power after Tropical Storm Irene, but the governor hasn’t been so quick to exert his own power on the public authority. The Capitol reports.
Brash Twitter users might find the NYPD at their door. The department's new social media unit plans to bolster police activity online. Flickr/ Sean Mactree.
John Farley  |  August 11, 2011 5:33 PM | 1 Comment
While politicians were (hopefully) schooled in the unsavory usage of social media by the Anthony Weiner sexting scandal, there's now another group that ought to heed the perils of overshares on Facebook, Youtube and Twitter: criminals.
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