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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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David Cruz, NJ Today  |  September 4, 2013 3:45 PM | Comments
With the governor and the Energy Secretary on hand, NJ Transit announced that it is taking the first steps to plan for the construction of NJ TransitGrid, a so-called micro-grid that would allow the transit system to operate independently of the main grid in case of an emergency, like Sandy.VIDEO
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August 30, 2013 1:49 PM | Comments
The next edition of MetroFocus features mayoral candidate Bill Thompson, a review of the Five Borough Ballot reporting project, New Jersey's micro-grid study, an upcoming documentary about Billie Jean King, and the Central Park BioBlitzVIDEO
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August 21, 2013 4:59 PM | Comments
On this week's episode of MetroFocus: Cornell NYC Tech coming to Roosevelt Island, Broadband access in rural towns, the Lady at the O.K. Corral, and a museum all about math.VIDEO
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August 16, 2013 11:30 AM | Comments
On the next episode of MetroFocus: Cornell NYC Tech coming to Roosevelt Island, Broadband access in rural towns, the Lady at the O.K. Corral, and a museum all about math.VIDEO
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Marisa Wong  |  August 7, 2013 3:40 PM | Comments
Google's first Geek Street Fair turned Chelsea’s 14th Street Park into a veritable smorgasbord of science, technology, engineering and math.VIDEO
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Chantel Simpson  |  August 7, 2013 3:39 PM | Comments
To better understand the biggest threats to Lake George's pristine water quality, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), IBM and The Fund for Lake George have teamed up for the The Jefferson Project at Lake George to transform the body of water into the world's "smartest".VIDEO
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August 7, 2013 3:39 PM | Comments
The latest from MetroFocus: Marriage equality, Sal Albanese, making Lake George “smarter”, and the Google Geek Street FairVIDEO
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August 2, 2013 2:43 PM | Comments
The latest episode of our award-winning news magazine: the marriage equality campaign, Democratic mayoral candidate Sal Albanese, making Lake George “smart”, and the Google Geek Street FairVIDEO
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July 24, 2013 3:41 PM | Comments
On the show this week: building a culture for tech innovation with Cornell NYC Tech, mayoral candidate Adolfo Carrión Jr., bringing broadband for rural towns, and Malala speaks out.VIDEO
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Kirsti Itameri  |  July 24, 2013 3:40 PM | Comments
From credit card processing to college applications, much of modern life revolves around the internet. But while high-speed, broadband service is taken for granted by many Americans, close to 20 million, or six percent of the population, still lack access.VIDEO
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