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Slinging Pumpkins in the Name of Science

11-24-16
Picatinny Arsenal is turning Lake Picatinny into ground zero for the first-ever pumpkin slinging STEM competition for high school students.

Flight Delays Possible From ‘Too Hot to Handle’ Weather

7-11-16
Hot temperatures can cause planes to have decreased performance when it comes to takeoffs and landings. That inefficiency results in planes needing longer runways, which some smaller airports don't have.

Wireless Device Offers Easier Way to Monitor Patients

6-21-16
Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck is using ViSi Mobile, a device patients wear on their wrists, to monitor vital signs continuously without poles, wires and tubes that are traditionally used.

OpenZika Project Uses Public to Help Find Zika Virus Cure

5-25-16
OpenZika offers an opportunity for anyone to help find a cure for the Zika virus. Through a website, you can sign up to run calculations on your computer or Android device.

Princeton Plasma Physics Lab Studies Energy Source

5-23-16
The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory is studying fusion, which researchers believe can be a very important energy source in the future.

Propeller Fest: Region’s First Tech, Business Summit

5-20-16
Hoboken’s Pier A was the site for Propeller Fest, the region’s first ever tech and business summit with thousands of entrepreneurs.

West Orange Renames School After Twin Astronauts

5-19-16
West Orange renamed Pleasantdale Elementary Kelly Elementary School in honor of Mark and Scott Kelly, twins who served as NASA astronauts and grew up in the municipality.

Does a Decline in Landline Use Affect Striking Verizon Workers?

5-13-16
The percentage of households with landlines and no cellphones is shrinking while wireless only households are on the rise.

Network Center Prepares for Spike During Political Conventions

5-13-16
The Global Network Operations Center, or GNOC, is outfitting Cleveland and Philadelphia for a spike in internet usage during political conventions by deploying antenna systems across the city.

WPU Professor Discusses Gender Stereotypes

4-7-16
William Paterson University Professor Elizabeth Haines says gender stereotypes haven't changed much in recent decades.