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Felix Baumgartner's freefall from the edge of space in his attempt to break through the sound barrier without the aid of jet propulsion sound just crazy enough to succeed. 


The Buffalo News is wondering why Governor Andrew Cuomo has yet to visit Niagara Falls during his term, but it's a case of do as I say, don't do as I do because the Governor is also looking to reset a campaign encouraging more tourism to upstate, reports the Daily News.

He could do worse than promote the region's wine industry, as Kate O'Connell reports.


A bunch of Western New York companies will be showing their wares at the Graph Expo in Chicago this week reports Matt Daneman at the D&C.


Exploitation of the Utica Shale deposit which lies beneath the more well-know Marcellus Shale would see natural gas production using fracking (if approved) move further NORTH in the state, reports our reporter Matt Richmond who's had a look at the USGS estimates.


Rochester's Monroe Community College is spending up on some renovations reports the Democrat and Chronicle.


Proving once again that innovation is a collaborative beast, Trans-Atlantic colleagues Serge Haroche and David Wineland have won the Nobel Prize for physics for their slicing and dicing of atoms. (BBC)

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The last remaining workshop used by the scientist Nikolai Tesla is to be turned into a museum

That's Tesla as in the archetypal maverick startup of all time scientist, not the car company that uses his name.  

The NY Times reported over the weekend that a deal had been struck that would enable the last remaining workshop linked to the eccentric genius and grand-daddy of all science startups, Nikolai Tesla, to be turned into a museum. Tesla has a massive cult following and the building on Long Island, designed by the architect Stanford White will become a place of pilgrimage for fans of George Westinghouse's great rival in power transmission, amongst many other accomplishments.