Science http://wshu.org en For shady Connecticut homes, "shared solar" might work http://wshu.org/post/shady-connecticut-homes-shared-solar-might-work <p>Despite major efforts the last few years to convert Connecticut homes to solar power, it’s turned out that the vast majority of them aren’t suitable for it. State lawmakers this session are considering legislation that would help those folks get solar power anyway - without actually having it at their homes. &nbsp;</p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:49:16 +0000 Jan Ellen Spiegel 15845 at http://wshu.org For shady Connecticut homes, "shared solar" might work Conn. & New York achieving nitrogen reductions in Long Island Sound http://wshu.org/post/conn-new-york-achieving-nitrogen-reductions-long-island-sound <p>A<a href="http://www.ctenvironment.org/clean-water/ny-sewage-treatment-plants.cfm"> report card released today</a> by an environmental group gives Connecticut and New York pretty good grades for their efforts to reduce the amount of nitrogen pumped into Long Island Sound. The states have been working for a decade to reduce emissions of nitrogen coming from wastewater. Environmentalists say there’s still more to do.</p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 04:54:28 +0000 Craig LeMoult 15697 at http://wshu.org Conn. & New York achieving nitrogen reductions in Long Island Sound New Haven lab trying ultrasound therapy to treat speech disorders http://wshu.org/post/new-haven-lab-trying-ultrasound-therapy-treat-speech-disorders <p></p><p>A New Haven, Connecticut based company is trialing the use of ultra-sound to see if it can improve and speed up a patient’s ability to see as well as hear their speech during therapy sessions.</p><p>Haskins Laboratories, a speech and language organization, is the only laboratory in New England carrying out this clinical research and just one of ten organizations across the U.S. looking at ultra-sound.</p><p></p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 13:41:02 +0000 Brian Scott-Smith 15386 at http://wshu.org New Haven lab trying ultrasound therapy to treat speech disorders Conn. bond funds include $1.1M for exhibits at Discovery Museum & Planetarium http://wshu.org/post/conn-bond-funds-include-11m-exhibits-discovery-museum-planetarium <p>Connecticut’s state bonding commission approved more than $40 million in borrowing on Friday. The bonding includes 1-point-1 million dollars for facility and exhibit improvements at the Discovery Museum and Planetarium in Bridgeport.</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 22:13:11 +0000 Craig LeMoult 14929 at http://wshu.org Fuel cell and solar projects generating more of Conn.'s electricity http://wshu.org/post/fuel-cell-and-solar-projects-generating-more-conns-electricity <p>At the beginning of this year, something changed for energy users in Connecticut.&nbsp; People who turned on lights or used a washing machine wouldn’t have noticed it, but some of the electricity powering those devices came from sources it had never come from before.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 15:21:51 +0000 Jan Ellen Spiegel 14640 at http://wshu.org Fuel cell and solar projects generating more of Conn.'s electricity