Category Archives: Technology

Michigan AG requests more info about Straits pipeline

DSC_1301Michigan Attorney General Bill Shuette has requested unrestricted access to documents from Enbridge Energy regarding its pipeline under the Straits of Mackinac.

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MSU Extension bridges generational gap in agriculture with technology

Msu extension logoMichigan State University Extension will host an event in mid-March aimed at helping those new to agriculture get a head start.
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Michigan lawmakers join 15 other states in introducing privacy legislation

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A bipartisan group of state lawmakers hopes to send privacy protection legislation to Gov. Rick Snyder’s desk this year.

Michigan is one of 16 states that have seen privacy protection legislation introduced this month. That’s as it’s become clear political gridlock in Washington will prevent any national legislation from moving in 2016. Continue reading

Old-order Amish communities consider change

IMG_7402Residents and representatives in the Clare Gladwin county are trying to find the right balance between religious freedom and personal safety after a series of Amish buggy collisions culminated in a death this past December.

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First step: creating cures from worms

Dr. Xantha Karp, examining her nematodes.

Dr. Xantha Karp, examining her nematodes.

More than a quarter million dollars in grant money from the National Institutes of Health was recently awarded to a microbiologist from CMU in order to bolster a certain type of stem cell research.

Dr. Xantha Karp is a CMU professor, and the lead microbiologist on this stem cell research project.
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Sea lamprey pheromone approved by EPA for battle against invasive species

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The Environmental Protection Agency earlier this month registered the first ever vertebrate pheromone biopesticide. The pheromone is one used by sea lamprey to alert other lamprey that they are looking for a mate. The EPA has approved the pheromone concoction to basically trick the eels so they can be killed easier
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Practicing stargazing at the planetarium

Picture from Murray's observing.

Picture from Murray’s observing.

If you’ve always wanted a telescope for Christmas, but had no idea where to start looking, you’re in luck

On Friday Dec. 2nd, Director of the Bay City Planetarium Mike Murray will teach you how to choose the perfect stargazing instrument.
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$10 million STEM institute coming to Midland

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MSU CREATE for STEM Institute logo

A new 10-million dollar science, technology, engineering and math institute is coming to Midland.

The facility will be funded by Michigan State University, Dow Chemical Company, The Herber H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation, the Rollin M. Gerstacker Foundation, and the Charles J. Strosacker foundations.
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CMU receives multi-million dollar grant to expand STEM programs

Science and math camp at CMU

Science and math camp at CMU

Central Michigan University has received a five-million dollar grant to help expand STEM programs.

The donation from the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation will help create more science, technology, engineering and math programs, also known as STEM, for children ages 10 to 15. Continue reading

Gov. Snyder signs bills allowing drivers to show electronic proof of insurance

rick-snyder-mugjpg-446cf7790e6a2ea6Michigan drivers will be able to show electronic proof of insurance during traffic stops.

That’s under a bill Gov. Rick Snyder signed into law on Wednesday.

The new law will take effect in 90 days. Until then, drivers are still required to carry a physical copy of their proof of insurance or face court-imposed fines.

Link to the Bill/Public Act:
http://legislature.mi.gov/doc.aspx?2015-HB-4193

Governor Snyder addresses Flint water crisis

Snyder and meA technical panel is scheduled to meet this week to address the drinking water crisis in Flint.

On Friday, an action plan was announced to deal with the presence of lead in the drinking water supply. The contamination was reported after the city began getting water from the Flint River.

Governor Rick Snyder addressed criticism of his administration’s handling of the issue with CMU Public Radio’s David Nicholas…
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An introduction to outer space

Example of what may be in store for viewers this Friday (10-2) Courtesy of the planetarium.

Example of what may be in store for viewers this Friday (10-2) Courtesy of the planetarium.

The Bay City Planetarium is attempting to restore some of the intrigue and wonder towards outer space that some people may have lost since childhood.
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Events around Michigan will celebrate National Manufacturing Day

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Events are planned around the state this Friday, October 2nd, in recognition of National Manufacturing Day.

The goal is to expose young people to America’s manufacturing industry. Continue reading

Northern Michigan students building robots in the Fab Lab

FabLabAn eight thousand dollar grant is being put to use in northern Michigan training students in high tech manufacturing.

The Petoskey Harbor Springs Community foundation granted the money to cover the costs for twelve students to gain modern manufacturing skills while earning both high school and college credits, all in the back of a high tech trailer.
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Not your average dating website — My Special Match is just for people with disabilities

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A Michigan couple has created a new dating and friendship website — but this one is a little different. It’s specifically for people with disabilities.

My Special Match is a companion and dating website that developers say works a lot like Match or E-Harmony. Continue reading