Leelanau County is looking to increase residents’ access to high speed internet.
Officials say over half of Leelanau County does not have access to high speed internet. Continue reading
That’s because a new study out of Michigan State University has linked social media use to better health in seniors.
Central Michigan University sophomore Austin Brittain created a prosthetic hand with the university’s 3-D printer.
A Central Michigan University research group returned from Spain this month, where they digitally mapped a medieval city.
Without ever digging in the ground – a CMU research team is working to recreate a 15th century city digitally.
Scott de Brestian is an art history professor at CMU.
He said the group used drones and thermal technology to view the remains of the ancient city and its artifacts.
“So Nájera is today a fairly small, sleepy town of a few thousand people, but in the past it was a royal capital it had one of the most important monasteries in northern Spain and it has a very rich history.”
De Brestian said the group used drones and thermal technology to view the remains of the ancient city and its artifacts.
“One technique that we’re using is photogrammetry, which is a way of taking photographs of a building or an object from various objects and combining them, and that creates a 3D model then that you can actually import into our database.”
De Brestian said he’s looking forward to working on more projects like this in the future.
More than 180,000 homes in Michigan will be connected with broadband over the next six years.
The Federal Communications Commission created the Connect America Fund to to expand internet access across the country. Continue reading
A new law signed by the governor now treats digital assets like tangible assets such as a bank account or a house.
Digital accounts and information will also be able to be disputed in a person’s will or by a judge. Continue reading
Michigan State University Extension will host an event in mid-March aimed at helping those new to agriculture get a head start.
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.
Libraries in many cities, including Clare, Charlevoix and Traverse City say they’re seeing a change in library usage.
Officials say these days people are coming in less for books and more for technology. Continue reading
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
Similar devices are now becoming more and more popular in the farming community. They’re helping create more efficient farms. Farms that are full of healthier, happier cows. Continue reading
Michigan is accepting proposals to replace outdated election equipment.
The Secretary of State is looking to replace the more than ten-year old election equipment found at local precincts around the state. Continue reading
Security experts say before you head out on vacation this summer, you may want to double check your online identity.
Hackers can access information from laptops, iPads, cell phones and ATMs. Data files, passwords and bank accounts can be found and hacked. Continue reading
Gladwin county officials said the county has struggled with internet access barriers for years. Now they have been awarded the latest Michigan certified connected status.
The status means the county met internet access goals and offers a variety of service providers to 95 percent of the county.
Officials said even though Gladwin is certified, they will keep improving broadband access. They said they are working on overcoming physical barriers like valleys and a scattered population. Continue reading
Consumer analysts say, once again this year, technology gifts will be a huge hit. Continue reading
A mid Michigan university is hosting a day of technology and engineering for middle school girls.
Ferris State University is hosting what it’s calling a “Mother-Daughter Technology Engineering Aptitude Event” Saturday. Continue reading
The body-worn cameras will be used in an effort to increase transparency within the department. The department will be testing camera systems from at least two different vendors.
Michael Cecchini is the Public Safety Director for Bay City.
He said use of the new cameras will be part of each officer’s daily routine.
“You’d have a policy that directs the officer to turn the camera on anytime he’s out for investigation or contacting a citizen, and then that interaction is recorded and then at the end of shift downloaded.”
Cecchini said the cameras would be switched on for things like traffic stops, field interrogations, or whenever an officer is dispatched to a call.
He said body cameras have been proven effective in studies conducted by the National Institute of Justice.
“Which indicates that the use of body worn cameras reduces citizens complaints by 40%. There’s a University of Cambridge study that indicates the the use of body worn cameras reduces incidents of use of force by officers by 57%.”
Cecchini said body-worn cameras are becoming highly sought after systems for their low-cost and effectiveness.
Following the trial period, Cecchini said a recommendation will be made to the City Commission to either purchase the equipment, or discontinue the program.
The recent use of bridge slide technology over a stretch of US 131 in Mecosta County has attracted national attention. Continue reading
School kids across Michigan are stepping out of the classroom and onto buses for, what for many, is their favorite time of the year, field trips.
Some that are within driving distance of Alpena are learning about a unique part of Michigan history…shipwrecks. Continue reading
A summer camp is opening this summer for adults. It’s offering archery, fishing and a bit of nostalgia.
The one requirement; you have to leave technology behind. Continue reading
Many teachers look forward to summer vacation just as much as students.
A group of teachers from the Great Lakes Bay Region however, are looking forward to more learning. Continue reading
It could soon be easier for phone companies to end traditional landline service in Michigan.
Something that often frustrates Michigan drivers, other than the weather, is construction.
The state is hoping to reduce frustration, and delays with new bridge replacement technology. Continue reading