Category Archives: Technology

Petoskey students raise enough money for regional trip

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A team of northern Michigan students have raised enough money travel and compete in a regional robotics competition.
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Bill making it easier for companies to end landline service headed to Gov. Snyder


It could soon be easier for phone companies to end traditional landline service in Michigan.
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Petoskey Robotics Team fundraising for Super Regionals


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A sport for the mind. Robotics teams in Michigan have been experiencing significant growth, now boasting more than any other state in the nation.

One particular team comes from Petoskey Middle School, where the team is now experimenting with a different kind of technology. Read more

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Michigan magazine conducts a study; which schools are best?

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Schools and educators in Michigan seem to be coming around to the idea of technology in the classroom and even a new approach to homework.
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Unmanned research helicopter lands in CMU


Heumann and the the six-foot-long research helicopter

Heumann and the the six-foot-long research helicopter


It’s a bird, it’s a plane; no, it’s a helicopter. An unmanned helicopter has found its way to CMU this week and it’s not an ordinary type of helicopter.
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MDOT to replace overpasses using new technique


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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. Read more

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Twenty high school teams advance Nickless Award competition


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Twenty teams of students from bay area high schools are moving on to the next step in a competition that recognizes students who excel science, technology, engineering and math.
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Genesee ISD receives technology grant

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Genesee Intermediate School District has received a Grant from the Michigan Department of Education to research how technology helps students learn.
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Clare County receives community broadband certification

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Clare County’s broadband coverage has earned it a Community Broadband Certification from Connect Michigan.
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Theater raising money to go digital

BY DAVID NICHOLAS

Many multiplex theaters lure audiences in with things like surround sound and digital 3D versions of the latest offerings from Hollywood.

But a reality facing small town movie houses, in many cases, venerable old theaters, is that next year, they will have to be digital to keep the doors open.

Distributors will no longer be sending out movies in 35mm film.

The Rogers City Theater is one of those looking for a way to pay for the conversion. At a cost of around $100,000.

They’ve turned to the online source, Kickstarter, for a sixty day fundraising campaign.

Rachel Goodstein said two-thirds of the goal was pledged in the first thirty days, but none of the money will be realized unless they reach the final goal.

“A mountain climbers don’t look down, you know, uh, or as NASA would say, failure is not an option. If we’ve been able to raise sixty seven thousand in thirty days, raising twenty-nine in twenty-four days, is work, but, but the number of backers is…and with Kickstarter it’s all or nothing. We raise a hundred thousand we get that and anything over, we don’t, uh, you know, uh, we don’t.”

The deadline for the Kickstarter campaign is September 28th. As of this afternoon, the theater has pledges for over $73,000 from 284 backers.

In order to raise the estimated $100,000 dollars needed for the conversion, the theater is in the midst of a campaign utilizing the web site Kickstarter.

The deadline for the Kickstarter campaign is September 28th. As of this afternoon, the theater has pledges for over $73,000 from 284 backers.

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