About Matt Roush

Matt Roush, a former business and technology journalist for such publications as the Traverse City Record Eagle, Crain's Detroit Business and WWJ News Radio's GLTR, is now Director of Media Relations and Managing Editor, University News Bureau. He also is editor of the Engineering Society of Detroit's Technology Century website, plus a co-host of M2 TechCast on the PodcastDetroit Network.

New UM study: Lake Huron A Crucial Part Of Controlling Toxic Lake Erie Algal Blooms

ANN ARBOR—A new study from the University of Michigan asserts that targets to reduce phosphorous outputs from the Detroit area to control toxic blooms of cyanobacteria in Lake Erie are unrealistic if the phosphorous inputs from Lake Huron aren’t controlled as well. In an effort to control the cyanobacteria blooms and dead zones that plague

By |2019-11-10T09:25:29-05:00November 10th, 2019|Clean Update, Featured, Life Sciences|

New Genetic Research Software From Genomenon

ANN ARBOR—The Ann Arbor-based genetic research software developer Genomenon Inc. announced the release of version 2.0 of its Mastermind software. The genomic search engine now includes the ability to search the entirety of the genomic literature by phenotypes (symptoms). This new functionality will further accelerate diagnosis of patients with genetic and rare diseases. Patients, particularly those with

By |2019-11-10T09:19:29-05:00November 10th, 2019|ESD, Life Sciences, Life Sciences/Biotech|

Holland Supply Chain Software Developer Launches Freight Market Index

HOLLAND—BluJay Solutions, a developer of supply chain software and services, has announced the launch of its Freight Market Index (FMI), a monthly report providing transportation market intelligence for shippers, carriers, and industry professionals. The FMI is comprised of key performance indicators derived from more than $18 billion in annualized freight under management transacting within BluJay’s Global Trade

By |2019-11-10T09:14:48-05:00November 10th, 2019|New Products / Contracts|

Canton Clinical Trial Software Provider Rolls Out Anonymization Tool

CANTON TWP.—TrialAssure, developers of clinical trial management software, announced a limited release of a new product, Anonymize R, a document anonymization software that uses machine learning, natural language processing, and artificial intelligence to protect patient privacy by automatically finding and removing personal information from text. TrialAssure’s newest addition to its transparency suite, Anonymize R, is

By |2019-11-10T09:08:59-05:00November 10th, 2019|ESD, Software|

UM Study Finds What People Want In An Autonomous Car

ANN ARBOR—Agreeable, conscientious and stable. These are three human personality traits that, it turns out, we want to see in our driverless cars regardless of whether we possess them ourselves, according to a new study from the University of Michigan. UM researchers set out to examine how a person’s perception of safety in an autonomous

By |2019-11-10T09:01:58-05:00November 10th, 2019|Auto Tech, Featured|

LTU Takes Second Place At Its 10th Annual Innovation Encounter

SOUTHFIELD—Lawrence Technological University finished second among seven teams in its 10th annual Innovation Encounter competition, in which students solve real-world engineering and business problems for a corporate client. This year, Eaton Corp. provided the business problem to be tackled for the competition. The University of Toledo finished first in the event, while one of three

By |2019-10-23T19:27:15-04:00October 23rd, 2019|ESD|

Stardock App Lets Users Assign Actions To Specific Screen Locations

PLYMOUTH—Stardock Corp. has released new software called TouchTasks, a productivity app that allows users to assign tasks to specific locations on the edge of their touch screen. TouchTasks works by taking advantage of the fact that the touch sensitive area of a touch screen is larger than the display part of the screen. As a

By |2019-10-23T19:27:15-04:00October 23rd, 2019|New Products, New Products / Contracts|

Holland Software Developer Gets Investment, New CEO From NYC Private Equity Firm

HOLLAND—Seaport Capital, a New York City-based private equity firm, announced that it has made a strategic investment in Rutherford & Associates Inc.. Rutherford provides software for beverage distributors, including route accounting, warehouse management, forecasting, and mobile sales capabilities through its proprietary product, eoStar. Seaport funded the investment through Seaport Capital Partners V, a $230 million

By |2019-10-23T19:34:49-04:00October 23rd, 2019|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs|

Consumers Energy Taps San Francisco Company For Residential Battery Storage Pilot

JACKSON—Consumers Energy, Michigan’s largest energy provider, announced a collaboration with Sunverge, a San Francisco, Calif.-based provider of rooftop solar and home energy management systems, for a Consumers Energy residential battery storage pilot. “We are conducting this pilot to test and measure how aggregated battery storage may have the potential to offer benefits to Michigan’s electric grid

By |2019-10-23T19:27:16-04:00October 23rd, 2019|Clean Update, ESD|

WWJ Cybersecurity Panel At LTU Offers Advice To The ‘Pwned’

SOUTHFIELD—Have you been pwned? Probably. But you’re also in good company, according to panelists on a WWJ Leaders & Innovators discussion on cybersecurity, held Thursday morning at Lawrence Technological University. Using the hacker term for “owned,” panelists recommended checking one’s email at a website, haveibeenpwned.com, to see whether personal information had been breached in a

By |2019-10-17T10:39:21-04:00October 17th, 2019|Cyber Defense, ESD|