Where’s The Coolest Place For Techies This Summer? Michigan Science Center

ROYAL OAK - Where’s the coolest place to be this summer? Why the Michigan Science Center, so says CEO Tonya Matthews in this interview on M2 TechCast. With hands-on exhibits, shows, films, camps, events and more, we’re the perfect place for curious minds of all ages rain or shine. Summer Science Camp: It’s important to

By |2018-06-19T20:19:50-04:00June 19th, 2018|Featured, M2 TechCast, Podcasts, Science|

LTU Faculty Publishes Paper On Movie Black Panther’s Vibranium On The Periodic Table

SOUTHFIELD – In the movie “Black Panther,” the fictional element called vibranium has amazing chemical and physical properties. But a chemist would want to know – where would it go on the Periodic Table of the Elements? Two faculty members at Lawrence Technological University have just had an academic paper published that has a bit

By |2018-06-12T19:00:46-04:00June 12th, 2018|Science, STEAM|

Record 700,000 Plus Michigan Workers Employed In Advanced Manufacturing Jobs

DETROIT – Advanced manufacturing employment in Michigan reached new heights in 2018 with more than 700,000 workers employed – the greatest employment level since 2006. This according to a new report from Detroit-based LIFT—Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow, a Manufacturing USA institute.  The quarterly reports, highlighting employment trends, top jobs, and required skills in advanced manufacturing

By |2018-05-22T19:43:54-04:00May 22nd, 2018|News, Science, STEAM|

Robofest 2018 world robotics championship coming to Lawrence Tech this weekend

SOUTHFIELD — Metro Detroit is once again the global center of robotics competition this weekend, as 216 teams from across the United States and 11 other countries convene this week at Lawrence Technological University’s Ridler Field House for the 2018 Robofest World Championship. LTU Provost Maria Vaz addresses competitors at Robofest 2017. Competitors hail from

By |2018-05-18T13:59:01-04:00May 18th, 2018|Engineering Society of Detroit, Gadgets, Science|

U-M, Great Lakes Health Connect Collaborate To Battle Opioid Abuse

ANN ARBOR -  Great Lakes Health Connect is collaborating with the University of Michigan Acute Care Research Unit in expanding its real-time System for Opioid Overdose Surveillance. The pilot project began in Washtenaw County for its first year, and is now expanding to up to five more. Researchers hope to gain a better understanding of

ITC’s Engaging For Collaborative Online Learning Kicks Off With Arbor Day Webcast

ROYAL OAK - The Michigan Science Center hosted an event that reached elementary students through a webcast discussing Arbor Day. It was the first installment of the Michigan Science Center’s Engaging For Collaborative Online Learning program that ITC has sponsored for the year. Nearly 200 students tuned in to watch this webcast. Another, on honey

By |2018-05-16T15:09:57-04:00May 16th, 2018|Entrepreneur Corner, M2 TechCast, Podcasts, Science|

U-M Thruster For Mars Mission Breaks Records

ANN ARBOR - An advanced space engine in the running to propel humans to Mars has broken the records for operating current, power and thrust for a device of its kind, known as a Hall thruster. The development of the thruster was led by Alec Gallimore, University of Michigan professor of aerospace engineering and the

By |2017-10-26T12:51:10-04:00October 26th, 2017|Featured, Science, STEAM|

Heat-Conducting Plastic Could Lead To Lighter Electronics, Cars

ANN ARBOR - Advanced plastics could usher in lighter, cheaper, more energy-efficient product components, including those used in vehicles, LEDs and computers - if only they were better at dissipating heat. A new technique that can change plastic's molecular structure to help it cast off heat is a promising step in that direction.  Developed by

By |2017-08-04T14:08:05-04:00August 4th, 2017|New Products / Contracts, Science|

Michigan Opts Into FirstNet First Responder Wireless Broadband Network

RESTON, Va. - Michigan will become the 10th state or territory to adopt first responder advanced technologies by opting in to FirstNet, an AT&T specialized wireless broadband network. AT&T, in a public-private partnership with FirstNet, will build, operate and maintain a highly secure wireless broadband communications network for Michigan’s public safety community at no cost

By |2017-08-04T13:44:28-04:00August 4th, 2017|Connected Tech, Politics, Science|

U-M Chemists Develop Technology To Make More Efficient Batteries

ANN ARBOR - An issue that has long plagued renewable energy facilities is how to efficiently store energy collected from sun or wind. Now, University of Michigan and University of Utah chemists have developed an energy-storing molecule that is 1,000 times more stable than current compounds, potentially leading to a longer-lived, more efficient battery. The

By |2017-02-28T19:07:12-05:00February 28th, 2017|Science|