Matt Roush

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.

Genomenon To Make Genomic Data Available On Google Cloud Platform

ANN ARBOR—Genomenon Inc., the Ann Arbor-based genomics research information provider, has announced a partnership with Google to make the company’s genomic mutation data available on Google Cloud platform. Genomenon’s Cited Variants Reference (CVR) data will be a public dataset available in BigQuery, Google Cloud’s big data and machine learning data warehouse, for use in genomic applications. The

By |2019-04-18T16:54:43-04:00April 18th, 2019|Life Sciences, Life Sciences/Biotech|

New Judicial Management Software From ImageSoft

SOUTHFIELD—ImageSoft Inc., the document management software developer, has introduced CaseShare, software that serves appellate court cases as a stand-alone system or integrated with lower courts’ case and document management systems. The company said the software was the product of collaboration with the Virginia District Court. Officials said the software automates the case assembly process, including

By |2019-04-18T16:54:43-04:00April 18th, 2019|ESD, Software|

Whirlpool Sustainability Report: Reduced Emissions, Improved Efficiency

BENTON HARBOR—Whirlpool Corp. officials have released the company’s 2018 Corporate Sustainability Report, highlighting the company’s progress and accomplishments in the 2018 operational year, with particularly strong results in its efforts to reduce the amount of natural resources required in manufacturing its appliances. Milestones and progress outlined in the 2018 Corporate Sustainability Report Summary include: Sustainable

By |2019-04-18T16:54:43-04:00April 18th, 2019|Clean Update, ESD|

State Creates Industrial Hemp Agriculture Pilot Program

LANSING—Farmers, processors and institutions of higher learning who are interested in Michigan’s newest agricultural crop, industrial hemp, will now have an opportunity to test the waters under the state’s new Industrial Hemp Ag Pilot Program. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development announced the State of Michigan’s Industrial Hemp Ag

By |2019-04-18T16:54:43-04:00April 18th, 2019|ESD, Politics, Politics/Government|

UM Study: Self-Driving Cars May Induce People To Travel More, Negating Green Benefits

ANN ARBOR—The benefits of self-driving cars will likely induce vehicle owners to drive more, and those extra miles could partially or completely offset the potential energy-saving benefits that automation may provide, according to a new University of Michigan study. In the coming years, self-driving cars are expected to yield significant improvements in safety, traffic flow

By |2019-04-17T17:56:22-04:00April 17th, 2019|Auto Tech, Autonomous Vehicles|

Hydrogen Storage For Cars: UM Researchers Zero In On Best Bets

ANN ARBOR—As researchers work toward next-generation electric vehicles, they may be hitting their heads on the ceiling of what lithium ion batteries can deliver. Meanwhile, a team of researchers from the University of Michigan are pushing the performance of a competing electric vehicle technology—hydrogen fuel cells—to new heights. A hydrogen fuel cell is a zero-harmful-emissions

By |2019-04-10T16:51:54-04:00April 10th, 2019|Auto Tech|

LTU’s Seventh Annual Research Day Sets More Records

SOUTHFIELD – Lawrence Technological University’s seventh annual Research Day set more records in a new, larger home. LTU faculty and students made 17 oral research presentations Friday morning, and an afternoon poster session—moved to larger quarters in the LTU’s Buell Building—featured 95 posters, for a total of 112. That’s up from 102 presentations a year

By |2019-04-11T14:24:53-04:00April 10th, 2019|ESD|

OptimizeRx Integrates With EHR Systems

ROCHESTER—OptimizeRx Corp., the digital health messaging provider for the pharmaceutical industry, announced its latest platform integration with the health care industry’s leading acute electronic health record (EHR) systems, including Epic and Cerner. This latest announcement is a reflection of the company’s continued investment in hospitals and health systems, also emphasized in the latest company hiring

By |2019-04-10T16:51:54-04:00April 10th, 2019|Life Sciences, Life Sciences/Biotech|

UM-Ford Study Examines Role Of Flying Cars In Sustainable Mobility

ANN ARBOR—In the 1960s animated sitcom The Jetsons, George Jetson commutes to work in his family-size flying car, which miraculously transforms into a briefcase at the end of the trip. A new study of the environmental sustainability impacts of flying cars, formally known as electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft, or VTOLs, finds that they

By |2019-04-10T16:51:54-04:00April 10th, 2019|Auto Tech|

UM To Buy Half Its Electricity From Renewables Through DTE

ANN ARBOR—The University of Michigan is on track to reduce greenhouse gas emissions significantly following an agreement to buy renewable energy through DTE Energy that will result in about half of the purchased electricity for the Ann Arbor campus coming from Michigan-sourced renewable resources. UM has committed to purchase approximately 200,000 megawatt-hours of renewable energy

By |2019-04-10T16:51:54-04:00April 10th, 2019|Clean Update|