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Ford To Build All-Electric Vehicle Plant At Rouge Center, Add 300 Jobs, Electrify F-150

DEARBORN - Ford Motor Co. announced Thursday it will build a new, 500,000-square-foot electric vehicle manufacturing operation at the historic Ford Rouge Center that will create 300 new jobs to support battery assembly and production of hybrid and battery-electric versions of its popular F-150 pick-up truck. Ford hopes to roll out the electrified F-150 in

By |2020-09-18T18:15:57-04:00September 18th, 2020|Auto Tech, Clean Update|

Sept. 30 Application Deadline For Flagstar Bank MortgageTech Accelerator Program

TROY - Flagstar Bank and the Fintech Consortium are accepting applications for the Flagstar MortgageTech Accelerator Program now through Sept. 30. Qualifying applicants will be selected by Oct. 12, and the program will start Oct. 19. The accelerator program focuses exclusively on incubating tech startup engaged in developing innovative solutions for the mortgage sector. It's

By |2020-09-20T17:55:28-04:00September 17th, 2020|Featured, STEM|

Restaurant Industry Adding Robots To Offset Rising Labor Costs 

MUNCIE, Indiana – Your favorite bartender or waitress could soon be replaced by a mechanical counterpart on a future visit to the local pub or restaurant, says a new study from Ball State University. In her study, “How to Build a Better Robot for Quick Service Restaurants,” recently published in the Journal of Hospitality and

By |2020-09-18T09:06:41-04:00September 17th, 2020|New Products / Contracts|

Breakthrough Electrocatalyst Turns Carbon Dioxide Into Ethanol

CHICAGO - A research team led by scientists from Argonne National Laboratory, the University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering and Northern Illinois University has discovered a new electrocatalyst that can consistently convert carbon dioxide and water into ethanol with very high energy efficiency and low cost. Because carbon dioxide is a stable molecule, transforming it

By |2020-09-17T18:35:47-04:00September 17th, 2020|Auto Tech|

Automation Alley Fund Seeks To Raise $75,000 To Buy Laptops For Unemployed

TROY - The Automation Alley Fund is trying to raise $75,000 to deliver much-needed laptops to unemployed and underemployed individuals who need them for virtual training. As a reflection of the urgent need, the donation goal of $75,000 for Laptops for Learning will be matched by a $75,000 contribution from Michigan Works! “With so many

By |2020-08-29T12:45:42-04:00August 25th, 2020|Featured, New Products, New Products / Contracts|

A Secure And Fast Way To Trade – ROFX Review in Detail

ANN ARBOR - ROFX advertises itself as a revolutionary forex trading platform that is guaranteed to make a lot of money for its users. It’s based on a neural network that allows users with little to no trading experience to be successful. ROFX was started in 2009 by a team of highly skilled forex traders

By |2020-08-25T12:04:17-04:00August 25th, 2020|Guest Columns|

Health Care From Anywhere: Telehealth Before, During, And After the Pandemic

LANSING - Connected Nation, through its state program Connected Nation Michigan, is hosting a series of free webinars focused on telehealth usage and advances for patients and doctors, and how the technology is impacting the health care industry as a whole.  Since the coronavirus outbreak, the need for telehealth and telemedicine has grown tremendously. Patients

By |2020-08-23T15:53:39-04:00August 23rd, 2020|New Products, New Products / Contracts|

Auto OEMs Race To Next Level Of Not Quite Self-Driving Cars

DETROIT - Autopilot, ProPilot, CoPilot: Automakers have many names for new systems that allow for hands-free driving, but no safety or performance standards to follow as they roll out the most significant changes to vehicle technology in a generation. Spurred by Tesla Inc's success and eager to start profiting from billions spent on autonomous driving

By |2020-07-16T18:31:36-04:00July 16th, 2020|Auto Tech|

How Small Businesses Can Support Employees Working From Home

ANN ARBOR - The last few months have brought about unprecedented challenges for America’s small businesses. Between the need for people to stay home and the general economic downturn, these businesses are having to make difficult decisions about how to move forward. In some cases, relief efforts have provided some help. We wrote an article on

By |2020-07-06T13:04:43-04:00July 6th, 2020|Guest Columns|