NORML Responds to Studies Identifying Link Between COVID and Cannabis Use Disorder Diagnosis

CLEVELAND - Fully vaccinated persons with a clinical diagnosis of cannabis use disorder (CUD) possess a greater risk of COVID breakthrough infections than do to similar controls, according to data published in the journal World Psychiatry. Researchers with the US National Institutes of Health and Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland evaluated whether those with a diagnosis of

By |2021-10-15T12:51:14-04:00October 15th, 2021|Coronavirus, Featured, Science|

Southwest Michigan First Gets Land Gift, Plus $100 Million For New Career, Tech Education Center

KALAMAZOO – Friday  Southwest Michigan First announced it has secured an anonymous gift of land along with a $100 million commitment for the construction of a new  Career and Technical Education Center on the gifted parcel. “For years, local educators and employers have talked about the need for a centralized career and technical center in

By |2021-10-15T12:40:35-04:00October 15th, 2021|Entrepreneurs, Featured|

MITech TV: LTU’s Centrepolis Accelerator Scores Awards, Epidemiologist Updates Pandemic And Vaccine Boosters

ANN ARBOR - On MITech TV Oct. 11, Dan Randomski provides updates on a series of awards LTU's Centrepolis Accelerator recently. Epidemiologist Fred Brown returns to update where America stands with the COVID-19 pandemic and what vaccines boosters will be available soon. He also voices warnings about what people can safely do for the upcoming

By |2021-10-11T18:56:35-04:00October 11th, 2021|Podcasts|

Democrats’ Electric Vehicle Push Could Give GM, Ford, Stellantis EV Sales Edge

WASHINGTON DC - Democrats’ effort to spur electric vehicle (EV) adoption has set off an intense lobbying battle on Capitol Hill as car manufacturers jockey for influence over legislation that will shape the industry's future. Automakers generally back President Biden’s green energy plan, which would spend billions of government dollars to construct charging stations across the

By |2021-10-11T18:32:31-04:00October 11th, 2021|Auto Tech, Politics, Politics/Government|

Pajarito Powder Provides Hydrogen Catalyst For Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles

ANN ARBOR - Tom Stephenson, chairman and CEO of Pajarito Powder, tells his company's story on MITech TV. Pajarito Powder develops advanced electrocatalysts for fuel cells and electrolyzers that will be used in fuel-cell electric vehicles. General Motors is working with the company. Pajarito Powder also received a big investment from Hyundai Motor Company. To

By |2021-10-11T17:47:32-04:00October 11th, 2021|mitechtv, New Products / Contracts|

GVSU Researcher: West Michigan Economic Recovery Continues To Flatten

GRAND RAPIDS — Pent-up supply demand has been satisfied causing the West Michigan economic recovery to continue to flatten, a Grand Valley State University researcher contends. “Our index of business improvement came in at +8,” said Brian G. Long, director of Supply Management Research in the Seidman College of Business at GVSU. “The pent-up demand

By |2021-10-10T16:18:37-04:00October 10th, 2021|ESD|

10 Entrepreneurs Awarded $20,000 Each At Start Garden Competition

GRAND RAPIDS — Food, technology and recycling startups were among the 10 winners to receive individual $20,000 awards at this year’s 100 competition hosted by Grand Rapids-based business incubator Start Garden LLC. Start Garden officials say this year’s event was competitive after more than 650 entrepreneurs submitted ideas to be selected for funding. In August, the

By |2021-10-10T16:07:09-04:00October 10th, 2021|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, Featured|

Mary Barra: We’re Transforming More Than Auto Industry

DETROIT - Four years ago this fall, we set our vision to create a world with zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion. As with many defining moments in General Motors history, this vision served as a rallying point for our employees. Transformation and innovation have been part of our DNA for more than 100

By |2021-10-10T15:58:21-04:00October 10th, 2021|Guest Columns|

Ann Arbor Video Interest Group Live on Zoom Presents Bob Heil, Audio Engineer

ANN ARBOR - Ann Arbor Video Interest Group's guest speaker Oct. 11 will be Bob Heil, a veteran audio engineer who worked with legendary rock musicians in the sixties and seventies.  He developed a quadraphonic arena PA system for The Who and designed microphones with Joe Walsh in California. Heil Sound is Bob's company, started

By |2021-10-10T16:08:04-04:00October 10th, 2021|Events/Announcements, New Products / Contracts|

Flying Microchips The Size Of A Sand Grain Could Be Used For Population Surveillance

NEW YORK - It's neither a bird nor a plane, but a winged microchip as small as a grain of sand that can be carried by the wind as it monitors such things as pollution levels or the spread of airborne diseases. The tiny microfliers, whose development by engineers at Northwestern University was detailed in

By |2021-10-10T16:08:17-04:00October 10th, 2021|Digital, Drones|