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LTU Launching Interdisciplinary Master Of Science In Artificial Intelligence

SOUTHFIELD—Explosive growth in the use of artificial intelligence technologies in a wide variety of industries, such as automotive, healthcare, retail, finance, science and manufacturing, has led Lawrence Technological University to create a new degree, the Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence. AI and big data are now being successfully used in the battle against the

By |2021-05-07T16:59:35-04:00May 7th, 2021|ESD, Featured|

Michigan’s Biggest Cannabis Companies Want Hemp-Based Delta-8 Regulated

LANSING – A group of the state’s largest cannabis companies is lobbying the Michigan state legislature to regulate Delta-8 THC, primarily manufactured from legal hemp-derived CBD, in the same way Delta-9 THC is grown by association members. On Tuesday, Michigan Cannabis Manufacturers Association Executive Director Stephen Linder testified before the Michigan House asking these elected

By |2021-05-09T18:27:55-04:00May 6th, 2021|Featured, Marijuana Business, News|

Start Garden Pitch Competition Back After Year Off For COVID

GRAND RAPIDS - After taking a year off, Start Garden is bringing back a business pitch competition that awards $1,000 to 100 contestants and $20,000 to 10 finalists. The Start Garden 100 begins accepting pitches from entrepreneurs who are asked to submit a 90-second video describing their idea. Start Garden will accept entries through July 26. Judges

By |2021-05-09T18:30:45-04:00May 6th, 2021|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, Featured|

More Compact And Efficient Vertical Turbines Could Be Future Of Wind Farms

OXFORD, England - New research from Oxford Brookes University has found that the vertical turbine design is far more efficient than traditional turbines in large-scale wind farms, and when set in pairs the vertical turbines increase each other’s performance by up to 15%. A research team from the School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics (ECM)

By |2021-05-05T12:30:55-04:00May 4th, 2021|Clean Update, Featured|

Ford’s Ever-Smarter Robots Are Speeding Up The Assembly Line

DEARBORN -  Ford uses technology from a startup called Symbio Robotics that looks at the past few hundred attempts to determine which approaches and motions appeared to work best. A computer sitting just outside the cage shows Symbio’s technology sensing and controlling the arms. Toyota and Nissan are using the same tech to improve the efficiency of their production lines. The technology

By |2021-05-05T12:31:07-04:00May 4th, 2021|Digital, Featured|

Stryker Becomes Smart Robotics Joint Replacement Parter Of Minor League Baseball

KALAMAZOO - Stryker and Minor League Baseball have entered into a first-of-its-kind multiyear national partnership, designating the medical device company as The Official SmartRobotics Joint Replacement Partner of Minor League Baseball. Stryker is also the presenting partner of Own the Walk – the first national platform that encourages fans of all ages to stay active

By |2021-05-05T12:31:48-04:00May 4th, 2021|Featured, Life Sciences, Life Sciences/Biotech|

LIFT, Girl Scouts Offer Engineering Exploration To Grades 8-12

DETROIT—Officials at LIFT and the Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan announced that they have launched a LIFT advanced manufacturing initiative aimed at encouraging local Girl Scouts in grades 8-12 to explore careers in advanced manufacturing and engineering. “Partnering with LIFT will provide our girls with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn from a national manufacturing innovation

By |2021-04-30T14:18:09-04:00April 30th, 2021|ESD, Featured|

Ford Gives Major Boost To Battery R&D

DEARBORN—Ford Motor Co. announced it would establish a new global battery “center of excellence,” to be called Ford Ion Park, to accelerate research and development of battery and battery cell technology, including future battery manufacturing. “We’re already scaling production of all-electric vehicles around the world as more customers experience and crave the fun-to-drive benefits of

By |2021-04-30T14:18:19-04:00April 30th, 2021|Auto Tech, Clean Update, Featured|

Comerica Michigan Economic Activity Index Rises

DETROIT—Comerica Bank’s Michigan Economic Activity Index rose 1 percent in February to a level of 104.0, from 102.9 in January. Economic activity in the year 2012 is equal to 100 on the index. The index is comprised of nine variables—nonfarm payroll employment, continuing claims for unemployment insurance, housing starts, house price index, industrial electricity sales,

By |2021-04-30T14:18:34-04:00April 30th, 2021|Featured, News|

Toyota’s Acquisition Of Lyft’s Self-Driving Unit Bolsters Automation Ambitions

DETROIT - Toyota Motor Corp will acquire Lyft Inc's self-driving technology unit for $550 million, the companies said Tuesday, as the Japanese auto company steps up its automation ambitions with the newly created Woven Planet division. The acquisition of Level 5 automation will also provide Toyota access to the U.S. ride-hailing firm's more than 300

By |2021-05-03T19:47:36-04:00April 27th, 2021|Auto Tech, Featured, Mobile MI|