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Is Charging An EV Cheaper Than Filling A Car With Gas?

DETROIT - With gas prices going through the roof and showing no signs of slowing down, we’re seeing more people debate the switch to an EV or hybrid vehicle. If you’re on the fence about going electric and are wondering, “is it cheaper to charge an EV than filling a car with gas?” you’re not alone. If

By |2022-06-25T15:35:49-04:00June 25th, 2022|Auto Tech, Clean Update, Featured|

Volvo Hydrogen-Powered Trucks Emit Water Vapor, Have 600-Mile Range

SWEDEN - Swedish auto-manufacturer Volvo Trucks has started testing long-haul trucks powered by hydrogen fuel cells that only emit water vapor, the company announced this week. The trucks will be able to tow 65 tons, travel around 1000 km (620 miles) and fuel up in less than 15 minutes, the company said. They hope to begin selling the trucks

By |2022-06-25T15:26:25-04:00June 24th, 2022|Auto Tech, Featured|

MI-HQ Acquires EMU Building For Innovation Shared Workspace For STEM Companies

ANN ARBOR – Michigan Innovation Headquarters —an innovative life science and technology workspaces—has entered a purchase agreement for Eastern Michigan University’s former College of Business headquarters, the Gary Owens Building, in downtown Ypsilanti. The building will be purchased for $2.6 million and will undergo an additional $10 million renovation to build an innovative shared workspace

New EV Battery Reaches 98 Percent Capacity In Less Than Ten Minutes

SAN FRANCISCO, Ca. - A northern California lithium-ion battery company has devised an electric vehicle battery that reaches a full charge in just over ten minutes. Enovix’s specialty is a silicon-anode lithium-ion battery it calls 3D Silicon. The name refers to a proprietary 3D architecture and constraint system, as well as the cells’ 100 percent

By |2022-06-19T15:42:26-04:00June 19th, 2022|Featured, Science|

Princeton Scientists Develop First Perovskite Solar Cell With 30 Year Lifespan

PRINCETON, N.J. - Princeton Engineering researchers have developed the first perovskite solar cell with a commercially viable lifetime, marking a major milestone for an emerging class of renewable energy technology. The team projects their device can perform above industry standards for around 30 years, far more than the 20 years used as a threshold for

By |2022-06-19T15:42:43-04:00June 19th, 2022|Featured, Industry 4.0|

5th Annual Dokidokon Anime Convention In Kalamazoo July 15-17

KALAMAZOO - Dokidokon 5th Anniversary Anime Convention will take place July 15-17Bat the Radisson Plaza Hotel and Suites in Kalamazoo, Michigan. This ever-growing event brought over 1500 anime enthusiasts and cosplayers together last year, even with a year off due to Covid. This year, with several nearby and even more well-established conventions closing due to

By |2022-06-18T13:08:42-04:00June 18th, 2022|Featured, New Products, New Products / Contracts|

Grand Rapids Tech Startup Accepted To Top Global Accelerator, Receiving $500,000 Investment

GRAND RAPIDS - Tech start-up and Start Garden tenant Payload CMS has been accepted into and received a $500,000 investment from highly competitive tech accelerator Y Combinator. With an acceptance rate of less than 3% and alumni like Airbnb, Dropbox, Doordash, Instacart and Reddit, Y Combinator is more difficult to get into than Harvard. Since

By |2022-06-17T14:40:08-04:00June 17th, 2022|Entrepreneurs, Featured|

Michigan Ranks 43rd In Survey Of High Potential For Remote Job Opportunities

BOULDER, CO - According to a recent survey, 55 percent of workers now want to work remotely full-time. Many are unaware, however, that for a variety of reasons, such as legal, taxes, and licensing issues, approximately 95 percent of remote jobs require remote workers to be based in a specific geographic location, such as a

By |2022-06-17T14:40:26-04:00June 17th, 2022|ESD, Featured|

WATERGATE – 50 Years Later – The Crisis that Started It All

GRAND RAPIDS – Join the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation and Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library & Museum June 16 and 17 as it explores the legacy of Watergate fifty years on. The museum's two-day event features distinguished speakers—Richard Norton Smith, Brian Lamb, Tevi Troy, Garrett Graff—who will share never-heard stories about the crisis that

By |2022-06-13T17:15:51-04:00June 13th, 2022|ESD, Featured, Uncategorized|

GVSU To Establish TRIO Program In Detroit To Prep High School Students For College

DETROIT — Grand Valley State University received a five-year, $1.4 million federal grant to establish a TRIO program in Detroit designed to create a successful college-going culture for high school students who would be the first in their families to attend college. The Detroit TRIO Upward Bound program will serve 60 students in ninth-12th grades