Fall 2013 Tech Tour

(credit: George Fox/CBS Detroit)
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WWJ Newsradio 950 Tech Editor Matt Roush tours the state interviewing technology academics and industry insiders.
(credit: George Fox/CBS Detroit)
(credit: George Fox/CBS Detroit)
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WWJ Newsradio 950 Tech Editor Matt Roush tours the state interviewing technology academics and industry insiders.
(credit: George Fox/CBS Detroit)
Crossing the Mackinac Bridge
Tech Tour Day Two - 9 Crossing the Mackinac Bridge
The closing keynote at the MichBio conference in Kalamazoo.
Tech Tour Day One - 2 The closing keynote at the MichBio conference in Kalamazoo.
A view of Lake Huron from St. Ignace.
Tech Tour Day Two - 10 A view of Lake Huron from St. Ignace.
State roadside park near the Manistee River, Wexford County
Tech Tour Day Two - 1 State roadside park near the Manistee River, Wexford County
Manistee River, Wexford County
Tech Tour Day Two - 2 Manistee River, Wexford County
Manistee River, Wexford County
Tech Tour Day Two - 3 Manistee River, Wexford County
State Roadside Park near Manistee River, Wexford County
Tech Tour Day Two - 4 State Roadside Park near Manistee River, Wexford County
"Tunnel of Trees" from Harbor Springs to Cross Village
Tech Tour Day Two - 5 "Tunnel of Trees" from Harbor Springs to Cross Village
"Tunnel of Trees: from Harbor Springs to Cross Village
Tech Tour Day Two - 6 "Tunnel of Trees: from Harbor Springs to Cross Village
Crossing the Mackinac Bridge
Tech Tour Day Two - 7 Crossing the Mackinac Bridge
Mackinac Island from the Mackinac Bridge. The Grand Hotel is visible
Tech Tour Day Two - 8 Mackinac Island from the Mackinac Bridge. The Grand Hotel is visible
The Ford Fusion Energi's navigation system
Tech Tour Day Two - 12 The Ford Fusion Energi's navigation system
The Ford Fusion Energi's instrument cluster
Tech Tour Day Two - 13 The Ford Fusion Energi's instrument cluster
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Lake Plumbago in Alberta
Tech Tour Day Five - 2 Lake Plumbago in Alberta
Canoes along Lake Plumbago in Alberta
Tech Tour Day Five - 3 Canoes along Lake Plumbago in Alberta
Canoes along Lake Plumbago in Alberta
Tech Tour Day Five - 4 Canoes along Lake Plumbago in Alberta
A tiny stream, Bacco Creek, near the Sturgeon River's Canyon Falls in Baraga County.
Tech Tour Day Five - 6 A tiny stream, Bacco Creek, near the Sturgeon River's Canyon Falls in Baraga County.
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A trail marker along the Sturgeon River in Baraga County
Tech Tour Day Five - 9 A trail marker along the Sturgeon River in Baraga County
Sturgeon River, Baraga County
Tech Tour Day Five - 10 Sturgeon River, Baraga County
Sturgeon River, Baraga County
Tech Tour Day Five - 12 Sturgeon River, Baraga County
Sturgeon River, Baraga County
Tech Tour Day Five - 13 Sturgeon River, Baraga County
Sturgeon River, Baraga County.
Tech Tour Day Five - 14 Sturgeon River, Baraga County.
Another view of Canyon Falls in Baraga County.
Tech Tour Day Five - 15 Another view of Canyon Falls in Baraga County.
The end of the "official" trail along the Sturgeon River in Baraga County. But yes, you can always go further.
Tech Tour Day Five - 16 The end of the "official" trail along the Sturgeon River in Baraga County. But yes, you can always go further.
Canyon Falls in Baraga County
Tech Tour Day Five - 17 Canyon Falls in Baraga County
The "canyon" past Canyon Falls in Baraga County
Tech Tour Day Five - 18 The "canyon" past Canyon Falls in Baraga County
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Scott Falls, Alger County
Tech Tour Day Five - 21 Scott Falls, Alger County
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The view of Grand Island near Munising
Tech Tour Day Five - 23 The view of Grand Island near Munising
The passage between Grand Island and Lake Superior near Munising
Tech Tour Day Five - 24 The passage between Grand Island and Lake Superior near Munising
Grand Island in Lake Superior from a state overlook off M-28 near Munising
Tech Tour Day Five - 25 Grand Island in Lake Superior from a state overlook off M-28 near Munising
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Munising Falls
Tech Tour Day Five - 31 Munising Falls
A tree growing out of a sandstone cliff near Munising Falls
Tech Tour Day Five - 32 A tree growing out of a sandstone cliff near Munising Falls
Munising Falls
Tech Tour Day Five - 33 Munising Falls
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Fall colors near Munising Falls
Tech Tour Day Five - 30 Fall colors near Munising Falls
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I knocked. No troll answered.
Tech Tour Day Five - 36 I knocked. No troll answered.
The underside of the new Cut River Bridge.
Tech Tour Day Five - 37 The underside of the new Cut River Bridge.
Lake Michigan from the Cut River Bridge, Mackinac County
Tech Tour Day Five - 38 Lake Michigan from the Cut River Bridge, Mackinac County
Lake Michigan from the Cut River Bridge, Mackinac County
Tech Tour Day Five - 39 Lake Michigan from the Cut River Bridge, Mackinac County
The totally unimpressive Cut River from the top of the Cut River Bridge
Tech Tour Day Five - 40 The totally unimpressive Cut River from the top of the Cut River Bridge
Lake Michigan from the Cut River Bridge
Tech Tour Day Five - 41 Lake Michigan from the Cut River Bridge
Lake Michigan north shore beach along US-2, Mackinac County
Tech Tour Day Five - 42 Lake Michigan north shore beach along US-2, Mackinac County
Coming back down below the bridge, Sunday, Oct. 20
Tech Tour Day Five - 43 Coming back down below the bridge, Sunday, Oct. 20
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Joshua M. Pearce, associate professor of materials science and engineering, and guru of MTU’s efforts in the explosively growing field of 3D printing.
Tech Tour Day Four - 1 Joshua M. Pearce, associate professor of materials science and engineering, and guru of MTU’s efforts in the explosively growing field of 3D printing.
Michigan Tech graduate student  Ioakeim Tellidis of Greece and professor Eugene Levin with an advanced unmanned aerial vehicle.
Tech Tour Day Four - 3 (1) Michigan Tech graduate student Ioakeim Tellidis of Greece and professor Eugene Levin with an advanced unmanned aerial vehicle.
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Paul L. Bergstrom, director of MTU’s Multi Scale Technologies Institute, and Thomas Daunais of Muskegon, who just finished his Ph.D., in the MTU nanotech fabrication lab.
Tech Tour Day Four - 4 Paul L. Bergstrom, director of MTU’s Multi Scale Technologies Institute, and Thomas Daunais of Muskegon, who just finished his Ph.D., in the MTU nanotech fabrication lab.
Michigan Tech's Ezra Bar-Ziv gets his hands dirty making biocoal out of wood chips and bark.
Tech Tour Day Four - 5 Michigan Tech's Ezra Bar-Ziv gets his hands dirty making biocoal out of wood chips and bark.
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The Keweenaw's famous snow gauge
Tech Tour Day Four - 7 The Keweenaw's famous snow gauge
US-41 near Copper Hatrbor
Tech Tour Day Four - 9 (1) US-41 near Copper Hatrbor
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Another Michigan "Tunnel of Trees" -- US-41 northbound near Copper Harbor
Tech Tour Day Four - 10 Another Michigan "Tunnel of Trees" -- US-41 northbound near Copper Harbor
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US-41 near Copper Harbor
Tech Tour Day Four - 12 US-41 near Copper Harbor
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Fall colors along Brockway Mountain Drive, Keweenaw County
Tech Tour Day Four - 25 Fall colors along Brockway Mountain Drive, Keweenaw County
Another view of the Saginaw Valley State University research vessel. Eventually the carpet will be replaced by decking and the boat will have a sample crane attached at the front.
Tech Tour Day Six - 1 Another view of the Saginaw Valley State University research vessel. Eventually the carpet will be replaced by decking and the boat will have a sample crane attached at the front.
Tech Report editor Matt Roush (right) with David S. Karpovich, H.H. Dow Chair and Professor of Chemistry at Saginaw Valley State University, with the university's new research vessel.
Tech Tour Day Six - 2 Tech Report editor Matt Roush (right) with David S. Karpovich, H.H. Dow Chair and Professor of Chemistry at Saginaw Valley State University, with the university's new research vessel.
A rainbow in the Seney Swamp.
Tech Tour Day Three - 2 A rainbow in the Seney Swamp.
Michigan Tech student Paige Borel (left) gets ready to fly.
Tech Tour Day Three - 4 (1) Michigan Tech student Paige Borel (left) gets ready to fly.
Michigan Tech physics professor Yoke Khin Yap near one of his nanoparticle ovens.
Tech Tour Day Three - 4 (3) Michigan Tech physics professor Yoke Khin Yap near one of his nanoparticle ovens.
It's a bird, it's a plane, it's MTU student Paige Borel.
Tech Tour Day Three - 5 It's a bird, it's a plane, it's MTU student Paige Borel.
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The guys who make Paige fly, Kier Macartney of Grand Rapids, Mathew Willette of Flint and Thom Sullivan of Chicago
Tech Tour Day Three - 7 The guys who make Paige fly, Kier Macartney of Grand Rapids, Mathew Willette of Flint and Thom Sullivan of Chicago
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MTU student Paige Borel doing her best Peter Pan.
Tech Tour Day Three - 9 MTU student Paige Borel doing her best Peter Pan.
The Portage Waterway that separates Houghton from Hancock.
Tech Tour Day Three - 10 The Portage Waterway that separates Houghton from Hancock.
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US-2 drive Friday, Oct. 18, Mackinac County
Tech Tour Day Three -1 US-2 drive Friday, Oct. 18, Mackinac County
Gary Dunbar, professor of neuroscience at Central Michigan University, with stem cells being bred in CMU's labs
Tech Tour Day Seven - 1 Gary Dunbar, professor of neuroscience at Central Michigan University, with stem cells being bred in CMU's labs
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Andrew Mahon, assistant professor and member of the Institute for Great Lakes Research at Central Michigan University, with a new piece of lab equipment that can search for thousands of DNA samples in a single water sample
Tech Tour Day Seven - 3 Andrew Mahon, assistant professor and member of the Institute for Great Lakes Research at Central Michigan University, with a new piece of lab equipment that can search for thousands of DNA samples in a single water sample
Anthony Chappaz, assistant professor and member of the Institute for Great Lakes Research at Central Michigan University, with some of the equipment that will allow him to measure tiny amounts of trace elements in Great Lakes sediment samples
Tech Tour Day Seven - 4 Anthony Chappaz, assistant professor and member of the Institute for Great Lakes Research at Central Michigan University, with some of the equipment that will allow him to measure tiny amounts of trace elements in Great Lakes sediment samples
Daelyn Woolnough, assistant professor and member of the Institute for Great Lakes Research at Central Michigan University, with her experiment to breed native Michigan mussels on native Michigan fish.
Tech Tour Day Seven - 5 Daelyn Woolnough, assistant professor and member of the Institute for Great Lakes Research at Central Michigan University, with her experiment to breed native Michigan mussels on native Michigan fish.
Jamie Hook of Memphis studies proteins at Ferris State University
Tech Tour Day Eight - 1 Jamie Hook of Memphis studies proteins at Ferris State University
Allison Hosner of Saginaw prepares a protein experiment at Ferris State University.
Tech Tour Day Eight - 2 Allison Hosner of Saginaw prepares a protein experiment at Ferris State University.
Ferris State junior Shaughna Langerak with a fruit fly experiment
Tech Tour Day Eight - 3 Ferris State junior Shaughna Langerak with a fruit fly experiment
Croton Dam Pond, Newaygo County
Tech Tour Day Eight - 4 Croton Dam Pond, Newaygo County
Cronton Dam Pond, Newaygo County
Tech Tour Day Eight - 5 Cronton Dam Pond, Newaygo County
Croton Dam Pond, Newaygo County
Tech Tour Day Eight - 6 Croton Dam Pond, Newaygo County
Croton Dam Pond, Newaygo County
Tech Tour Day Eight - 7 Croton Dam Pond, Newaygo County
Croton Dam, Newaygo County
Tech Tour Day Eight - 8 Croton Dam, Newaygo County
Powerhouse equipment, Croton Dam, Newaygo County
Tech Tour Day Eight - 9 Powerhouse equipment, Croton Dam, Newaygo County
Muskegon River below the Croton Dam, Newaygo County
Tech Tour Day Eight - 10 Muskegon River below the Croton Dam, Newaygo County
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Hardy Dam, Newaygo County
Tech Tour Day Eight - 12 Hardy Dam, Newaygo County
Muskegon River, Newaygo County
Tech Tour Day Eight - 13 Muskegon River, Newaygo County
Emerald Lake, Newaygo County -- a cottage formerly owned by relatives of your humble narrator, where he spent many happy summer hours as a child
Tech Tour Day Eight - 14 Emerald Lake, Newaygo County -- a cottage formerly owned by relatives of your humble narrator, where he spent many happy summer hours as a child
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