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Technology Report

Greenlancer

Detroit’s Greenlancer.com Wins $50K In Chicago’s Clean Energy Challenge

Detroit-based Greelancer.com won $50,000 in prizes in last week’s Clean Energy Challenge business plan competition and conference in Chicago.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/06/2014

Michigan Earth Day Fest

Michigan Earth Day Fest Returns To Downtown Rochester

The Michigan Earth Day Fest is taking over the streets of downtown Rochester April 25-27. The ninth annual event is one of the planet’s largest Earth Day celebrations. Organizers expect more than 50,000 to attend the free event.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/06/2014

LEAP Lansing

LEAP Sets $20,000 Regional Incubation Network RFP

The Lansing Economic Area Partnership, the regional economic development organization for the capital area, last week announced the second round of its requests for proposals for its Regional Incubation Network.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/06/2014

CourseWeaver

CourseWeaver Adds Support Services For LON-CAPA LMS Users

East Lansing-based learning management developer CourseWeaver Inc. said last week it had launched an extensive set of tools, services, maintenance and support services for global LON-CAPA assessment, content and learning management system.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/06/2014

RV Chippewa

EPA Calls CMU Research ‘Critical’ To Great Lakes’ Health

Great Lakes research, restoration, conservation and the lakes’ economic impact highlighted discussions today at a symposium sponsored by Central Michigan University’s Institute for Great Lakes Research.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/06/2014

Solar Power

Matt’s Favorites: High Tech Car Seats, Solar Power For Biz, Broke Student Film Fest At LTU, And Much More

Hello there, and welcome to your Friday! Hoping you had a great week — I sure did. And let’s take a look at a bunch of cool local tech news and events, and then the national news…

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/03/2014

IDV Solutions

IDV Rolls Out New Version Of Visual Command Center

IDV Solutions announced an update to its risk visualization software, Visual Command Center. The new release, version 3.1, includes significant enhancements to its weather risk data visualizations to help organizations to alert, assess, and take action against threats to their assets and operations. The company also announced an update to its Twitter visualization tool, with version 3.1.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/03/2014

The Spartan Spanners steel bridge team. MSU photo.

MSU Engineers Win Steel Bridge Regional, Second In Concrete Canoe

The Spartan Spanners of the Michigan State University College of Engineering brought home top honors from this year’s regional Steel Bridge and Concrete Canoe competitions and are headed to nationals in May after receiving four first place honors for overall performance, economy, efficiency and stiffness.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/03/2014

earthtronics

Muskegon Firm Rolls Out LEDs As High Energy Savings Alternative to Halogen

The lighting supplier EarthTronics in Muskegon announced a line of new LEDs called EarthBulb designed to offer more than a 70 percent energy savings compared to halogen floodlights for hospitality, restaurant, long-term care and retail locations.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/03/2014

michigan tech buoy

What’s Going On Under the Ice? A Cabled Observatory Gives Michigan Tech Researchers a Peek

Scientists at Michigan Technological University in the western Upper Peninsula turned several existing lab instruments into a sophisticated probe they have deployed all winter under the thick ice and snow covering the Keweenaw Waterway, which runs between Houghton and Hancock and connects two parts of Lake Superior. It’s the first time they’ve had a long look at what goes on under the water in winter.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/02/2014