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World Usability Day Coming Up Thursday

World Usability Day is Thursday, and there are at least three major events in Michigan to mark it.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/11/2013

MSU professor Nizar Lajnef explains self-powered pavement and bridge sensors to WWJ tech editor Matt Roush. MSU photo / Pat Mroczek.

MSU Tech Tour: Super Spartan Innovations

Michigan State University’s mascot-based motto these days is “Spartans Will.” Well, I can tell you, on a Tech Tour-style visit to the MSU campus Friday, Spartans will… knock your socks off with their research and entrepreneurship ideas.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/10/2013

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23-Year-Old Mich. Native Ryan Riess Wins WSOP Title, $8.4 Million

Reiss, a native of East Lansing, Mich., kept a lower profile at the final table but ultimately won the World Series of Poker main event.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/06/2013

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Michigan Wind Industry Spins Up Power, Success

Wind power in Michigan has become a big business. The state is about to join the elite “Gigawatt Club,” being one of only a handful of states to generate more than a billion watts of electricity from wind power. More than 40 companies in the wind industry now employ more than 3,000 Michiganders.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/04/2013

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Michigan Health Info Exchange Sets Two National Milestones

The Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services has achieved two national milestones in getting authorized to communicate health information securely, with the twin aims of boosting patient safety and cutting healthcare costs.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/04/2013

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Online Art Marketplace Wins October Hatching Event In East Lansing

The winner of last week’s East Lansing pitch competition, called The Hatching, was Folyo, an “Etsy”-like marketplace for the online sale of artwork.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/03/2013

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U of M, MSU Fans Would Do Just About Anything For Bragging Rights

We traveled to Ann Arbor and East Lansing to check the barometer of MSU / U of M hate on the streets and amongst students.

11/01/2013

Mo Gerhardt test an accessibile voting system development by  Sarah Swierenga, director of usability/accessibility research and consulting, at Michigan State University. MSU photo.

MSU Engineering Students Help Advance A Joystick For Voting Independently

An idea that was advanced during an undergraduate engineering capstone class at Michigan State University has evolved into a voting joystick that could eventually enable people with dexterity impairments to exercise their right to cast ballots independently.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/30/2013

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Greenlight Business Model Competition Builds New Partnership

The second annual Greenlight Business Model Competition is now accepting applications to compete in the March 2014 competition. New this year is a partnership with the International Business Model Competition, which will grant an automatic entry to the first place winner of the Greenlight Competition.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/30/2013

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Largest Health Info Exchanges In Michigan To Share Records

East Lansing-based Great Lakes Health Information Exchange and Southfield-based Michigan Health Connect, the state’s two largest providers of health infoormation exchange, have agreed to share medical records electronically.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/29/2013

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