Student's tweet perfectly calls out cynical stepfather

In a moment of reflection on the eve of graduating from Eastern Michigan University, student Daivon Reeder struck a chord on social media with a tweet that has since gone viral.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/25/students-tweet-perfectly-calls-out-cynical-stepfather.html

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New long-distance laser beam tech could help inspectors sniff out weapons-grade uranium

Researchers at the University of Michigan have announced a new technique that detects enriched uranium from a long distance with the help of lasers.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/14/new-long-distance-laser-beam-tech-could-help-inspectors-sniff-out-weapons-grade-uranium.html

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Self-driving cars may no longer require humans during testing in Michigan

Michigan would no longer require that someone be inside a self-driving car while testing it on public roads under bills up for a vote in the Legislature.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/09/07/self-driving-cars-may-no-longer-require-humans-during-testing-in-michigan.html

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Holy Braille: Scientists developing Kindle-style tablet for the blind

Scientists at the University of Michigan are working on a revolutionary display technology that could one day feature in a Kindle-style Braille tablet for the visually impaired.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/01/13/holy-braille-scientists-developing-kindle-style-tablet-for-blind.html

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Apple planning new flagship store in Chicago, could be 'transformational' for riverfront retail

Apple is reportedly set to move its store on Chicago’s famous Michigan Avenue down the street into a new riverfront location, with a “mostly below ground” design that will mimic that of its iconic Fifth Avenue location in New York.

The original article can be found here: http://appleinsider.com.feedsportal.com/c/33975/f/616168/s/48ee43ed/sc/28/l/0Lappleinsider0N0Carticles0C150C0A80C120Capple0Eplanning0Enew0Eflagship0Estore0Ein0Echicago0Ecould0Ebe0Etransformational0Efor0Eriverfront0Eretail/story01.htm

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Users Choose to Wear Blinders, Facebook Suggests


Facebook, in collaboration with the University of Michigan, conducted a study on the diversity of news and opinions posted by members of the network, in an effort to determine whether its manipulation of News Feed algorithms could be responsible for creating an echo chamber of viewpoints. To cut to the chase, the researchers concluded that users themselves are to blame if all they’re exposed to is preaching to the choir. Facebook’s fiddling with filters also plays a role, the company acknowledged — but its influence was “less consequential.”

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/82034.html?rss=1

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A fully transparent solar cell that could make every window and screen a power source (updated)

Transparent luminescent solar concentrator, Michigan State University
Ubiquitous Energy and Michigan State University researchers have created a fully transparent solar concentrator, which could turn any window or sheet of glass (like your smartphone’s screen) into a photovoltaic solar cell.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/188667-a-fully-transparent-solar-cell-that-could-make-every-window-and-screen-a-power-source

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A fully transparent solar cell that could make every window and screen a power source

Transparent luminescent solar concentrator, Michigan State University
Researchers at Michigan State University have created a fully transparent solar concentrator, which could turn any window or sheet of glass (like your smartphone’s screen) into a photovoltaic solar cell. Unlike other ‘transparent’ solar cells that we’ve reported on in the past, which are actually quite colorful and opaque, this one really is transparen. The team are confident that the transparent solar panels can be efficiently deployed in a wide range of settings, from “tall buildings with lots of windows or any kind of mobile device that demands high aesthetic quality like a phone or e-reader.”

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/188667-a-fully-transparent-solar-cell-that-could-make-every-window-and-screen-a-power-source

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