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Archive for July, 2012

MDOT to Survey Private Sector on Autonomous Vehicle Testing Requirements

Fast facts: – Autonomous vehicles have the potential to drastically reduce traffic crashes. – Southeast Michigan is considered an ideal location for the autonomous vehicle industry. – Automakers are already at work bringing semi-autonomous technology to the public.   July 31, 2012 — The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is conducting an online survey in […]

Romney Campaign Update: 7/31/12

Today, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley is visiting Michigan on behalf of the Romney Campaign.  She will be attending the grand opening of the Ann Arbor Victory Center and “Built By Us”  event  at noon.  Then she will travel to Lansing where she will join Governor Snyder to host a “Built By Us” small business […]

Civil War Photography Comes to Life at the Smithsonian Castle

Exhibit Explores the Advancements of Photography for “Civil War 150” July 30, 2012 A photo exhibit to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, “Experience Civil War Photography: From the Home Front to the Battlefront,” opens in the Smithsonian Castle Aug. 1 and it continues for a year. Advancements in photography brought the conflict […]

Underwater Ecosystem Inundated by Sediment Plume

USGS Divers Steve Rubin and Reg Reisenbichler laying out a survey transect. (Multimedia Gallery) PORT ANGELES, Wash. — Scuba-diver scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey, with support teams from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe, and Washington Sea Grant, are returning to the mouth of Washington’s Elwha River this week to […]

Michigan Governor Snyder Media Advisory – Monday July 30th

Monday, July 30 Lt. Gov. Brian Calley will visit growing businesses in the Upper Peninsula. ·         9 a.m. Nu-Vu Food Service Systems, a commercial oven manufacturing company 5600 13th St. Menominee, MI 49858   ·         11:15 a.m. Grede LLC, a metal component supplier to transportation and industrial markets 801 S. Carpenter Ave. Kingsford, MI 49802 […]

National Museum of American History Explores the History of AIDS with Documentary Film Screening, Special Displays

July 24, 2012 The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History is hosting the AIDS 2012 Film Festival July 25 and 28. The museum has set up two special displays, one showing several panels from the AIDS Memorial Quilt and the other showing historical objects and archival materials documenting 30 years of HIV and AIDS, coinciding […]

USGS Helps Debut New Technology to Improve Access and Use of Earth Science Data

Researchers investigating global issues now have an easy method for finding and using earth science data through a new technology developed by the Data Observation Network for Earth, or DataONE.   Understanding broad and complex environmental issues, for example climate change, increasingly relies on the discovery and analysis of massive datasets. But the amount of collected […]

Smithsonian Hosts International Conference “Our Voices on the Air: Reaching New Audiences through Indigenous Radio”

July 24, 2012 The Smithsonian’s Recovering Voices Initiative will host the conference “Our Voices on the Air: Reaching New Audiences through Indigenous Radio” at the National Museum of Natural History from July 31 through Aug. 2. The conference will convene indigenous radio producers from Canada, Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru and the […]

Cheetah Cubs Explore Their Yard at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo

Cubs to Be Named for the Fastest American Olympians as Part of National Zoo Games July 24, 2012 The two 3-month-old cheetah cubs at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and the Olympic athletes have one thing in common: starting this week they will be showing off their speed, agility and raw, physical prowess. Just days before […]

Stabenow Outraises Opponents for 2nd Straight Quarter – Source MDP Press Release

Stabenow Outraises Opponents for 2nd Straight Quarter Hoekstra brings in $724,400, less than halfof Senator Stabenow’s total Durant brings in $272,880, less than 1/5 of Senator Stabenow’s total For the second straight quarter, Senator Stabenow has outraised Pete Hoekstra by more than a two-to-one margin. The Senator also outraised Clark Durant by more that five-to-one.  […]

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