MICHIGAN

  • Michigan Micro Mote: A computer that is smaller than a grain of rice April 8, 2015

    New Delhi: We've seen computers transform from big and bulky room-sized components to the thinner and lighter tablet-like devices. But, surpassing the established sizes for a computer, University of Michigan researchers have developed a fully autonomous computer that is smaller than a grain of rice. At just a millimetre cubed, the...
  • Car with alcohol testers in the making; won't let you drive if you are high March 22, 2015

    New York: Researchers are working on an in-built blood alcohol level tester that can prevent people under its influence from driving. The team at the University of Michigan studied the impact of installing these alcohol ignition interlock devices in all newly-purchased vehicles over a 15-year period. Their estimates of injury prevention and...
  • Parents overshare information about their kids on social media: Study March 18, 2015

    New York: You love to share the pics and videos of your kid's antics on social media. But are you ending up sharing too much? A lot of parents say yes. University of Michigan National Poll on Children's Health found that more than half of the mothers and one-third of fathers...
  • Lady Gaga, Vince Vaughn take charity polar plunge in Chicago March 2, 2015

    Chicago: Lady Gaga and Vince Vaughn plunged into the icy waters of Chicago's Lake Michigan at a fundraiser for the Special Olympics. Special Olympics Chicago President Casey Hogan said Sunday that Lady Gaga made the plunge with more than 4,500 other participants. Hogan says the singer's appearance was "a very nice...
  • Robotic ankles will soon have 'eyes' to see where they are going March 1, 2015

    Washington: Researchers are developing an artificial vision system that can enable a robotic ankle to see where it is going to improve the wearer's gait. Mo Rastgaar, a Michigan Technological University mechanical engineer and his team have already developed a prototype of the prosthetic ankle that can provide a range of...
  • Liking alcohol-related posts on Facebook may promote drinking February 10, 2015

    Washington: The more a Facebook user gets involved in alcohol-related pages or posts - whether it's a like, share or comment - the more likely that person is to consider drinking alcohol, a new study has found. Researchers from Michigan State University asked 400 participants about their feelings after they...
  • Do you like alcohol-related posts on Facebook? You're more likely to consider drinking alcohol February 10, 2015

    New York:The more a Facebook user gets involved in alcohol-related posts, the more likely he or she is to consider drinking alcohol, a new study says. "What we found is if people actually feel so engaged with that message and want to do something about it - like, share or comment...
  • New York: 4-year-old girl calls 911, saves pregnant mother January 25, 2015

    New York: A 4-year-old American girl has been called a hero for helping her pregnant mother and calling emergency service operators to take her mom, suffering a seizure, to hospital. Calise Manning's mother Centerria, who was 9-months pregnant and epileptic, had apparently fallen to the floor in the midst of...
  • Video game technology paves way for low-cost navigation system for self-driving cars January 20, 2015

    Washington: A new software that allows a self-driving car to determine its location using a single video camera instead of several laser scanners can shave thousands of dollars from the cost of such vehicles. Ryan Wolcott, a doctoral candidate in computer science and engineering at the University of Michigan, used video...
  • Golden Temple inspires US students to organise langar September 18, 2014

    Washington: Inspired by the "langar" of the Golden Temple, where they visited early this year, a group of US students are organising their free meal day at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Students of the University of Michigan who are back in Ann Arbor after their summer trip...
  • Judge strikes down Michigan's ban on gay marriage March 22, 2014

    Michigan's ban on gay marriage, approved by voters in a landslide in 2004, was scratched from the state constitution by a federal judge who said the ballot box is no defense to a law that tramples the rights of same-sex couples. Clerks who handle marriage licenses in Michigan's 83 counties said...
  • City lifts ban, it's soon expected to be OK to be willfully annoying at Grand Rapids in Michigan March 5, 2014

    Grand Rapids: It's soon expected to be OK to be willfully annoying in Grand Rapids. The Grand Rapids Press reports (http://bit.ly/1cqxCRm) that the City Commission is nixing a 38-year-old section of city code that states "no person shall willfully annoy another person." City Attorney Catherine Mish recommended repealing the language, saying...
  • 1.3 mn 'like' friendless Michigan boy's Facebook birthday surprise February 13, 2014

    Michigan: A Michigan mother's attempt to cheer her 10yearold son, who suffers from a disorder similar to autism and told her he had no friends, with a Facebook page has won the boy some 1.3 million fans on the social media site by Wednesday. Jennifer Cunningham created the site early this...
  • Michigan college offers course in zombies, apocalypse February 11, 2014

    Mount Pleasant: Some Central Michigan University students are getting schooled in the undead this semester, thanks to a religion course that's exploring apocalyptic themes in biblical texts, literature and pop culture. Philosophy and religion faculty member Kelly Murphy says she always wanted to teach a course on apocalyptic literature, and she...
  • 3 killed, 20 injured in multiple vehicle crash on icy Indiana highway January 24, 2014

    At least three people were killed and more than 20 injured in multiple crashes involving nearly four dozen vehicles Thursday afternoon along an iceslicked interstate highway in northwest Indiana, officials said. Fortysix vehicles, including 17 tractortrailers and two other trucks, crashed in icy conditions, shutting down eastbound Interstate 94 near Michigan...
  • US freeze: Worst is over say experts, temperatures likely to increase January 9, 2014

    According to forecasters, the worst is over and the temperatures will now gradually increase. In Minnesota, the temperature is now a mere minus 30 degrees as compared to the minus 50 degrees a day earlier. Meteorologist say that the temperatures are expected to rise above zero by the end of...
  • Ice storm leaves thousands powerless in US, Canada, over 20 dead December 26, 2013

    Maine: Utility crews from Maine to Michigan and into Canada worked on Wednesday to restore power to hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses left in the dark by last weekend's ice storm, and people slowly trickled out of shelters to spend Christmas Day at their finally warm homes. But not...
  • Indian techie wanted for family's murder in US arrested February 23, 2013

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh police have arrested a software engineer wanted for allegedly murdering his wife and two children in the US in 2008. According to a statement by Crime Investigation Department (CID), Nerusu Lakshimi Nivas Rao, native of Krishna district and a US green-card holder, is in the wanted list...
  • Doomsday: Dozens of schools in Michigan shut December 21, 2012

    Detroit: Dozens of Michigan schools cancelled classes for thousands of students to cool off rumored threats of violence and problems related to doomsday scenarios based on the Mayan calendar, officials said on Thursday. Public schools in Genesee and Lapeer counties, neighboring counties north of the Detroit area, started the Christmas...
  • Romney ropes in Indian American August 3, 2012

    Washington: IndianAmerican Akshay Desai has been roped in by Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney for his outreach to Asian American community ahead of the crucial November 6 US presidential elections. Floridabased Desai, CEO of Universal Healthcare, has been made one of the seven national cochairs of the Asian Americans and Pacific...
  • Romney sweeps to double win in Arizona, Michigan February 29, 2012

    Washington: Mitt Romney scored a hardwon, home state triumph in Michigan and powered to victory in Arizona on Tuesday night, gaining a twostate primary sweep over Rick Santorum and precious momentum in the most turbulent Republican presidential race in a generation. "We didn't win by a lot, but we won by...
  • 'Dr Death', Jack Kevorkian, dies at 83 June 4, 2011

    Detroit: Assisted suicide advocate Jack Kevorkian, known as 'Dr Death' for helping more than 100 people end their lives, died early on Friday at age 83, his lawyer said. Kevorkian died at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan, where he had been hospitalized for about two weeks with kidney and heart...
  • Obama 'to be hit by a major scandal soon' May 29, 2011

    London: US President Barack Obama may face his first big scandal pretty soon, according to a leading political scientist. Based on his mathematical formula, Brendan Nyhan of Michigan University has predicted in his report to 'Center for Politics' website that President Obama's administration is set to be rocked by a major...
  • 10yearold CEO turns business into child's play April 15, 2011

    Most 10yearolds are happy playing with their friends and toys but a 10yearold girl in the US, Hannah Altman, is running her own toy business. ...
  • Mother jailed for sex with 14yearold son July 14, 2010

    New York: A mother from Michigan who pleaded guilty to having sex with her 14yearold biological son, who she gave up for adoption when he was an infant was sentenced to a prison term of nine to 30 years. Aimee L Sword, 36, apologised for her actions at her sentencing on...
  • Obese kids still more likely to be bullied May 4, 2010

    New York: Although the number of overweight children is rising, a US study has found that obese children in grades three through six are still more likely to be bullied by thinner classmates even if they are popular or smart. Researchers from the University of Michigan found that obese children...
  • Sexting, stimulus join banned words bandwagon January 1, 2010

    Kansas City: If you recently tweeted about how you were chillaxin for the holiday, take note: Fifteen particularly over or misused words and phrases have been declared "shovelready" to be "unfriended" by a US university's annual list of terms that deserve to be banned. After thousands of nominations of words and...
  • Secret of the sexes: why men won't pop the question June 11, 2009

    Washington : Why are young men reluctant to pop the big question? Young men feel less pressure to settle down when they are outnumbered by young women who strive for their love and affection. But the reverse is true when these men reach their 30s. Proportionately older men are married in...
  • Meet the Nanobama, the smallest Obama image January 22, 2009

    New Delhi: A 3D image of Obama, smaller than a grain of salt was created by Professor John Hart of the University of Michigan. Professor Hart isn't just another Obama fan. He's trying to bring Nanotechnology the science of the very, very small to the level of the...
  • Democratic party decides Florida, Michigan seats June 1, 2008

    The Democratic party made a decision on how to seat delegates from Florida and Michigan but not everyone is happy with the result. The Democratic Party's rules and bylaws committee hearing was a spirited affair. Its primary job was to figure out what to do with Florida and Michigan, which broke...