Tag Archives: technology

Wasteless Move: an app that minimizes waste during college moving.

Requested Amount: $50,000. Our team does not foresee any financial needs besides those to build the actual app. Based on other sources (https://www.cleveroad.com/blog/how-much-does-it-cost-to-create-an-app), $50,000 is enough to hire an expert to create the app. Expected Amount of time to Complete Project: Our team estimates one year to complete our project. Eight months would give us […]

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Eco-Buddy: An App for Sustainability and Mental Health

Project Title: Eco-Buddy Team Members: Ryan Alford, Joe Hazelton, Natalie Gratsch, Meda Maweja Requested Amount: $100,000 Expected Amount of time to Complete Project: Four months Describe your Project: We want to design and develop an app that encompasses both sustainable transportation and mental health. We want to tie together sustainable information, mental health betterment, and overall […]

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Eliminating Heavy Jargon in Scientific News with Technology

Project Title: Eliminating Heavy Jargon in Scientific News with Technology Team Members: Sarah Kleppe, Cameron Leitz, Rio Mizuno Requested Amount: $25000 Expected Amount of time to Complete Project: 8 months   Describe your Project: Our idea is to create a website that helps readers understand scientific journals and articles since these documents often include scientific […]

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YouTube Views Balloon After Google Retools Play-Next Algorithm

This article overviews the increase in YouTube view-time Google’s 2012 re-tooling of its video recommendation algorithm. Google now uses machine learning to parse user history data and give tailored recommendations that promote watch time over total views. In 2017 when this article was written, 2 billion users watched YouTube every 90 days, combining for more […]

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Google Chairman Says the Internet Will Soon Disappear

https://www.businessinsider.com/google-chief-eric-schmidt-the-internet-will-disappear-2015-1?nr_email_referer=1&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_content=TechSelect This article from Business Insider covers a tech leaders panel at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The article begins with a surprising quote from Google’s chairman and ex-CEO, saying, “the internet will disappear.” Many consider Google to be the leader of the web, so this quote urges readers to continue reading to determine […]

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A look at how the University of Michigan profits from ‘hard sciences,’ neglects fundamental research

BY: ALEXA ST. JOHN Girish Kulkarni, a University of Michigan biomedical engineering faculty member, never thought he would be working on business strategies for a product when he graduated from his PhD program in electrical engineering. He graduated thinking he would be working on fundamental research, not on marketing a product of his own. But […]

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I believe, reprise

I still stand by each I believe statement I made at the beginning of the semester. For context, some of my favorites include: I believe that the best journalism is critical of social, political, economic and public issues and allows different narratives, perspectives and ideas to be showcased in a factual and accurate manner and […]

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Transportation Savvy: A futuristic, environmentally-conscious app for modern transport

Transportation Savvy Alexa St. John Alayna Brasch Taylor Lass Jillian Li   Requested Amount: $50,000 Expected Amount of time to Complete Project: 3 years Describe your Project:  The product is an app aiming to establish more environmentally-conscious and responsible citizens in urban and traffic-heavy areas where travel, commuting and public transportation is a necessity. In […]

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The future of news is in the future

Harvard Nieman Lab’s, “The future of news is humans talking to machines,” is an interesting look at communication that expands upon and supplements the work of Google when it comes to replacing traditional journalism. The culture of innovation around information sharing and technology, according to Nieman Lab, could be centered not only around data collection, […]

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Bridging the political divide

Knight Team 5 Mary Weber Shaylyn Austin Beatrice Thaman Sam McMullen 14 November 2017 Project Title Providing exposure to political opinions through an informative and concise platform Describe your Project People want to hear about issues that are important to them. They also want to hear about these issues from people like them. That’s where […]

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