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2014-10-08 23:10:32

Never travel without it: Augustine Innovations creates ultimate travel companion, Blankillow; it's the world's softest pancho style blanket in a cushy memory foam filled pillow launching on Kickstarter in October 22, 2014. Detroit, Michigan (PRWEB) October 08, 2014 Blankillow is the ultimate travel companion with three separate cozy and plush pieces all-in-one. The world’s softest flannel poncho style blanket is stored inside a cushy-plush pillow case, which additionally...

2014-10-08 23:07:49

DMBA chemical structure similar to other banned stimulants DMAA and Ephedrine, consumers urged to look for NSF certified supplements to avoid harmful adulterants ANN ARBOR, Mich. (PRWEB) October 08, 2014 Researchers from global public health organization NSF International, Harvard Medical School and the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment in the Netherlands (RIVM) have found an unapproved synthetic stimulant - 1,3-Dimethylbutylamine or DMBA – in 12 over-the-counter...

2014-10-08 16:24:35

Michigan residents are invited to donate no-longer used devices at corporate Verizon stores EAST LANSING, Mich., Oct. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless, a technology leader with the nation's largest and most reliable 4G LTE network, announced today a statewide drive to collect 3,000 no-longer used wireless phones, accessories and tablets between now and Nov. 30, 2014. The launch of the drive coincides with Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October. Michigan State University...

2014-10-08 12:30:29

MAUMEE, Ohio, Oct. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Andersons, Inc. (Nasdaq: ANDE) announces today its purchase of Auburn Bean and Grain of Auburn, Michigan. The purchase includes six grain and four agronomy assets of the company located throughout north central Michigan. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081104/CLTU081LOGO "This acquisition provides an increase in our storage capacity and volume for both our grain and nutrient businesses, and it also represents a nice geographic...

2014-10-08 12:29:00

New center to train health professionals in resource-poor countries in comprehensive family planning services, helping lower maternal mortality ANN ARBOR, Mich., Oct. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With a $25 million grant from an anonymous donor, the University of Michigan will begin training doctors in Africa in reproductive health services not widely available to many women living in remote areas of the continent. The grant will allow faculty at the U-M Department of...

2014-10-08 12:28:12

One Out of Every Six Americans Aged 14 to 49 Years Have Genital Herpes ANN ARBOR, Mich., Oct. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NanoBio Corporation today announced that the company will present data at The Keystone Symposia Conference, The Modes of Action of Vaccine Adjuvants, in Seattle on October 12, 2014. The Company's presentation will highlight the advantages of its nanoemulsion (NE) adjuvant in the development of a prophylactic genital herpes vaccine that induces protection by eliciting both...

2014-10-08 12:28:07

"Recapturable" heart valve tested as alternative to open heart surgery ANN ARBOR, Mich., Oct. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center is one of the first hospitals in the country to implant Medtronic's new investigational device during transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). The CoreValve(®) Evolut((TM)) R System is being studied in patients with severe aortic stenosis who are considered at high or extreme risk for open...

2014-10-08 12:24:41

Retailer to sponsor Motown Homecoming Reception with Berry Gordy at The Roostertail October 21 and Patrons Gala Reception at the Hotel St. Regis October 22 WARREN, Mich., Oct. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- "It takes two!" Art Van Furniture and Motown, two iconic Michigan treasures, are toasting their 55(th) anniversaries together! As a way to celebrate the debut of the acclaimed Broadway musical at the Fisher Theatre featuring Detroit's unmistakable sound, the retailer is hosting two back...

2014-10-08 12:23:00

Help JMC Electrical Contractor, LLC Grow by Voting Online Before October 17 ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich., Oct. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- JMC Electrical Contractor, LLC, a local commercial electrical contractor, has applied for a $150,000 grant from Chase as part of a newly launched program, Mission Main Street(SM) Grants. JMC must submit a questionnaire outlining a business plan that will result in growth of the business and receive at least 250 votes to be eligible for a grant. Full...

2014-10-08 08:31:24

Build-out services sought for national membership SAGINAW, Mich., Oct. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- MiCTA, a national non-profit technology consortium has issued a Request For Proposals from qualified vendors of fiber optic network construction services under the terms of a Master Service Agreement. Vendors that wish to receive a copy of the RFP should contact MiCTA to express interest in receiving a copy of the RFP once it has been released. The deadline to respond is November...


Latest Michigan Reference Libraries

Ford Motor Company's Glass House
2014-04-13 07:51:53

The Ford Motor Company is an American automobile manufacturer with its  headquarters located in Dearborn, Michigan. It was founded by Henry Ford at 39 years old and incorporated on June 16, 1903. It is described by Forbes as "the most important industrial company in the history of the United States." Ford would go on to become one of the world's largest and most profitable companies and is one of the largest family-controlled companies in the world. Henry Ford made an attempt at an...

Cartercar 1912
2014-02-25 08:47:20

Cartercar is a vehicle manufacturer, founded by Byron J. Carter in 1905, Jackson, Michigan. The company moved to Detroit in 1906, then to Pontiac, Michigan from 1907 to 1915. Originally, Carter started his own company named the Motorcar Company in 1905 after leaving the Jackson Automobile Company. At the end of the year, he moved to Detroit due to financing. The company was renamed the Cartercar Company in 1907 when it relocated to Pontiac, Michigan and merged with the Pontiac High...

Ottawa National Forest
2013-12-24 11:52:01

Ottawa National Forest is a United States national forest that is located in the upper peninsula of Michigan. This forest holds 993,010 acres and encompasses many counties including Iron, Ontonagon, Marquette, and Baraga counties. The area was once inhabited by the Ojibwa people, who were known for gathering beaver pelts and trading or selling them with traders from Canada and eastern areas of the United States. When the fur trade declined, this forest and many others were sold in the Treaty...

Huron-Manistee National Forests
2013-11-01 12:56:11

Huron-Manistee National Forests are two national forests located in the lower peninsula of Michigan. The forests were combined in 1945 and hold 978,906 acres of public lands, wetlands, and other lands and waters. Huron National Forest, established in 1909, and Manistee National Forest, established in 1938, are not connected, but they had to be combined due to administrative issues. The Huron area is prone to fires, because of the large numbers of the highly flammable Jack Pine tree. The...

Isle Royale National Park
2013-04-18 00:37:38

Isle Royal National Park is located in the state of Michigan in the United States. The park contains 571,790 acres of land and water. Its mains feature is Isle Royale, the largest island in Lake Superior that stretches over forty-five miles. The park also contains four hundred smaller islands and the water that connects them. The park was established in 1940, designated as a Wilderness Area in 1976, and designated as an International Biosphere Reserve in 1980. Isle Royal once hosted a...

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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.