Flyover Future Trivia

We’ve gaining on Summer. Are you planning a road trip with the fam (even after being shut in with the fam for months?!). This week we’re going to list some tourist attractions in Flyover Country. Can you tell us the cities where they’re located? Biltmore Estate Motown Museum Andy Warhol Museum Here are the answers:…

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Time’s most influential companies MADISON, IL–When Time Magazine released its Time100 Most Influential Companies list in April, Maryland Heights-based World Wide Technology was included. World Wide Technology provides tech products and services for large businesses. Black Tech Nation PITTSBURGH–Black Tech Nation started as a local organization in Pittsburgh, but is now an online nationwide network for cultivating…

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Goodyear Ventures is a $100 million fund whose goal is to advance the future of mobility with a focus on partnering with and investing in startup companies. We spoke with Abhijit Ganguly, the managing director of Goodyear Ventures, about the fund.

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HealthTech is happening all over Flyover Country: Farmspace Systems tech tapped by the Department of Homeland Security to detect #COVID19, students at Wichita State University are creating a robot to kill COVID, The Ohio State University researchers are working on a new cancer treatment, and more Midwest health R&D.

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COVID finder tech The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) awarded $199,653 in Phase 1 funding to Farmspace Systems, a veteran-owned start-up based in Alamo, Tenn., to enhance its COVID Finder technology, a non-thermal detection COVID-19 screening method. Virus-killing robot Lydia Melles and Lucy Hoang, Wichita State University seniors, are creating…

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Flyover Future Presents: Innovators Podcast S2-E5: Access to AI and joining the digital revolution Listen Now! Available on these platforms: Spotify Apple Google Anchor FM Breaker Pocket Casts Overcast RadioPublic Raamel Mitchell has built his career at Microsoft around being able to recognize when innovation is happening off the beaten path or out of the…

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Flyover Future Trivia

Here’s a review of the questions: What city is home to the world’s largest hockey mural? In what city was an arena nicknamed “The Igloo” located? What city is home to a giant gold ball called “The Sunsphere”? And here are the answers: St. Paul, MN—The city took Canada’s claim of having the largest hockey…

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Flyover Country sees surge in tech openings FLYOVER: The race to find tech talent is heating up across the U.S. Here’s a look at the midmarket metros that have seen a surge in tech openings so far this year. Cities mentioned include Milwaukee, Detroit, and Des Moines. Oracle considers Nashville for tech hub NASHVILLE: Tech…

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Marinus Analytics is a company located in Pittsburgh that uses machine learning to help stem the tide of human trafficking. The company is the only American finalist for the IBM Watson AI XPRIZE competition, which is a five-year process of paring down a list of 150 AI-focused companies. We spoke with Emily Kennedy, one of…

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Predicting deterioration in COVID-19 patients Data scientists from the Michigan Center for Integrative Research have shown that an analytic model they created is significantly more accurate in predicting deterioration and need for life-saving interventions for COVID-19 positive patients. Creating tech solutions in Louisville The University of Louisville has received $750,000 from the U.S. Economic Development Administration to…

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“It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer. — Albert Einstein   Today’s issue: Predicting ICU needs Accelerating tech solutions Dust Cancer & COVID-19 PUDDLE HOPS: Health tech May 5, 2021 NAVIGATING THE RECOVERY PANDEMIC INNOVATION Image by Nhemz for Shutterstock Predicting deterioration in COVID-19 patients Data scientists from…

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Neurolutions’ IpsiHand System, a Brain-Computer-Interface (BCI) device that assists in rehabilitation for stroke patients with upper extremity disability, has received FDA approval. University of Cincinnati researchers are looking at the connection between a protein found in skeletal muscle fiber and the body’s fight or fight response during stress. A clinical trial at The Ohio State University…

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Blockchain tech TULSA–AppSwarm, Corp., a software development company and aggregator of mobile applications, announced the launch of DogeLabs.io for developing commercial applications around the Dogecoin blockchain protocol. 3D mapping PITTSBURGH–Kaarta, an innovator of real-time mobile 3D reality capture, was issued a patent for its laser scanner with real-time, online ego-motion estimation last month. This strengthens Kaarta’s foundation…

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Flyover Future Trivia

Here’s a review of the questions; George Webb and Sons was launched as a lunch counter in 1948. It has grown to a chain of restaurants in this state. Name the state and the quirky tradition it’s known for. This city contains an underwater vehicular tunnel built by the same firm that build the Holland…

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