Troy, Mich., – Automation Alley, Michigan’s largest technology business association, announced today that the latest issue of its quarterly technology magazine, X-OLOGY, has been released.
The summer issue spotlights the sustainable and profitable effects of Michigan’s transition to green technologies, as fossil fuels fade to a future run on alternative energy.
“Going ‘green’ signifies a shift in public awareness about the environmental effects of excessive energy consumption. Michigan is harnessing this awareness into practical manufacturing applications and innovations for homes and businesses,” says Ken Rogers, executive director of Automation Alley. “If we continue to operate outside of the box, we can lead the charge in revamping traditional modes of energy to a new wave of sustainability.”
X-OLOGY’s cover story, “Michigan’s Growing Power,” takes a look at the numerous companies and individuals developing sustainable technologies in the state. Spearheading the effort is the perpetuator and pioneer, the auto industry. Michigan’s top industry is redesigning fuel-efficiency with new breeds of hybrid, clean diesel and flex-fuel vehicles. With the wealth of automotive talent in the state, local companies are tapping into these growing niche markets and making the needed parts and fuel systems to power the new models.
The magazine also features a special “Getting Green” section, which highlights ways to decrease the carbon footprint at home and at work. Realistic solutions are provided to help develop corporate environmental responsibility through utilizing green tax credits and energy efficient buildings. Jeff Chaney of Resource Lighting shows how to take control of unnecessary energy use by installing energy-saving lighting systems. Readers are also shown how to draft and execute an energy-savings strategy.
This summer’s People Profile recognizes Stanford Ovshinsky, president of Ovshinsky Innovation, LLC. Ovshinsky is the holder of more than 400 patents, seen in computer, digital camera, cell phone, solar panel and photovoltaic cell technologies. As the founder of Detroit’s Energy Conversion Devices, he invented the nickel-metal-hydride battery, a catalyst for the electric and hybrid vehicle industry. Also featured is Irene Dimitry, director of renewable energy at DTE Energy. Under her supervision, DTE will invest billions of dollars over the next 20 years into renewable energy technologies that use wind, solar and other alternative resources.
In addition, X-OLOGY’s Lifestyle section captures Michigan’s renowned fishing landscapes. People come from all over to visit Southeast Michigan’s fishing spots, home to some of the most plentiful smallmouth bass and walleye fishing in North America. Key destinations around the area are mapped, along with the particular fish they carry.
Recurring department pieces return and include: the progression of plumbing from King Minos’ first flushing device in 1700 B.C. to the Neorest 600, the most futuristic toilet on the market; the world’s largest solar-powered boat in Green Effects; a new racehorse training mobile that monitors and maximizes animal safety in Tech+Design; and a University of Michigan engineering team developing miniature generators able to harvest random vibrations into energy in Education Kaleidoscope.
X-OLOGY is committed to delivering in-depth editorial content and high-end graphics in a dynamic publication that focuses on the wide range of innovative technology industries and talent in Southeast Michigan.
For information about X-OLOGY ‘s advertising and editorial content, contact R. David Eick, managing director of sales and marketing, firstname.lastname@example.org or 248-231-8067; and Jane Gleeson, editor, email@example.com or 248-613-9581.
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