Saturday, January 22, 2011

Michigan on Digg!


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By Mr. Sig

Michigan made the front page of the popular news aggregation site  I've been checking this site on and off for the better part of 3 years.  While not as popular as it used to be, it is still a major player in the news aggregation market.  Digg allows its user base to submit and vote on (Digg) stories.  The more "Diggs" the story gets, the more likely it is to reach the front page.

You can see an example of the article below.


As a fan of, I was happy to see this get to the front even though the title itself infers that it is strange to see forward-thinking ideas in the state of Michigan.

So what does the article actually say?

Michigan State University will be getting a $600 million heavy ion accelerator... the most advanced in the world.  The article notes that this could be the discovery place for many new theoretical technologies including mini nuclear reactors that could power a far.  It could even be the place where cold fusion is finally figured out.

This sounds a little far fetched to me, but it's certainly good to see this kind of investment coming into Michigan even if it isn't private investment - the real sign of economic health.

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