Science & Technology

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Engineering senior design teams wrap up year-long projects

The Engineering building teems with students this time of year, all putting the final touches on their senior design pro...

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Handwritten notes improve comprehension and memory

A recent study published in “Psychological Science” recommends students take a step back from their laptops — at l...

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No evidence of security breaches at Calvin from Heartbleed bug

When a bug discovered in the widely-used cryptography library OpenSSL was disclosed on April 7, Calvin Information Techn...

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HIV treatment for newborns nearing clinical trial

On April 23, 1984, Dr. Robert Gallo and a team of colleagues discovered that human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) contribu...

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Mozilla Corp. CEO resigns over controversy

Brendan Eich resigned on April 3 after a one-and-a-half week term as CEO of the Mozilla Corporation, a company best know...

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Oil spills into Lake Michigan

On Monday, March 24, 2014, an estimated 630 to 1,638 gallons of oil spilled into Lake Michigan from BP’s Whiting, Ind....

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Facebook to acquire virtual reality startup company

Last Tuesday, Facebook announced that it would acquire virtual reality startup company Oculus VR, Inc. for $2 billion. W...

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Scientists produce synthesized materials from spider genes and E. coli

Spiders and Escherichia coli are hardly likely candidates for improving human health, but companies are now on the cusp ...

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Calvin website redesign targets mobile devices, prospective students

Visitors to Calvin’s website will notice a major redesign next week. According to Tim Ellens, director of communic...

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Scientists find 30,000-year old virus in siberian ice

While it is far from the nightmare portrayed in the movie “The Thing,” it is still exciting news. Scientists working...