Science & Technology

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Nanotechnology: machines on the molecular scale

“How small can you make machinery?” physicist Richard Feynman challenged the scientific community in 1984, according...

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Uranus may have two additional moons

Thirty years ago, NASA’s Voyager 2 spacecraft flew by Uranus, but researchers are still making discoveries from th...

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Mineral spotlight: apatite

Daniel Blakemore Mineral Spotlight: Apatite Apatite is one of the most important minerals in modern society, yet many pe...

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Scientists develop new penguin tracking software

Ever wondered what nonprofessional scientists and NASA have in common? Well, thanks to a collaboration between NASA and ...

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Hubble telescope reveals more galaxies

Given that the universe is vast both in volume and space, it’s difficult to perceive an accurate representation of how...

Plaster Creek Stewards help build gardens

Plaster Creek Stewards and over one hundred volunteers completed eight curb-cut rain gardens last weekend. Volunteers from local high schools and churches joined Calvin College students and Plaster Creek Stewards for a presentation and planting last […]

Bruce Dice Mineralogical Museum acquiring a moon rock

On November 19, Dr. Renee Sparks, a professor of geology at Calvin, will bring us the moon. Through a program administered by NASA’s Lunar Collection, museums are able to apply for short-term loans of geologic samples. […]

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Hawaiian bee species placed on the endangered list

On Sept. 30, 2016, the United States Fish and Wildlife service determined that ten animal species from Hawaii, including...

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Battle over construction of deep-space telescope on sacred mountain

A battle over sacred ground that began nearly 7 years ago, according to the New York Times, will come to a close within ...

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Mineral spotlight: rhodochrosite

Through my time working for the Dice Mineralogical Museum, the question visitors most frequently ask of me is to identif...