Science & Technology

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2/20 Observatory Corner

Hello, and welcome back for another exciting edition of Observatory Corner! Initial weather forecasts for the coming wee...

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Calvin represented at IEEE leadership conference

This past weekend, eight students represented Calvin College at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (I...

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Calvin College Professor receives cancer research grant

By now, it comes as no surprise to learn that another faculty member of the Calvin science department has received a gra...

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2/04 Observatory Corner

For those of you interested in visiting the observatory this week, the best chance to avoid Michigan’s perpetual cloud...

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Mineral Spotlight: Vanadinite

Vanadinite is not a mineral that is talked about very much, but it should be. It is a rare mineral, and, with the chemic...

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February is Turner Syndrome awareness month

February is Turner Syndrome (TS) awareness month, and people from all over the United States are working diligently to r...

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Kepler telescope finds multi-planet solar system

The Kepler space telescope has detected the first distant solar system containing more than one planet. One of these fiv...

Amedicine
New antibiotic shows promising signs for ending the era of resistance

Have you ever thought about looking in your own backyard for what may be the most diverse pharmacy known to man? As it t...

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Student research can lead to publication in scientific journals

Calvin students are experiencing the thrill of seeing their name in published journals. Since 2000, Over 200 students ha...

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Computer program solves poker game

The best poker players have the best poker faces, so what happens when your opponent doesn’t have a face? Researchers ...