Science & Technology

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Mineral Spotlight: Zircon

One of the most important minerals for industrial and scientific discovery is zircon, and it also makes an excellent gem...

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Flint water crisis estimated to affect 45,000 homes

Governor Rick Snyder has officially announced plans for the city of Flint and Genessee County to reconnect to Detroit’...

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Science division hosts research poster fair

Student researchers from nine science departments presented their summer research projects in DeVries Hall lobby on Oct...

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U.S. honeybees contend with mind-altering parasite

The nation’s already hard-hit honeybees are now contending with a parasitic behavior-altering insect. The tiny fly Apo...

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Synthetic brain implant developed for hippocampus

In 2013, President Barack Obama launched the BRAIN (Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies) Initi...

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Mineral Spotlight: Opal

When people learn that I study geology, they always ask me what my favorite rock is. Although my answer can vary, I ofte...

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Transparent solar technology developed

An idea that has been over twenty years in the making could soon be hitting glass markets everywhere. Transparent films ...

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NASA reports liquid water on modern-day Mars

Humans have long pondered the potential for life on other planets in the universe. Up until recently, however, we have n...

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Observatory Corner: Friday, Oct. 2

Hello everyone, and welcome back for another exciting edition of Observatory Corner for Friday, Oct. 2! Weather forecast...

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Apple brand electric car to hit streets in 2019

The rumors are coming true: Apple — the company, not the fruit — is working on an electric car that is reported to b...