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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Mineral spotlight: apatite

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

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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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...

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Mineral spotlight: wulfenite

Wulfenite is a mineral which may be unfamiliar to the novice geologist, but is highly prized by mineral collectors. No o...

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Stem cells show promise for stroke and brain dead patients

Recent medical research has discovered another promising use for stem cells: neural tissue regeneration. Previously, mos...

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Caution: self-driving cars are closer than they appear

They might not be the flying cars we expected from “Back to the Future II,” but autonomous vehicles are the cars of ...

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‘Five-second rule’ debunked

The journal of the American Society of Microbiology has released a report claiming that the notion of the ‘five-second...