Science and Technology

MSU employs new ways to step back in time

Apr 10, 2017
msutoday

Jim Peck is Big Ten Network executive producer and director of University Photography and Videography, Communications and Brand Strategy at MSU. His recent travels take us to Greece to explore new ways for archaeologists to peel back the layers of time. Jim is joined by MSU archaeology professor Jon Frey.


MSU's Anthony receives NSF award

Mar 16, 2017
msu.edu

Rebecca Anthony, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Michigan State University, received a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Award worth $500,000.

Star discovered in close black hole orbit

Mar 16, 2017
msu.edu

A research team, which included Michigan State University scientists, have discovered evidence of a star that can orbit around a black hole roughly twice an hour. Possibly the quickest orbital dance ever witnessed between a black hole and its companion star.

Courtesy of MSU

Michigan State University has announced a $1 million gift to the Department of Physics and Astronomy in the College of Natural Science from the family of former MSU professor Wu-Ki Tung.

The gift will establish the Dr. Wu-Ki Tung Endowed Professorship in Particle Physics, to honor the memory of the internationally known particle physicist who taught and conducted research at MSU from 1992-2007. Tung passed away in 2009.

Battery with inbuilt 'fire extinguisher' developed

Jan 16, 2017
GETTY IMAGES

From planes to phones, lithium-ion batteries have presented the danger of spontaneous fires.  New work in battery research may stop some of these fires in their tracks.

Artificial intelligence predicts when heart will fail

Jan 16, 2017
TrioTree Technologies

Many have said that prevention is the best cure. Now, health and technology teams in the UK are adding even deeper meaning to the adage.

Spacex Media Gallery

Saturday morning's SpaceX California launch is successful

Coral bleaching is killing reefs. Is the answer a great migration?

Jan 14, 2017
PBS NewsHour

Coral bleaching is killing reefs. Is the answer a great migration?

Jan 13, 2017
PBS NewsHour

Driverless car photo
Paul Pytlowany / CBS 62

What’s it like to take your first ride in a self-driving car? Detroit reporter Carol Cain recalls her recent white knuckle maiden voyage in a car driven by a computer.


Mackinac Bridge sensor photo
Kenji Anno

A Michigan State University researcher will soon attach sensors to the underside of the Mackinac Bridge. Current State’s Scott Pohl talks with Nizar Lajnef about what he hopes to learn from studying the everyday stresses on Big Mac.


Chris Thronson FRIB photo
Kevin Lavery / WKAR

The Facility for Rare Isotope Beams continues to rise on the Michigan State University campus. MSU will shed some light on this gigantic project by hosting an open house this weekend. Current State’s Kevin Lavery tours the site.


M. Emin Kutay photo
Kevin Lavery / WKAR

MSU researcher Dr. Emin Kutay is looking for ways to use rubber from scrap tires in asphalt. Will his work lead to better roads in Michigan?

Andy Keen supercomputer photo
Kevin Lavery / WKAR

Michigan State University is cutting the ribbon tomorrow on its new supercomputer. Current State’s Kevin Lavery has a report.


Mercery transit photo
Greg Hewgill / flickr creative commons

On Monday, Mercury will pass between the earth and the sun. We talk with Shannon Schmoll and John French of MSU's Abrams Planetarium about the rare event.


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