Science & Technology

Science and Technology

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Scientists are examining mastodon teeth that turned up in the yards of homes in Michigan.

Paleontology experts are investigating the discovery of prehistoric mastodon bones at a Michigan construction site.

Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

Hundreds of students and families descended on the lawn of the Michigan State University Observatory to observe the solar eclipse. 


moon in front of the sun
Courtesy of NASA/SDO / PBS

A total solar eclipse will cross the United States on August 21, 2017, and people have been making travel plans for months to get the best glimpse of it.

 


PBS NewsHour

Mazda is recalling nearly 80,000 cars and SUVs, some for a second time, to replace dangerous Takata air bag inflators.

Skyler Ashley / WKAR-MSU

This weekend, Impression 5, Lansing’s interactive science center, opened its new exhibit, “Flow.” 


First NASA Solar Probe Named In Honor Of MSU Alumnus

Jun 1, 2017
NASA / NASA

NASA’s Solar Probe Plus spacecraft, which will embark on the world’s first mission to a star in 2018, has been christened the Parker Solar Probe in honor of MSU alumnus Eugene Parker.

Peter Whorf / wkar-msu

Fiat Chrysler and Google for the first time will offer rides to the public in the self-driving automobiles they are building under an expanding partnership.

Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

Thousands rallied for science at the Michigan Capitol on Saturday. It was one of many marches and rallies around the world on "March for Science" day. Many said President Trump and his administration are diminishing the work of scientists. Some speakers said climate change is not being taken seriously.

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.


John French wearing eclipse glasses.
Katie Cook / WKAR-MSU

A total solar eclipse will cross the United States on August 21, 2017, and people are already making travel plans to get the best glimpse of it.

WKAR’s Morning Edition host Brooke Allen spoke with John French from Abrams Planetarium to find out more.

 

 


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.

robertabondar.com

Roberta Bondar grew up in Ontario, camped in Michigan as a girl, and grew to become her nation’s first female astronaut. She shares her story today on WKAR.


Common house fly
Richard Bartz / Wiki Commons

Michigan residents can expect insect pests earlier than normal this year. According to Michigan State University Entomologist Howard Russell, it's the result of the recent stretch of warm weather this winter.

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