Science & Technology

Science and Technology

woman near computer screen
Kevin Lavery / WKAR-MSU

Is it a school?  Is it a bus?  Is it a school bus?  The answer to all those questions is yes -- sort of.

scientists in lab at MSU
Courtesy Yungqui Cao

Electricity is an abundant power source.  But harnessing it for everyday use is sometimes tricky. 

But what if you could charge your phone with your own body?


That question is being studied at Michigan State University with a device that uses nanotechnology.


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

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.

Spacex Media Gallery

Saturday morning's SpaceX California launch is successful