Science & Technology

Published July 29, 2018

SHORES — Although they didn’t technically turn it down, Grosse Pointe Shores officials did, in essence, say no to a proposed intergovernmental agreement with their neighbors and the school district that would have brought high-speed fiber optic data services to the community.

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Published July 2, 2018

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — A total of 121 students got their science, technology, engineering and math skills in gear last week at Brownell Middle School.

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Published July 2, 2018

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — The Grosse Pointe Public School System and Grosse Pointe City and Park are among the governmental entities that have voted in favor of joining a consortium to bring high-speed fiber optic data to the community, but some cities — including Grosse Pointe Shores — haven’t made a final decision. 

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Published July 2, 2018

EASTPOINTE — Eastpointe recently installed an electric vehicle charging unit that is free of charge to its residents at Eastpointe City Hall, 23200 Gratiot Ave.Read More

Published June 29, 2018

WARREN — In the 1980s, John Bolognino would make wooden die models for General Motors by working off blueprints and concept drawings to develop models for testing. John, a Shelby Township resident, said that was a time-consuming method and didn’t allow for timely testing.Read More

Published June 12, 2018

TROY — The Team 4384 Benzene Bots, of the FIRST Robotics Competition comprises 35 students from the International Academy-East and Troy and Athens high schools who have spent each Thursday afternoon this year mentoring the Martell students.

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Published May 15, 2018

DETROIT — Ensuring that students are prepared for the future is a constantly evolving challenge. The nonprofit organization Brave Initiatives is taking on that challenge by offering free coding classes for young women.

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Published April 25, 2018

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — There’s no denying that careers in information and communications technology are male-dominated, but Baker College is helping to change that.

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Published January 31, 2018

The meteor Jan. 16 was seen and heard by residents all throughout the state.

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Published January 29, 2018

METRO DETROIT — An area in Hamburg Township, Michigan, has the professional and amateur meteorite-hunter community buzzing after NASA confirmed a space rock allegedly 6 feet in diameter and possibly as big as the size of a small SUV entered the Earth’s atmosphere Jan. 16.

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Published January 23, 2018

WARREN — Robots will take over Peck Elementary School Jan. 27 when the Peck Engineering Leaders host the Vex IQ robotics challenge from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Published January 23, 2018

FARMINGTON HILLS — Farmington resident Tony Licata not only heard and saw the big “boom” that turned out to be a meteor the evening of Jan. 16, but he helped find meteorite fragments days later.

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Published August 31, 2017

WEST BLOOMFIELD — Preliminary work began on a new senior living facility at the site of the former Ealy Elementary School Aug. 23. 

A $23 million assisted living community, called Provision Living at West Bloomfield, will be built at the location of the old school, 5475 W. Maple Road.

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Published August 21, 2017

It had been almost 40 years since the last solar eclipse, and the public was ready for another one.

On Aug. 21, community members from the Grosse Pointes and surrounding areas took to the skies at the Grosse Pointe Public Library Woods Branch, in Grosse Pointe Woods, and Ewald Branch, in Grosse Pointe Park, to watch the much-talked-about solar eclipse.

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Published March 7, 2017

BLOOMFIELD HILLS — Sacred Heart Lower Academy is encouraging students at its girls school to get their hands dirty and jump into science feet first with its annual Hands-On Science Day.

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Published January 31, 2017

ROYAL OAK — Looking for a way to connect with the city while on the go? Is your face always in your phone?

The city has you covered with its new app, available now for iPhone and Android.

“It is basically another way of looking at our website,” said Royal Oak Community Engagement Specialist Judy Davids.

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Published November 28, 2016

Things are picking up speed at a recently opened cyber security hub associated with the Macomb-OU INCubator at the Velocity Collaboration Center in Sterling Heights.

During a Nov. 15 Sterling Heights City Council meeting, Larry Herriman, who directs the Macomb-OU INCubator, gave a brief presentation about the center’s recent happenings, particularly with its new Velocity Hub of the Michigan Cyber Range.

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Published October 26, 2016

DETROIT — Parents often say their children are the lights of their lives, but humans don’t have the physical ability to glow in the dark without outside assistance.

There are, however, many kinds of living creatures that create their own light. Through Jan. 15, 2017, the Michigan Science Center is hosting “Creatures of Light: Nature’s Bioluminescence.” 

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Published October 7, 2016

When people think of manufacturing jobs, they might think of dark, foreboding factories that offer little except poor-paying manual labor jobs. However, there are those who are trying to show the world that this couldn’t be further from the truth.

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Published September 20, 2016

LANSING — Representatives from eight state community colleges  — including Macomb Community College — met Sept. 8 for a press conference in Lansing to announce details of an articulation agreement.

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