Science & Technology

Published April 17, 2019

HUNTINGTON WOODS — The Huntington Woods City Commission passed a resolution and the first reading of an ordinance that deals with the aesthetics of small cell wireless facilities. Small cells are wireless transmitters and receivers that can fit on structures such as streetlights. They increase coverage and data speeds and are part of wireless companies’ plans to create 5G wireless networks.

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Published April 15, 2019

FERNDALE — A lifelong NASA enthusiast and Ferndale resident who designed a project for the organization has been given special recognition for his work. Derek McFall, a product development engineer with SRG Global in Troy, placed second in NASA’s Recycling in Space Challenge for his microgravity waste management system. He received $2,500 for his submission.

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Published March 8, 2019

Piece by piece, the plans and components of a future robotics collaboration center are being assembled in Sterling Heights.

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Published October 12, 2018

DETROIT — The Michigan Science Center in Detroit is reaching out to girls in the fourth through eighth grades in the metro Detroit area to encourage them to explore different aspects of science, technology, engineering and math with its monthly STEMinista program.

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Published October 3, 2018

BERKLEY — The city of Berkley has created a new position focused on innovating its technology for both residents and the municipality.Read More

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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