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Why does Michigan have a Thumb?
Monday, February 13, 2017
It wouldn't be much of a mitten without a thumb. But exactly how did our fair state's opposable digit come to fruition? Cranbrook Institute of Science's John Zawiskie gives us the geological history.
Digging deep: Detroiters work to clean up city's toxic soil
Monday, December 12, 2016
As development ramps up in Detroit, understanding what lies beneath our feet is key to the future.
Guest column: What Michigan can learn from Bolivia's water crisis
Valerie Vande Panne
Monday, December 05, 2016
You might wonder why a little country in South America should matter to Michiganders. Valerie Vande Panne went to Bolivia to learn about how citizens asserted control over their water systems, and how Michiganders could do the same.
A fermenting culture: Detroit food businesses harness the science (and flavor) of fermentation
Sarah Rose Sharp
Monday, November 28, 2016
Fermentation is an ancient form of preservation that's being popularized for its unique flavor and health properties. Many food businesses in Detroit are likewise finding new uses for this old technique.
Detroit's urban farms embrace green infrastructure for sustainable water use
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Detroit's urban farms are using green infrastructure to reduce their water costs. Along the way, they're helping to improve the city's stormwater system.
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Life Sciences Videos
Michigan Science Center inspires curious minds of all ages
Michigan Science Center
Tuesday, February 07, 2017
Stories from the new economy: Henry Ford Innovation Institute
New Economy Initiative
Tuesday, April 08, 2014
Henry Ford Innovation Institute connects medical practitioners with designers and entrepreneurs to help commercialize the innovation that arises every day at Henry Ford Hospital.
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Detroit Future City, Michigan Community Resources mini grants spur green infrastructure projects
Outdoor Education Center transforms vacant land in Osborn neighborhood
Construction begins on Wayne State's new Biomedical Research Building
$76 million lecture hall and research facility opens on WSU campus
Grand opening of new $35M WSU medical facility set for June 5
Wayne State Chemistry Building to be renovated and expanded
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Michigan Science Center forum to pose the question, "Should we eradicate the mosquito?"
Source: Michigan Science Center
Detroit Ento to host five-course dinner featuring edible insects
Source: Eating Insects Detroit
The Design Observer explores the urban ecology of Detroit and other cities
Source: Design Observer
DC3 helps grow collective voice for Detroit creatives
Source: Detroit Creative Corridor Center
DPS partnership with Wayne State, DMC, paves way for two new high schools
Source: Detroit News
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