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US plastic artist Peter Coffin's 'Flying Saucer' --a 7-meter, LED-studded, SMS-controlled flying saucer and lifted by a helicopter-- overflies Ipanema beach, on May 23, 2009, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. AFP PHOTO/Antonio Scorza (credit: ANTONIO SCORZA/AFP/Getty Images)

Detroit History: They Came From Outer Space

Mysterious objects zoomed across Michigan’s night skies week after week 115 years ago, during the spring and summer of 1897.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/23/2012

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Lansing Lugnuts Host 4-H Science Day At Stadium

The mysteries behind throwing a curve ball and keeping the baseball field green will be hot topics Sunday during 4-H Science Day at Cooley Law School Stadium.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/11/2012

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Report: Student Interest Growing In Science, Math

Math and science are on the radar of a growing number of high school students, according to a new report by the U.S. Department of Education.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/24/2012

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Michigan 8th Graders See Science Scores Improve

Michigan eight-graders have scored significantly better on a national science test in 2011 than in 2009, beating the national average.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/12/2012

GO-GIRL's program at Wayne State University. Photo: WSU

Wayne State College of Engineering Engages Middle School Girls In STEM

On May 5, the Wayne State University College of Engineering hosted 38 former participants in the Gaining Options — Girls Investigate Real Life (GO-GIRL) program at Wayne State.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/09/2012

Acehnese people run shortly after a powerfull earthquake hit western coast of Sumatera in Banda Aceh on April 11, 2012. A massive earthquake struck off Indonesia's Sumatra island, US and Indonesian monitors reported, prompting an Indian Ocean-wide tsunami alert. (Credit: Chaideer Mahyuddin/AFP/Getty Images)

An Earthquake Education

As history has proven, earthquakes are one of the most destructive natural disasters. Engineers and scientists study them to determine how, where and why they happen to reduce the damage they can cause.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/17/2012

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The “Maker” Movement

“Makers” use technology such as 3D printers and easy-to-use programming tools to create devices that send Twitter messages when a plant needs to be watered, or a harp made of lasers or even 3D-printed playable electric guitars.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/02/2012

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U.S. Naval Academy Accepting Applications For Summer STEM Program

The academy’s Summer STEM Program is an overnight academic program designed for rising 8th-11th grade students in good academic standing who have an interest in math and science.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/24/2012

Maple trees have been tapped in the "traditional" way to harvest maple syrup. (Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Maple Sugaring in Michigan

Michigan is the seventh largest producer of maple syrup.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/18/2012

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Pi Day And Einstein

Three-fourteen is the date, but it’s also the scientific formula for pi.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/18/2012

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