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A Global Innovation Center Opens in Grand Rapids

One of Grand Rapids largest employers has opened its first North American innovation center.

Global automotive and aerospace innovator & manufacturer, Hutchinson, opened its first North American Innovation Center at a private grand opening event yesterday, January 20 here in Grand Rapids. The center, which occupies 13,400 SF of a renovated third floor of its 30-acre campus at 460 Fuller Avenue in Grand Rapids, is dedicated to research, development and innovative thinking for all of Hutchinson’s divisions.

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Volunteer Opportunities at Grand Rapids Public Museum

The Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) is looking for volunteers for a variety of upcoming interactive programs this spring. New volunteer needs for the GRPM include help for new Science Tuesday programming, as well as organists to play the Mighty Wurlitzer Theater Organ in the Museum’s Meijer Theater.

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Grand Rapids Public Museum Creating Science Tuesdays

This is pretty exciting. The Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) will begin a brand new program this February called Science Tuesdays. Science Tuesdays will be an ongoing educational experience at the GRPM, offering science programming based on changing themes each month. Science Tuesdays kick off on February 2 with the theme Grand Fish, Grand River.

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The Blue Marble

 

Here is an iconic photo taken 43 years ago that no man had seen before.

It was on December 8, in 1972 that astronauts on the Apollo 17 spacecraft took a famous photograph of Earth, a photo that came to be known as "The Blue Marble." Ph...

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Here are the Top Toys for Christmas

Do you have your Christmas or Hanukkah shopping finished, wrapped and ready to go? Are you kidding?

Okay, seriously, most of us are still madly rushing about gathering presents and are somewhat clueless as to what to by the kids and grandkids.

Have no fear, I have this handy-dandy guide to the top Christmas toys of 2015, thanks to Ranker.com. Whether you’re looking for popular 2015 toys for your own kids, a niece or nephew, or pretty much any other kid you’d care to gift with one of the best Christmas presents ever, you're covered!

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Small Business Cyber Threat is Big Threat for West Michigan

The Small Business Development Center of Michigan (SBDC) announced its efforts to assist Michigan small businesses in evaluating risk of cyber threats by offering a free risk assessment tool.

The initiative, which centers on a website assessment tool that evaluates risk and provides cyber security resources, aims to attract 1,000 small businesses across the state by the end of 2015, and 10,000 Michigan businesses by the end of 2016.

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Introducing the Breakfast Machine [Video]

Technology isn't all that it's cracked up to be. I doesn't always make our lives easier. Sometimes, technology can be a big pain in the _ _ _ _!

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New Horizons, Direct from Pluto Mission Manager Speaking at Calvin College Thursday

The Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) and the Grand Rapids Amateur Astronomical Association (GRAAA) announced Dr. Thomas Strikwerda, who managed the design, guidance and control teams responsible for the success of the New Horizons spacecraft to Pluto this past July, will speak about the mission this Thursday, October 15th in a public presentation at Calvin College.

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Volkswagen Halts Sales Due to Emissions Scandal

Tell me it isn't true. The Auto Industry takes it on the chin again as another auto manufacturer admits to an egregious cover up, this time for violating U.S. Emissions standards.

The culprit is Volkswagen, and if you own one,or may have been contemplating buying one, you might think again. The German automaker has halted sales of the models affected by the emissions-cheating scandal that came to light Friday.

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Pajama Party at Cascade Township Park for Perseid Meteor Shower

Spread a blanket with other sky watchers and watch streaks of light dart overhead at the “Perseid Pajama Party.” The Grand Rapids Public Museum, in conjunction with the Grand Rapids Amateur Astrological Association, announced today the return of this successful event to Cascade Township Park on August 12 and 13.

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Grand Rapids City High Middle School Odyssey of the Mind Team Headed to World Competition

Congratulations to the City High Middle School Odyssey of the Mind team. They will be traveling to Michigan State University to compete in the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals next month.

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A Very Special Teddy Bear Helps Children Cope With Hospital Stays [Video]

A research group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology just unveiled a new robotic toy to help young children cope with being in the hospital.

This interactive robot teddy bear is called a Huggable, and it reduces stress, anxiety and pain in kids by engaging them. 

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