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U.S. Researchers Trying To Find New Uses for Cow Manure

Source: ENN, Sun March 18, 2007
Detroit, Michigan, USA - Home-buyers of tomorrow could find themselves walking across floors made from manure.

From factory floor to patient’s bedside

Source: Detroit News, Wed February 21, 2007
Detroit, Michigan, USA - Until last year, Josh Cline made car door panels for a living.

Wrinkle-filler regenerates collagen: Study

Source: ZeeNews India, Wed February 21, 2007
Washington, D.C., USA - Restylane, a popular cosmetic treatment for temporarily plumping out wrinkles, actually makes the skin produce more collagen, the natural stuff that makes skin look young, researchers said on Monday.

Man Pays Library $171, 47-Year Late Fee

Source: ABC News, Sun January 07, 2007
Hanock, Michigan, USA - Robert Nuranen handed the local librarian a book he'd checked out for a ninth-grade assignment along with a check for 47 years' worth of late fees.

Telemedicine Improves Breast Screenings For Rural Indian Reservations

Source: Medical News Today, Sun December 03, 2006
Dearborn, Michigan, USA - Native American women who live in North Dakota and South Dakota are coming to the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center for their mammograms without ever leaving the reservation.

Teen produces fusion reaction in parents’ basement

Source: Detroit Free Press, Wed November 22, 2006
Rochester Hills, MI - On the surface, Thiago Olson is like any typical teenager. He's on the cross country and track teams at Stoney Creek High School in Rochester Hills. He's a good-looking, clean-cut 17-year-old with a 3.75 grade point average, and he has his eyes fixed on the next big step: college. But to his friends, Thiago is known as "the mad scientist."

Hispanic bishop to lead in Detroit

Source: Detroit Free Press, Wed November 01, 2006
Detroit, Michigan, USA - Msgr. Daniel Flores, who will soon become the first Hispanic to serve as a bishop in the Archdiocese of Detroit, is a man passionate about education, an engaging preacher who peppers his sermons with personal stories and a priest with a special sensitivity for those in need. Oh, and he's a baseball fan.

Student engineers win design competition with 3,000 mpg vehicle

Source:, Fri June 23, 2006
Marshall, MI - A team of engineering students from The University of British Columbia has built a vehicle so efficient that it could travel from Vancouver to Halifax on a gallon of gasoline.

Michigan’s Rouge River Returns to Health

Source: CBS News, Thu May 25, 2006
Michigan - For years, the Rouge River was among the nation's dirtiest waterways, little more than a dumping ground in the shadow of the massive Ford industrial complex that churned out cars from Model As to Mustangs.

Michigan Cougars Not Extinct, Animal Droppings Indicate

Source: Live Science, Mon May 22, 2006
Delta County, Michigan, USA - Cougars may be the most controversial of Michigan's 10 million-plus residents. While the state has a history of cougar sightings, whether any actually remain is a source of debate.

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