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Prepare for Turbulence: Improving Long-Range Optics


Jeremy Bos is a 2016 recipient of the Young Investigator Program (YIP) through the Air Force Office of Scientific Research. Bos, an assistant professor of electrical engineering studying atmospheric optics at Michigan Technological University, wants...
18-Jan-2017 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Crybaby: The Vitamins in Your Tears


Would you rather shed a couple tears or have your blood drawn? Testing for nutritional deficiencies in blood can be invasive and expensive. A team led by Michigan Technological University explored what it takes to switch to tears instead and their...
12-Jan-2017 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Streamlining the Internet of Things and Other Cyber-Physical Systems


In an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) keynote paper, computer engineers lay out a framework to improve research on cyber-physical systems. They encourage combining model-based design with data-based learning: in other words,...
3-Jan-2017 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Bright Future for Energy Devices


A new material invented by Michigan Technological University researchers embeds sodium metal in carbon and could improve electrode performance in energy devices. The team ran tests on the sodium-embedded carbon and it performed better than graphene...
20-Dec-2016 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Plug in for Renewable Energy


A new study shows a huge US market for plug and play solar energy, with billions of dollars in retail sales and energy savings. So what's holding up widespread use?
5-Dec-2016 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Cloud in a Box: Mixing Aerosols and Turbulence


In research conducted in Michigan Tech’s cloud chamber, Physics Professors Raymond Shaw, Will Cantrell and colleagues found that cleaner clouds also have a much wider variability in droplet size. And the way those droplets form could have...
30-Nov-2016 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Weather the Storm: Improving Great Lakes Modeling


Water and atmospheric processes are inseparable. Now, there is a supercomputer model that couples climate and hydrodynamic factors for the Great Lakes region. The new model will be useful for climate predictions, habitat modeling for invasive...
21-Nov-2016 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Inactive Patents: Innovate More, Search Less


A new patent search tool developed by engineers at Michigan Technological University makes it easier to discover and track inactive patents. The team hopes that by initially streamlining inactive patent searches, it will foster and speed up...
15-Nov-2016 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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