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Probing Quantum Phenomena in a Tiny Transistor


Nearly 1,000 times thinner than a human hair, nanowires can only be understood with quantum mechanics. Using quantum models, physicists from Michigan Technological University have figured out what drives the efficiency of a silicon-germanium (Si-Ge)...
7-Jul-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Coal to Solar: Retraining the Energy Workforce


As the solar industry booms, coal workers have the opportunity to pursue new work. A study from Michigan Technological University and Oregon State University looks at what it takes to retrain underground skills for sunnier prospects.
24-Jun-2016 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Carbon Dioxide Biggest Player in Thawing Permafrost


Carbon dioxide emissions from dry and oxygen-rich environments will likely strengthen the climate forcing impact of thawing permafrost on top of methane release from oxygen-poor wetlands in the Arctic, according to a study in Nature Climate Change.
13-Jun-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Leaving the Electrical Grid in the Upper Peninsula


While Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is not the sunniest place in the world, solar energy is viable in the region. With new technologies, some people might be inclined to leave the electrical grid. A team from Michigan Technological University looked...
31-May-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Consensus on Consensus

A research team confirms that 97 percent of climate scientists agree that climate change is caused by humans. The group includes Sarah Green, a chemistry professor at Michigan Technological University, and is led by John Cook from the University of...
11-Apr-2016 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Ruthenium Nanoframes Open the Doors to Better Catalysts


Researchers have created the first ruthenium nanoframes by manipulating the metal's crystal structure. The two-part process could open up a new group of catalysts made from materials with unique atomic arrangements. If they prove to be efficient...
1-Apr-2016 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

The Legacy of Mercury in Lake Superior


Old mercury may have new import. Researchers from Michigan Tech examined dozens of core samples and found more mercury from past mining is sticking around in local waterways than they thought. At its height, mercury deposition from mining was 1,000...
18-Mar-2016 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Birds Abroad: How Oil Palm Affects Habitat in Mexico


Biodiversity in bird communities indicates healthier ecosystems and may also be connected to local human communities' wellbeing. Michigan Tech researcher David Flaspohler looks at how bird diversity relates to bioenergy.
17-Feb-2016 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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