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Low-Tech, Affordable Solutions to Improve Water Quality

Clever, fundamental engineering could go a long way toward preventing waterborne illness and exposure to carcinogenic substances in water.
19-Mar-2018 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Mending Broken Hearts with Cardiomyocyte Molds

Whether caused by an undetected birth defect or by a heart attack (myocardial infarction), when a heart sustains damage, it can be difficult to repair.
9-Mar-2018 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Policy Brief Outlines How to Eliminate the Need for Fish Consumption Advisories in the Great Lakes

Mercury, polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) compounds, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and persistent organic pollutants (POPs) make their way into Great Lakes fish. Chronic exposure is a problem for fish-reliant Indigenous communities; they...
8-Mar-2018 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Just Conservation: Environmental Issues and Social Justice Commingle

Social justice and environmental conservation are considered great values in our society. However, in some conservation efforts, conflicts arise. A team led by Michigan Technological University explore ethical frameworks to resolve these conflicts.
1-Mar-2018 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


How Do Teachers Integrate STEM into K-12 Classrooms?

New teaching standards like the Next Generation Science Standards call for weaving science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) into classrooms better. What makes this integration effective?
27-Feb-2018 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


An Cyanine Dye Acid Test that Won't Drown in Water

Near-infrared cyanine dyes are go-to tools for studying the inner workings of cells and investigating the biochemistry of disease, including cancer. But even though they have low toxicity and plenty of applications, these fluorescent dyes have a...
6-Feb-2018 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


Farm Sunshine, Not Cancer: Replacing Tobacco Fields with Solar Arrays

Michigan Tech researchers contend that tobacco farmers could increase profits by converting their land to solar farms, which in turn provides renewable energy generation.
5-Feb-2018 2:50 PM EST Add to Favorites

Online Tool Speeds Up Evolution Education

The biology teacher's pedagogical toolbox is evolving. Bright colors, replicating computer code and a digital petri dish bring evolution science to life for students.
5-Feb-2018 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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