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Bioenergy Across the Americas

To solve complex global challenges, like the social and environmental impacts of bioenergy development, researchers turn to PIRE. That stands for Partnership in International Research and Education and is a program through the National Science...
22-Aug-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Sticking It to Rogue RNA

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Michigan Technological University scientists have developed a process that could lead to stickier—and better—gene therapy drugs. The drugs, called antisense DNA, are made from short, single strands of synthetic DNA.
10-Aug-2016 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Watch a Tiny Space Rocket Work

Moving a nanosatellite around in space takes only a tiny amount of thrust. Engineers from Michigan Technological University and the University of Maryland teamed up, put a nanoscale rocket under a microscope, and watched what happened.
8-Aug-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Multitasking Proteins: Unexpected Properties of Galectin-3

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Galectin-3, a well-known lectin protein that binds with sugars, could have a number of interactions with other sugar-seeking proteins, which may complicate the biological processes that drive cancer growth, neural growth and white blood cell...
4-Aug-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Probing Quantum Phenomena in a Tiny Transistor

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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

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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

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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

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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

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