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Weight Expectations: Context and Distraction Skew What We Predict and Remember


Context can alter something as basic as our ability to estimate the weights of simple objects. As we learn to manipulate those objects, context can even tease out the interplay of two memory systems and shows how distraction can affect multitasking....
21-Apr-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Two in the Pack: No Changes for Isle Royale Wolves


Researchers from Michigan Technological University have released the annual Winter Study detailing updates on the ecology of Isle Royale National Park.
17-Apr-2017 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Fluorescent Probe Could Light Up Cancer


A fluorescent probe developed by Michigan Tech chemist Haiying Liu lights up the enzyme beta-galactosidase in a cell culture. The glowing probe-enzyme combination could make tumors fluoresce, allowing surgeons to cut away cancer while leaving...
28-Mar-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Hydrophobic Proteins on Virus Surfaces Can Help Purify Vaccines

Through experimental and computational tests, new research expands on the theory of virus surface hydrophobicity. By being slightly water-repellant, the outer layers of proteins in virus capsids affect how it interacts with cells and the...
24-Mar-2017 9:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Volcano Breath: Measuring Sulfur Dioxide From Space


A number of volcanoes around the world continuously exhale gases. Of these, sulfur dioxide is the easiest to detect from space and now researchers have created the first global map of SO2 plumes from volcanoes.
15-Mar-2017 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Matching Up Fruit Flies, Mushroom Toxins and Human Health


Some fruit flies build up tolerance to the toxin α-amanitin; the genetic mechanisms behind this adaptation link to an important metabolic pathway. A team from Michigan Technological University used genome-wide association mapping to draw the...
27-Feb-2017 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Old Rocks, Biased Data: Overcoming Challenges Studying the Geodynamo


Bias introduced through analyzing the magnetism of old rocks may not be giving geophysicists an accurate idea of how Earth's magnetic dynamo has functioned. A team led by Michigan Technological University shows there is a way to improve the...
13-Feb-2017 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Just Press Print: New Study Shows How 3-D Printing at Home Saves Big Bucks

New research from Michigan Technological University shows that consumers who invest in an at-home 3-D printer can not only make their money back within six months, but may also see an almost 1,000 percent return on their investment over a five-year...
14-Feb-2017 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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