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Better Heat Exchangers Using Garbage Bags

Michigan Tech researchers are making better heat exchangers for industrial use using the same plastic as in garbage bags.
26-Jun-2015 10:05 AM EDT

Fruit Fly Genetics Reveal Pesticide Resistance and Insight Into Cancer

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Thomas Werner, an assistant professor of biological sciences at Michigan Tech, has bridged the miniscule and the massive in an effort to better understand the mechanisms behind several unique features of fruit fly genes.
5-Jun-2015 3:05 PM EDT

Clues to the Earth's Ancient Core

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Old rocks hold on to their secrets. Now, a geophysicist at Michigan Technological University has unlocked clues trapped in the magnetic signatures of mineral grains in those rocks. These clues will help clear up the murky history of the Earth’s...
4-Jun-2015 12:05 PM EDT

Working Together to Build Drought Resiliency

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As drought continues, and demand grows, researchers like Alex Mayer from Michigan Technological University are looking to new models to improve the Rio Grande region's drought resiliency.
29-May-2015 12:05 PM EDT

Turn That Defect Upside Down

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Most people see defects as flaws. A few Michigan Technological University researchers, however, see them as opportunities. Twin boundary defects may present an opportunity to improve lithium-ion batteries.
21-May-2015 9:05 AM EDT

Bioprinting in 3D

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Researchers at Michigan Technological University are working on 3D bioprinting synthetic tissue that could help regenerate nerve cells in patients with spinal cord injuries.
11-May-2015 3:50 PM EDT

Detecting Lysosomal pH with Better Fluorescent Probes

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Detecting problems with lysosomes is the focus of a new set of fluorescent probes developed by researchers at Michigan Technological University. The Royal Society of Chemistry published their work in January.
9-Apr-2015 11:05 AM EDT

Connecting the Dots with a Golden-Winged Warbler

For the first time, the same Golden-winged Warbler has been caught at both a migration hotspot and in his wintering grounds.
8-Apr-2015 9:05 AM EDT

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Earthquake Expert Available to Talk About Nepal

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12-May-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Earthquake Researcher Familiar with Nepal

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27-Apr-2015 3:05 PM EDT

Air, Earth, Water Research Join Hands at Michigan Tech

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An interdisciplinary lab at Michigan Tech's Great Lakes Research Center brings air, earth and water scientists together to study climate and environmental issues.
19-Aug-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Sustainable Forest Management--What We Say and What We Do

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There is a proven system for sustainable management of northern hardwood forests. Everyone subscribes to it, but a study shows few are actually doing it.
27-May-2014 3:55 PM EDT

With Heartbleed, Time Is Not on Your Side

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11-Apr-2014 10:00 AM EDT

What's Going on Under the Ice? Researchers Take a Peek

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Most people are fed up with winter, but Guy Meadows loves it. Ice and snow give the director of Michigan Technological University’s Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC) in the frigid Upper Peninsula of Michigan a chance to do something few others...
4-Apr-2014 10:00 AM EDT

University Chefs Share Their Healthy Eating Secrets

Two Michigan Technological University chefs are holding classes to help faculty and staff learn to cook and eat more nutritiously.
26-Mar-2014 1:00 AM EDT

Deep Freeze in the Great Lakes

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Lake Superior is more than 90 percent iced over, and experts say it may be covered completely before winter's end. Someone has proposed a hike across Lake Michigan, and Lake Huron and Lake Erie are 95 percent frozen. But even without 100 percent...
19-Feb-2014 12:05 AM EST

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