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Plug in for Renewable Energy

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A new study shows a huge US market for plug and play solar energy, with billions of dollars in retail sales and energy savings. So what's holding up widespread use?
5-Dec-2016 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Cloud in a Box: Mixing Aerosols and Turbulence

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In research conducted in Michigan Tech’s cloud chamber, Physics Professors Raymond Shaw, Will Cantrell and colleagues found that cleaner clouds also have a much wider variability in droplet size. And the way those droplets form could have...
30-Nov-2016 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Weather the Storm: Improving Great Lakes Modeling

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Water and atmospheric processes are inseparable. Now, there is a supercomputer model that couples climate and hydrodynamic factors for the Great Lakes region. The new model will be useful for climate predictions, habitat modeling for invasive...
21-Nov-2016 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Inactive Patents: Innovate More, Search Less

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A new patent search tool developed by engineers at Michigan Technological University makes it easier to discover and track inactive patents. The team hopes that by initially streamlining inactive patent searches, it will foster and speed up...
15-Nov-2016 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Close Up of the New Mineral Merelaniite

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The scroll-like structure of the newly discovered mineral merelaniite grows into tiny, silver-gray whiskers. A physicist from Michigan Tech found the mineral on a sample of larger minerals from the Merelani Mining District in Tanzania.
28-Oct-2016 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

A Skin Graft for Bad Burns

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To get a head start on healing burn wounds, biomedical engineers at Michigan Technological University turn to the body's natural network. They combine engineered stem cell sheets with split thickness skin grafts to do so.
27-Oct-2016 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Household Sustainability: Consuming Food, Energy, Water

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Changing people’s behavior may be the hardest part of mitigating climate change. But a research team led by Michigan Technological University wants to find a way to do just that.
24-Oct-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Bringing Together Insights on Zika

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Understanding the full history the Zika virus along with new developments is key to getting a vaccine and medicine to prevent and relieve Zika infections. This includes knowing all the transmission methods--it's more than a mosquito bite.
13-Oct-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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