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Birds Flying High Over the Great Lakes Have a New Strategic Plan


Every year, many bird researchers catch warblers, finches, thrushes and other feathered travelers to better understand their routes and migration patterns. A number of conservation initiatives seek to secure land to help species make their trek...
19-Mar-2015 5:05 PM EDT

A Call to Change Recycling Standards as 3-D Printing Expands


Buying plastic filament for 3-D printing can be expensive. But a Michigan Technological University researcher and his students have whittled the cost of printing to ten cents per kilogram — down from $30 per kilogram.
17-Mar-2015 2:05 PM EDT

The Better to See You With


A mechanical engineer and his team have developed a computer-controlled camera that enables their robotic ankle to see where it is going.
27-Feb-2015 3:05 PM EST

Salvaging the Ecosystem after Salvage Logging


After a forest fire, logging companies often follow to do what is called salvage logging—salvaging the timber that has not been completely destroyed by the fire. The economic benefit is clear. But the ecological effects are unknown.
9-Jan-2015 3:00 PM EST

Flashes From Faster-Than-Light Spots May Help Illuminate Astronomical Secrets


Photonic booms--flashes that are faster than the speed of light--may turn out to help illuminate a variety of astronomical objects such as asteroids and the moon.
8-Jan-2015 5:00 PM EST

Seeing Is Believing


Using indium tin oxide, a common coating in modern electronics, an engineer developed a biosensor that enables simultaneous electrical measurements and visual observation.
11-Dec-2014 1:00 PM EST

Michigan Tech Students Researching Bird-Window Collisions


Birds fly into windows all the time, often killing themselves. The student chapter of The Wildlife Society at Michigan Tech is researching these collisions at buildings on campus, hoping to develop some protective solutions.
3-Dec-2014 1:15 PM EST

Bacterial Slime: It's What's for Dinner


If natural or manmade disaster strikes, causing global crop failures, the world won't starve--providing they are willing to eat bacterial slime and bugs.
19-Nov-2014 9:00 AM EST

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Air, Earth, Water Research Join Hands at Michigan Tech


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


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


11-Apr-2014 10:00 AM EDT

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


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


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

Concussion Expert on Hockey Injuries


7-Feb-2014 2:40 PM EST

The Science Behind Volcanoes in Indonesia, & Ecuador


4-Feb-2014 11:00 AM EST

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