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Scientists Study Effects of Warming on Tropical Rainforest

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Three early-career women scientists are spearheading a first-ever field study of the effects of global warming on tropical rainforests. Their experimental site is a national forest in Puerto Rico.
27-Jun-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Toward Smarter Underwater Drones

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With better brains, underwater drones would spend less time searching and more time finding their target, including airliners lost at the bottom of the ocean. If one scientist has her way, the next generation of autonomous underwater vehicles will...
29-May-2014 12:00 PM EDT

TV Documentary Spotlights Students Partnership with Wounded Veterans

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A new TV documentary airing 3 times in May follows a team of mechanical engineering students from Michigan Technological University as they build a better handcycle for wounded veteran athletes, with support from GM,.
15-May-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Sustaining Northern Hardwood Forests--Are We Doing What We Think We're Doing?

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There's an established, accepted and effective system for sustainable management of northern hardwood forests. The only thing is, although they give lip service, almost no one is using it.
13-May-2014 10:35 AM EDT

Inbred Wolves Struggle, Moose Proliferate at Isle Royale National Park

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Inbreeding is killing off the wolves of Isle Royale National Park, and as a result, the moose are proliferating, threatening the vegetation on the remote Lake Superior island.
2-May-2014 4:00 PM EDT

Michigan Tech Commencement Speaker: Former Astronaut, NFL Player

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Former astronaut and NFL football player Leland D. Melvin will be the speaker at Michigan Technological University's 2014 Spring Commencement.
1-Apr-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Scientists ID Genes that Could Lead to Tough, Disease-Resistant Varieties of Rice

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A meta-data analysis has uncovered more than 1,000 genes in rice that may be key targets for developing new strains of super rice.
1-Apr-2014 8:00 AM EDT

A Plague of Fleas

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The spiny water flea, aka Bythotrephes, is devouring its way through the Great Lakes and into the surrounding inland waters, including Minnesota's Voyageurs National Park, disrupting an entire ecosystem from the bottom up.
12-Mar-2014 10:00 AM EDT

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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

Concussion Expert on Hockey Injuries

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7-Feb-2014 2:40 PM EST

The Science Behind Volcanoes in Indonesia, & Ecuador

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4-Feb-2014 11:00 AM EST

Amazon Drones? Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Experts Available

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5-Dec-2013 8:00 AM EST

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