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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

Protecting Bulk Power Systems From Hackers


Most of us take turning the lights on for granted. In reality, the energy we draw from the electrical grid to brighten homes, freeze food and watch TV is part of a complicated and widespread system. Understanding that system's vulnerabilities and...
10-Feb-2017 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Biomimic Batteries: Lucia Gauchia Wins NSF CAREER Award


Energy storage can learn a lot from ecology—and that's what one engineer plans to do with her early career award grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). She also mentors young Hispanic women, brings real-time data monitoring into...
9-Feb-2017 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Three New Uranium Minerals From Utah


Three new minerals discovered by a Michigan Tech alumnus are secondary crusts found in old uranium mines in southern Utah. They're bright, yellow and hard to find. Meet leesite, leószilárdite and redcanyonite.
7-Feb-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Color-Coded Chemistry Tests Get a Boost


There is something very noble about Xiaohu Xia's research. He wants to use palladium, platinum, ruthenium and other corrosion-resistant metals to refine tests to detect biomarkers for cancer and infectious diseases. To do so, he plans to use...
1-Feb-2017 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Building Up Biomaterials: Michigan Tech Researchers Lead Forest Bioeconomy Conference


What do furniture makers, the auto industry and foresters all have in common? A need for innovation in Michigan forest biomaterials. The Michigan Forest Bioeconomy Conference, held Feb. 1 and 2 at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids,...
1-Feb-2017 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Prepare for Turbulence: Improving Long-Range Optics


Jeremy Bos is a 2016 recipient of the Young Investigator Program (YIP) through the Air Force Office of Scientific Research. Bos, an assistant professor of electrical engineering studying atmospheric optics at Michigan Technological University, wants...
18-Jan-2017 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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