Scientists are aiming for a simple, practical way to remediate mine waste laced with copper and other toxic elements. And, they are shedding light on the inner workings of the plants and bacteria that do the cleanup.
3/7/2014 9:45 AM EST
Using iron ions and chemistry found in the adhesive proteins of a certain mollusk, Bruce P. Lee has developed a hydrogel actuator that moves when its pH is raised.
3/7/2014 9:15 AM EST
A life-cycle analysis led by Joshua Pearce of Michigan Technological University shows that making your own plastic 3D printer filament from milk jugs uses less energy—often a lot less—than recycling milk jugs conventionally.
3/5/2014 11:00 AM EST
An aquaponics project studying the interdependence of fish and plants winds up rolled in tortillas and served with organic coleslaw.
2/26/2014 8:00 AM EST
Engineered tissues like the ones used to create artificial skin need a scaffold for cells to grow on. Now a team led by Michigan Technological University’s Feng Zhao has coaxed cells called fibroblasts into creating a scaffold that mimics the...
2/24/2014 9:30 AM EST
A technological breakthrough on the horizon: a new kind of smart phone that sends scents.
2/11/2014 3:00 PM EST
A winter wonderland will welcome college students competing to build the greenest, quietest snow machines.
2/10/2014 10:35 AM EST
An ingenious new technique may open up new vistas for scientists seeking to understand health and disease at the most fundamental level.
2/4/2014 5:00 PM EST
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...
2/19/2014 12:05 AM EST
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12/5/2013 8:00 AM EST
A Michigan Technological University water resources engineer is working with experts from 10 other universities across the nation to develop a sustainable model for water resources management in South Florida. It will serve other areas facing...
8/28/2013 1:00 AM EDT
A researcher at Michigan Technological University is looking into neural connections to high blood pressure and congestive heart failure.
8/13/2013 2:30 PM EDT
The faculty advisor to Michigan Technological University's Korean Student Association and a visiting scholar from South Korea express their fears and hopes about escalating tensions between South and North Korea.
4/26/2013 11:00 AM EDT
An Early Intervention Team at Michigan Technological University offers faculty and friends a new way to help troubled students before their problems get out of hand.
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