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Consensus on Consensus

A research team confirms that 97 percent of climate scientists agree that climate change is caused by humans. The group includes Sarah Green, a chemistry professor at Michigan Technological University, and is led by John Cook from the University of...
11-Apr-2016 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Ruthenium Nanoframes Open the Doors to Better Catalysts


Researchers have created the first ruthenium nanoframes by manipulating the metal's crystal structure. The two-part process could open up a new group of catalysts made from materials with unique atomic arrangements. If they prove to be efficient...
1-Apr-2016 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

The Legacy of Mercury in Lake Superior


Old mercury may have new import. Researchers from Michigan Tech examined dozens of core samples and found more mercury from past mining is sticking around in local waterways than they thought. At its height, mercury deposition from mining was 1,000...
18-Mar-2016 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Birds Abroad: How Oil Palm Affects Habitat in Mexico


Biodiversity in bird communities indicates healthier ecosystems and may also be connected to local human communities' wellbeing. Michigan Tech researcher David Flaspohler looks at how bird diversity relates to bioenergy.
17-Feb-2016 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Menominee Crack is an Unusual Geological Pop-Up Structure


The mysterious crack that opened up in Michigan's Upper Peninsula first puzzled scientists. Now, a team from Michigan Tech with the Seismological Society of America has determined the structure is a geological pop-up feature.
9-Feb-2016 6:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

The Iron Stepping Stones To Better Wearable Tech Without Semiconductors

The way to better wearable electronics is dotted with iron steppingstones. Check out how Michigan Tech researcher Yoke Khin Yap’s nanotubes bridge the gap with quantum tunneling.
3-Feb-2016 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Drone Catcher: "Robotic Falcon" Can Capture, Retrieve Renegade Drones

In January 2015, a Washington, DC, hobbiest accidentally flew his DJI Phantom quadcopter drone over the White House fence and crashed it on the lawn. Small drones have proven to be effective tools of mischief, from spying to smuggling to hacking.
8-Jan-2016 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

The Case of the Sticky Protein

As interdisciplinary sleuths, a Michigan Tech team recently put together clues to solve the case of the sticky protein. The new tool opens more possibilities for studying neurodegenerative diseases like ALS, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
16-Dec-2015 1:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

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