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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

Shaking the Nanomaterials Out

Nano implies small—and that’s great for use in medical devices, beauty products and smartphones—but it’s also a problem. All these tiny particles get into our water and are difficult to remove. Now, researchers Yoke Khin Yap and Dongyang...
10-Dec-2015 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Thyroid Cancer Biomarker Assays May Show Inaccurate Readings

Two thyroid cancer biomarkers go through a clumping cycle that may interfere with cancer detection tests. New research from Michigan Technological University explores a driving force behind the problem: a protein with a sweet tooth.
12-Nov-2015 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Shining More Light on Solar Panels

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A better understanding of how light reflects off different surfaces has improved action movies, videogames and now solar panels. A team from Michigan Technological University and Queen's University have found a way to get more sun to shine on the...
22-Oct-2015 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New HOLODEC Study in Science on Using Holography to Better Understand Clouds

Watching the clouds go by, swirls of white puff up and melt away. New research led by Michigan Technological University analyzes how those clouds mix using holographic imaging and an airborne laboratory.
1-Oct-2015 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Catalyst Yields More Accurate PSA Test

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A research team led by Michigan Technological University chemist Xiaohu Xia has developed a catalyst that improves the sensitivity of the standard PSA test over 100-fold. The new catalyst mimics the action of biochemicals found in nature, called...
16-Sep-2015 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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