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International Students Share a Taste of Home


International students at Michigan Technological University have teamed up with Dining Services at the Houghton, Mich., campus to cook and serve the cuisine of their home countries.
27-Aug-2014 9:00 AM EDT

How Will Climate Change Impact Tropical Rainforests?


Scientists are concerned about the impact climate change--particularly warming--may have on tropical rainforests. They are undertaking the first field study ever to find out.
28-Jul-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Scientists Study Effects of Warming on Tropical Rainforest


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


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


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?


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


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


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

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Air, Earth, Water Research Join Hands at Michigan Tech


An interdisciplinary lab at Michigan Tech's Great Lakes Research Center brings air, earth and water scientists together to study climate and environmental issues.
19-Aug-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Sustainable Forest Management--What We Say and What We Do


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


11-Apr-2014 10:00 AM EDT

What's Going on Under the Ice? Researchers Take a Peek


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


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


7-Feb-2014 2:40 PM EST

The Science Behind Volcanoes in Indonesia, & Ecuador


4-Feb-2014 11:00 AM EST

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