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Detecting Cosmic Rays from a Galaxy Far, Far Away

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Where do cosmic rays come from? Solving a 50-year old mystery, a collaboration of researchers has discovered it's much farther than the Milky Way.
17-Sep-2017 8:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Test Strips for Cancer Detection Get Upgraded with Nanoparticle Bling

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Detecting cancer could be as easy as a home pregnancy test. Platinum-coated gold nanoparticles developed by Michigan Technological University researchers could make cheap and simple test strip detection a reality.
13-Sep-2017 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Earthworms at the Root of Sugar Maple Decline

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A new study suggests that non-native worms are eating up the forest floor, causing sugar maples to die back and perhaps harming other forest dwellers.
1-Sep-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Sweet! Sugar-Coated Probe Yields Better Acid Test

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When our cells’ acid-alkaline balance goes wrong, it can go wrong in a big way—think cancer and cystic fibrosis. New fluorescent probes make it easier to detect pH and sweetened the deal by adding sugar to his acid-sensitive probes, making them...
11-Aug-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

From Greenhouse Gas to 3-D Surface-Microporous Graphene

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Tiny dents in the surface of graphene greatly enhances its potential as a supercapacitor. Even better, it can be made from carbon dioxide in a novel approach developed by researchers from Michigan Technological University and Brookhaven National...
7-Aug-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

3-D Printing Sweeps Toy Manufacturing Off the Shelves

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People have scoffed that 3-D printers are simply toys themselves. But they probably didn't realize how much money is made off playthings. Do-it-yourself (DIY) manufacturing—making goods at home with a 3-D printer using open source designs from a...
17-Jul-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Crazy Smart Summer: Girls Build Robots to Help People

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Some middle schoolers spend their summers lounging poolside or visiting grandma. Others spend part of vacation building robots. During the Women in Robotics Summer Youth Program at Michigan Technological University this week, 23 girls will learn to...
18-Jul-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Spiky Ferrofluid Thrusters Can Move Satellites

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Once launched into low-Earth orbit, a small satellite needs propulsion. Electrospray uses spiky, needle-like jets of fluid to push spacecraft.
11-Jul-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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