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Stressed Out: Research Sheds New Light on Why Rechargeable Batteries Fail

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Scientists have discovered that lithium ions stress and strain on battery materials. These changes may help explain why most anodes made of layered materials eventually fail.
1-Oct-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Ethical Filament: Can Fair Trade Plastic Save People and the Planet?

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New standards could raise workers' living standards and help clean up the earth and its oceans.
30-Sep-2014 5:00 PM EDT

Blackout? Robots to the Rescue

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Michigan Technological University engineers has developed a tabletop model of robotic first responders that can bring power to places that need it the most—like communications towers.
25-Sep-2014 3:00 PM EDT

International Students Share a Taste of Home

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Air, Earth, Water Research Join Hands at Michigan Tech

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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

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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

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11-Apr-2014 10:00 AM EDT

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

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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

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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

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7-Feb-2014 2:40 PM EST

The Science Behind Volcanoes in Indonesia, & Ecuador

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4-Feb-2014 11:00 AM EST

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