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Turn That Defect Upside Down

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Most people see defects as flaws. A few Michigan Technological University researchers, however, see them as opportunities. Twin boundary defects may present an opportunity to improve lithium-ion batteries.
21-May-2015 9:05 AM EDT

Bioprinting in 3D

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Researchers at Michigan Technological University are working on 3D bioprinting synthetic tissue that could help regenerate nerve cells in patients with spinal cord injuries.
11-May-2015 3:50 PM EDT

Detecting Lysosomal pH with Better Fluorescent Probes

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Detecting problems with lysosomes is the focus of a new set of fluorescent probes developed by researchers at Michigan Technological University. The Royal Society of Chemistry published their work in January.
9-Apr-2015 11:05 AM EDT

Connecting the Dots with a Golden-Winged Warbler

For the first time, the same Golden-winged Warbler has been caught at both a migration hotspot and in his wintering grounds.
8-Apr-2015 9:05 AM EDT

Birds Flying High Over the Great Lakes Have a New Strategic Plan

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Every year, many bird researchers catch warblers, finches, thrushes and other feathered travelers to better understand their routes and migration patterns. A number of conservation initiatives seek to secure land to help species make their trek...
19-Mar-2015 5:05 PM EDT

A Call to Change Recycling Standards as 3-D Printing Expands

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Buying plastic filament for 3-D printing can be expensive. But a Michigan Technological University researcher and his students have whittled the cost of printing to ten cents per kilogram — down from $30 per kilogram.
17-Mar-2015 2:05 PM EDT

The Better to See You With

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A mechanical engineer and his team have developed a computer-controlled camera that enables their robotic ankle to see where it is going.
27-Feb-2015 3:05 PM EST

Salvaging the Ecosystem after Salvage Logging

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After a forest fire, logging companies often follow to do what is called salvage logging—salvaging the timber that has not been completely destroyed by the fire. The economic benefit is clear. But the ecological effects are unknown.
9-Jan-2015 3:00 PM EST

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Earthquake Expert Available to Talk About Nepal

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12-May-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Earthquake Researcher Familiar with Nepal

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27-Apr-2015 3:05 PM EDT

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

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