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Clearing the Decks: MTRI Zooms in on Bridge Damage

A hitch-mounted, cinema-quality camera on a pick-up truck can make bridge inspections safer and faster, developed by the Michigan Tech Research Institute (MTRI) and Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT).
18-Jun-2019 9:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Genomics of Isle Royale Wolves Reveal Impacts of Inbreeding

A new paper explores the genetic signatures of a pair of wolves isolated on Isle Royale, a remote national park in Lake Superior. The pair are father-daughter and share the same mother. Such close inbreeding leads to genetic anomalies, which likely...
26-May-2019 8:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Better Microring Sensors for Optical Applications

Tweaking the design of microring sensors enhances their sensitivity without adding more implementation complexity.
10-May-2019 9:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Secrets of Secretion: Isolating Eucalyptus Genes for Oils, Biofuel

Close genetic analysis of 480 blue mallee eucalyptus plants provides clues to modify cultivars for greater yield, whether for essential oils or jet fuel.
8-May-2019 10:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Isle Royale Winter Study: 13 New Wolves, 20 Radio-collared Moose

Michigan Technological University’s 2019 Isle Royale Winter Study focuses on the implications of newly introduced wolves and the movements of newly collared moose.
30-Apr-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Filling in the Gaps of Connected Car Data Helps Transportation Planners

A Michigan Tech engineer has created a method to fill in the gaps of available connected vehicle data, which will give transportation planners a more accurate picture of traffic in their cities. It is also a more cost-effective data gathering system...
25-Apr-2019 3:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

The Golden Path towards New Two-Dimensional Semiconductors

Gold atoms ski along boron nitride nanotubes and stabilize in metallic monolayers. The resulting gold quantum dots could be a promising material for future electronics and quantum computing.
11-Apr-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Industrial 3D Printing Goes Skateboarding

Plastic pulled from the waste stream can find new use with the Gigabot X, an open source industrial 3D printer. A team from Michigan Tech shows how three Gigabot-printed sporting goods — skateboard decks, kayak paddles and snowshoes — can help...
9-Apr-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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