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MTU Crew Goes BIG for NASA’s Lunar Projects

24-Feb-2020 2:45 PM EST Add to Favorites

Replacing Animal Testing with Synthetic Cell Scaffolds

Electrospun synthetic cell scaffolds are not only more consistent than animal cells for cancer research, they hold the potential to replace animal testing.
11-Feb-2020 3:20 PM EST Add to Favorites

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New Threads: Nanowires Made of Tellurium and Nanotubes Hold Promise for Wearable Tech

Wearable tech requires both strength and flexibility. A new nanowire design — a boron nitride nanotube (BNNT) filled with tellurium atomic chains — holds promise for electronics triggered by light and pressure. In collaboration with Purdue...
10-Feb-2020 3:25 PM EST Add to Favorites

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MTU engineers examine lithium battery defects

Lithium dendrites cause poor performance and even explosions in batteries with flammable liquid electrolytes. How these dendrites grow, even with a solid electrolytes, is still a mystery, but materials engineers at MTU and Oak Ridge study the...
24-Jan-2020 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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What Is An Endangered Species?

What makes for an endangered species classification isn’t always obvious.
17-Jan-2020 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Catch and Release: MTU Biochemists Purify Proteins with a Fishing Technique

Protein purification is a multibillion-dollar industry. A new purification process developed by Michigan Tech biochemists, called capture and release (CaRe), is a lot like catch and release fishing. It comes down to the picking the right lure to...
16-Jan-2020 4:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Virus surfaces help MTU engineers study vaccine and gene therapy applications

An isoelectric point is a common way to characterize viruses. However, it’s not easy. To improve manufacturing for vaccines and gene therapy, a Michigan Tech team uses surface charge to determine the isoelectric point of different viruses....
8-Jan-2020 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Siting Cell Towers Needs Careful Planning

The health impacts of radio-frequency radiation (RFR) are still inconclusive, but the data to date warrants more caution in placing cell towers. An engineering team from Michigan Tech considers the current understanding of health impacts and...
3-Dec-2019 3:50 PM EST Add to Favorites

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