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The Secret Life of Cloud Droplets

Do water droplets cluster inside clouds? Researchers confirm two decades of theory with an airborne imaging instrument.
19-Dec-2018 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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A Future for Red Wolves May Be Found on Galveston Island

Red wolves, once nearly extinct, again teeter on the abyss. New research finds red wolf ancestry in Texas — providing opportunities for additional conservation action and difficult policy challenges. Michigan Tech researcher Kristin Brzeski and...
11-Dec-2018 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

3-D Printing Offers Helping Hand to Patients with Arthritis

3-D printing can cut the cost of adaptive aids that help people with hand arthritis. Current products are quite expensive, and more so to create customized versions, but 3-D printing drops the cost by an average of 94 percent for 20 different...
10-Dec-2018 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Leave Nothing Up in the Air: Bridge Inspections in the Age of Drones

Drones make bridge inspections safer and easier to document. A complementary 3-D bridge app developed by the Michigan Tech Research Institute also streamlines defect records.
6-Dec-2018 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Microgel Powder Fights Infection and Helps Wounds Heal

While making smart glue, a team of engineers discovered a handy byproduct: hydrogen peroxide. In microgel form, it reduces bacteria and virus ability to infect by at least 99.9 percent.
14-Nov-2018 9:55 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Diabetic Foot Ulcers Heal Quickly With Nitric Oxide Technology

425 million people around the world live with diabetes and 15 percent of them develop foot ulcers, which increases their risk of death 2.5 times. A technology based on nitric oxide can help reduce the healing time of diabetic foot ulcers.
12-Nov-2018 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Updating High-resolution MRI with the Humble Antenna

Radio frequency (RF) probes designed like by microstrip patch antennas create uniform and strong magnetic field in high frequency MRI machines, unlike convention coil and bird cage shaped coils used today. These probes, which were designed and...
31-Oct-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Smaller, More Frequent Eruptions Affect Volcanic Flare-Ups

Eruption patterns in a New Zealand volcanic system reveal how the movement of magma rising through the crust leads to smaller, more frequent eruptions.
11-Oct-2018 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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