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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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Engineers Make Tools for Data-Driven Decision Making

From energy to water to food, civil engineering projects greatly impact natural resources. One engineer hopes that other engineers can step up to the challenge to help make decisions clearer, if not easier. Using a sustainability-based optimization...
12-Nov-2019 4:25 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Hazards Mapping, History and the Future of Rust Belt Cities

Using geographic information systems (GIS) and archaeology to model industrial hazards in postindustrial cities to guide planning and development.
7-Oct-2019 8:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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C’est La Vie: Historians Map French-speaking Migrations with Geospatial Tech

Understanding how French-speaking people migrated throughout North America from the 1600s to 1940 means tracking them at work, school and home spatially and archivally.
4-Oct-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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