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The Isle Royale Winter Study Celebrates 60 Years

The 2018 report is out: two wolves, almost 1,500 moose and an ecosystem in transition. In its 60th year, the research conducted at Isle Royale National Park is the longest running predator-prey study of its kind.
15-May-2018 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Whole-Tree Logging May Not Hinder Plant Biodiversity

When it comes to timber harvesting, removing the whole-tree—from stump to twigs—doesn’t reduce plant diversity any more than old-fashioned logging, which leaves tree branches behind in the woods.
16-May-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Take Me Home, Country Roads: The Future of Autonomous and Electric Vehicles in Rural Areas

Michigan Tech is one of eight universities competing in the AutoDrive Challenge, a design competition sponsored by SAE International and GM. Teams must convert an electrical vehicle, a Chevy Bolt, into an SAE Level 4 autonomous vehicle. Their first...
1-May-2018 11:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites


GLUT5 Fluorescent Probe Fingerprints Cancer Cells

Getting the results of a cancer biopsy can take up to two weeks. What if it could happen in 10 minutes? In two new papers, a team of chemists and engineers from Michigan Technological University lay the groundwork for cancer detection and...
1-May-2018 11:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Liquid Cell Transmission Electron Microscopy Makes a Window Into the Nanoscale

From energy materials to disease diagnostics, new microscopy techniques can provide more nuanced insight. Researchers first need to understand the effects of radiation on samples, which is possible with a new device that holds tightly sealed liquid...
23-Apr-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Meditation Could Help Anxiety and Cardiovascular Health

In a student-led study, one hour of mindfulness meditation shown to reduce anxiety and some cardiovascular risk markers.
20-Apr-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Low-Tech, Affordable Solutions to Improve Water Quality

Clever, fundamental engineering could go a long way toward preventing waterborne illness and exposure to carcinogenic substances in water.
19-Mar-2018 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Mending Broken Hearts with Cardiomyocyte Molds

Whether caused by an undetected birth defect or by a heart attack (myocardial infarction), when a heart sustains damage, it can be difficult to repair.
9-Mar-2018 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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