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Going Viral: Investor Attention to Social Media Stocks

What is the value of a social media firm? Paying attention to what investors tune into keeps a finger on the pulse of market fluctuations. And a new study finds that retail investors pay attention to social media stocks over other stocks.
19-Sep-2018 9:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Switchgrass Harvest Timing Matters for Biofuel Fermentation

Switchgrass is a promising biofuel alternative to corn, but farmers, environmentalists, and biofuel developers find deciding on the right time to harvest particularly thorny.
17-Sep-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Robot Helps with Early Screening for Alzheimer’s Patients

While many think of the progression of Alzheimer’s mostly as a cognitive process, the mind and body are inherently linked. A new three-year project at Michigan Technological University, funded by the National Institutes of Health, explores that...
10-Sep-2018 9:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Coal Plant Offsets with Carbon Capture Means Covering 89 Percent of the U.S. In Forests

Researchers found that using bio-sequestration to capture carbon produced by U.S. coal-fired plants even after carbon capture and storage would require using 62 percent of the nation’s arable land for that process, or 89 percent of all U.S. land...
4-Sep-2018 4:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Changing the type of silicon etching drops solar power costs by more than 10 percent

Michigan Technological University and Aalto University researchers have found that using dry etched black silicon for passive emitter rear cell (PERC) solar cells increases the cost of individual cell production by 15.8 percent to 25.1 percent, but...
30-Aug-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Despite Flood Damage, Graduate Student Research on Pilgrim River, Brooks Creek Persists

Graduate students studying area rivers and streams affected by the way the June 17 flood has changed the landscape.
14-Aug-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Crash Course in Old Mining Tech Creates Cheap, Easy Way to Recycle Lithium Ion Batteries

Using 100-year-old minerals processing methods, chemical engineering students have found a solution to a looming 21st-century problem: how to economically recycle lithium ion batteries.
2-Aug-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Public Support for Endangered Species Act Is Widespread

The Endangered Species Act is portrayed – by critics of the law, often by the media, and sometimes by conservation professionals – as increasingly controversial, partly due to the protection of species such as wolves and spotted owls. These...
23-Jul-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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