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The Golden Path towards New Two-Dimensional Semiconductors

Gold atoms ski along boron nitride nanotubes and stabilize in metallic monolayers. The resulting gold quantum dots could be a promising material for future electronics and quantum computing.
11-Apr-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Industrial 3D Printing Goes Skateboarding

Plastic pulled from the waste stream can find new use with the Gigabot X, an open source industrial 3D printer. A team from Michigan Tech shows how three Gigabot-printed sporting goods — skateboard decks, kayak paddles and snowshoes — can help...
9-Apr-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Biomedical engineers grow cardiac patches to help people recover from heart attacks

A little goes a long way. Tiny blood vessels are essential for regenerative engineering and a team led by engineers from Michigan Tech has detailed innovative methods to ensure highly aligned, dense and mature microvasculature in engineered tissue...
28-Mar-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Engineers Craft the Basic Building Block for Electrospun Nanofibers

Imagine wounds that heal without scars. It’s possible with electrospun nanofibers. A team from Michigan Tech streamlined the tissue scaffold production process, cutting out time spent removing toxic solvents and chemicals. Using a unique blend of...
27-Mar-2019 3:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Capturing and Converting Carbon Dioxide into a Useful Product

Removing carbon dioxide from power plant emissions is a good idea to start with — and it may have an extra economic benefit. A Michigan Tech engineering is presenting their results this week on turning carbon dioxide into oxalic acid, which is...
22-Feb-2019 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Jobs vs. death toll: Calculating corporate death penalties

What misdeeds warrant corporate death penalties? A new study explores two case studies focused on industries that kill more people than they employ. The study lays out the rationale for establishing an actionable threshold and offers insights into...
19-Feb-2019 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


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


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

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