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Is It Gonna Blow? Measuring Volcanic Emissions From Space

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Carbon dioxide measured by a NASA satellite pinpoints sources of the gas from human and volcanic activities, which may help monitor greenhouse gases responsible for climate change.
12-Oct-2017 4:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Bio-Methane Transforms From Landfill Waste to Energy Source

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Most manure just sits around. Anaerobic digesters take those piles and place them in large covered tanks and convert waste into an energy source. Chemical engineers from Michigan Tech examined the carbon footprint of anaerobic digestion.
11-Oct-2017 4:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New NIH grant Will Study Alcohol’s Effects on the Nervous System

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Michigan Technological University is leading a $1.8 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) study to understand alcohol’s effects on sleep, blood pressure and brain activity
11-Oct-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

What is STEM education?

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Two new studies show how a deeper understanding of what STEM education means in K-12 classrooms can enhance teaching in science, technology, engineering, and math.
3-Oct-2017 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Detecting Cosmic Rays from a Galaxy Far, Far Away

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Where do cosmic rays come from? Solving a 50-year old mystery, a collaboration of researchers has discovered it's much farther than the Milky Way.
17-Sep-2017 8:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Test Strips for Cancer Detection Get Upgraded with Nanoparticle Bling

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Detecting cancer could be as easy as a home pregnancy test. Platinum-coated gold nanoparticles developed by Michigan Technological University researchers could make cheap and simple test strip detection a reality.
13-Sep-2017 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Earthworms at the Root of Sugar Maple Decline

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A new study suggests that non-native worms are eating up the forest floor, causing sugar maples to die back and perhaps harming other forest dwellers.
1-Sep-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Sweet! Sugar-Coated Probe Yields Better Acid Test

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When our cells’ acid-alkaline balance goes wrong, it can go wrong in a big way—think cancer and cystic fibrosis. New fluorescent probes make it easier to detect pH and sweetened the deal by adding sugar to his acid-sensitive probes, making them...
11-Aug-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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