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Marangoni Surfer Robots Look and Move Like Water Bugs

Nature has inspired innovation for centuries. Studying the traits birds and fish have naturally perfected over millennia leads engineers to create new technologies that improve our lives today. Michigan Tech researchers share how they built a tiny,...
19-Oct-2021 4:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Surface Chemistry Reveals Corrosive Secrets

Interactions between iron, water, oxygen and ions quickly become complex. Michigan Technological University scientists developed a more precise method to observe how iron minerals like rust form.
13-Oct-2021 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

REVolution: Cleaner, Powerful Engines When They Can’t Be Electric

The Advanced Power Systems Research Center (APS LABS) partnered with Strange Development to test the REVolution engine, which uses a rotary exhaust valve to clean up what were previously some of the dirtiest engines on the market like drones and...
27-Sep-2021 12:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

3D Nano-inks Push Industry Boundaries

A new, 3D-printable polymer nanocomposite ink has incredible properties — and many applications in aerospace, medicine and electronics.
24-Sep-2021 2:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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MTU Engineers Clean Up Water Pollution with Sunlight

In addition to providing vitamin D, helping flowers grow and creating the perfect excuse to head to the beach, sunlight also helps break down chemicals in streams, lakes and rivers. Michigan Tech’s Daisuke Minakata has developed a comprehensive...
10-Aug-2021 4:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

€1 Million Prize for Plastics-to-Protein Research Awarded to Steve Techtmann, Ting Lu

Steve Techtmann has won the 2021 Future Insight Prize — awarded to innovative research in health, nutrition and energy — for his food generator concept.
13-Jul-2021 12:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Wolf Pups Born on Isle Royale, Moose Poised for Decline

Michigan Tech researchers return to the island to discover new insights about the wolves and moose of Isle Royale.
12-Jul-2021 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Spaghetti, Windowsill, and LEGO: On-the-Fly Composites Modeling

Just as modeling is a close estimate of real-world processes, so too are verbal explanations of such nuanced arithmetic. Trisha Sain from Michigan Tech explores multiscale physics by thinking about the Lego bricks in her living room, the windows of...
30-Jun-2021 10:10 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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