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Batteries Tin Oxide

Turn That Defect Upside Down: Twin Boundaries in Lithium-Ion Batteries

May 21, 2015
By Allison Mills

Most people see defects as flaws. Reza Shahbazian-Yassar, however, see them as opportunities. Twin boundaries — which are small, symmetrical defects in materials — may present an opportunity to improve lithium-ion batteries. The twin boundary defects act as energy highways and could help get better performance out of the batteries.

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Rath Award Winners

Wind Power Duo Wins Bhakta Rath Research Award

May 12, 2015
By Allison Mills

Andrew Swartz and Antonio Veazquez win 2015 Bhakta Rath Research Award for their wind turbine research..  

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Tolou Shokuhfar and colleagues are developing techniques using 3D bioprinting to generate human tissue.

Bioprinting in 3D: Looks Like Candy, Could Regenerate Nerve Cells

May 8, 2015
By Allison Mills

Michigan Tech engineers hope to use 3D printer to regenerate human nerve tissue.  

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Research Award 2015 Alex Mayer

Alex Mayer Receives 2015 Research Award

May 7, 2015
By Allison Mills

Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor Alex Mayer receives 2015 Research Award for his work on water resources. 

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Amy Marcarelli Receives NSF CAREER Award

May 4, 2015
By Mark Wilcox

Amy Marcarelli, an associate professor in Michigan Technological University's department of biological sciences, has received a National Science Foundation CAREER Award to study study nitrogen fixation/denitrification in streams and rivers throughout the US.

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Hydrophone L'Anse Bay Ice

Listening Under the Ice

April 28, 2015
By Allison Mills

The watery world under winter’s ice is a mystery. It’s also a world full of sound. Now, as the days lengthen and the ice is retreating, researchers at Michigan Technological University mark their first winter season of underwater acoustic studies.

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Wolves Trio

Down to Three Wolves on Isle Royale

April 17, 2015
By Allison Mills

Only three wolves seem to remain in Isle Royale National Park. Researchers from Michigan Technological University observed the wolves during their annual Winter Study, and the lone group, at an unprecedented low, is a sharp decline from nine wolves observed last winter.

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Detecting lysosomal pH with fluorescent probes

April 8, 2015
By Allison Mills

Detecting problems with lysosomes is the focus of a new set of fluorescent probes developed by researchers at Michigan Technological University.

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Connecting the Dots With a Golden-winged Warbler

April 3, 2015
By Allison Mills

Researchers from Michigan Tech and Rockford University have caught the same Golden-winged Warbler, the first time this has happened for the species. The warblers are proposed for listing as an endangered species and show the importance for of migratory routes for feathered travelers.

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Tapping into Mine Water for Geothermal Energy

April 2, 2015
By Allison Mills

Millions of miles of tunnels criss-cross the ground under old mining communities across the United States. Abandoned, falling apart and choked with water, the tunnels are often viewed as a dangerous legacy. But the water in these mines could actually be a major geothermal resource.

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