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Wolves in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

Bear Baiting May Put Hunting Dogs at Risk from Wolves

April 17, 2013
By Jennifer Donovan

Researchers compare bear-baiting practices and reparations paid for hunting dogs attacked by wolves in Michigan and Wisconsin .

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The non-aligned manganese dioxide nanorods on the left were made using conventional methods. The aligned nanorods on the right were grown in Dennis Desheng Meng's lab using electrophoretic deposition. Photos by Sunand Santhanagopalan

Michigan Tech Scientist's Discovery Could Lead to a Better Capacitor

April 16, 2013
By Marcia Goodrich

The key lies in growing nanorods with all the right stuff

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An open-source 3D printer printing an optical component, specifically, a filter bracket.

3D Printing Slashes Optics Lab Costs

March 29, 2013
By Marcia Goodrich

The study found cost reductions generally over 97 percent, with some components costing only 1 percent of the market price.

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Wolves of Isle Royale National Park.

Isle Royale Wolves Fall Prey to Inbreeding Problems

March 26, 2013
By Jennifer Donovan

Winter Study shows Isle Royale wolf population down to eight wolves, no new pups. 

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a) shadow behind metal cylinder under plane wave illumination; b) front reconstruction after passing cylinder cloaked by thin multilayer dielectric; c) total scattering cross width for cloaked & bare cylinders. (b) & (c) demonstrate the cloaking effect.

Invisibility Cloak Research Moves Forward at Michigan Tech

March 22, 2013
By Jennifer Donovan

A new design produces the simplest and most effective invisibility cloak yet. 

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I-Corps helps researchers learn to be entrepreneurs.

Researchers Invited to Learn Essentials of Entrepreneurship

March 20, 2013
By Jennifer Donovan

To help researchers fast-track their technologies to the marketplace, Michigan is launching a new entrepreneurial training program called Michigan Innovation Corps (I-Corps).

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Nearly all fresh fruit and vegetables are safe and nutritious. Michigan Tech researcher Jaroslaw Drelich has developed a new antimicrobial compound that could make our food supply even safer.

Michigan Tech Scientist Honored for Food Safety Innovation

March 18, 2013
By Marcia Goodrich

New material could have dozens of uses

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The fibroblasts (cells involved in scar tissue formation) had adhered to a magnetoelastic coating. The top cell was subjected to vibration and became rounder and less sticky than the elongated cell, which was not vibrated.

On the Horizon: Implants with Built-in Sensors that Can Shake off Infection?

March 12, 2013
By Marcia Goodrich

Special coatings could fight bacteria and discourage the growth of scar tissue on medical implants

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jason and student

Men and Women and Stress

February 27, 2013
By Dennis Walikainen

Researchers are looking at the physiological differences between men and women when it comes to handling mental stress.

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Joshua Pearce's group cleans plastic milk jugs, removes the labels and shreds them into plastic before turning them into plastic filament for 3D printers.

Turning Trash into Cash . . . and Saving Energy

February 25, 2013
By Marcia Goodrich

3D printers may soon let nearly anyone turn milk jugs into valuable products, says Joshua Pearce.

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