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Leaving bottles of water in the sun kills bacteria?but only if the water is transparent. Michigan Tech?s Joshua Pearce has devised a simple way to clarify water, so even muddy water could be made save for drinking. SODIS photo

Clean Drinking Water for Everyone

April 30, 2012
By Marcia Goodrich

A scientist at Michigan Tech has developed a simple, cheap way to make water safe to drink

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Graphene

Graphene Boosts Efficiency of Next-Gen Solar Cells

April 23, 2012
By Marcia Goodrich

Improved electrical conductivity enhances electron transfer, says Michigan Tech scientist

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Robert Nemiroff

Nemiroff Honored for Astrophysics Research

April 20, 2012
By Marcia Goodrich

His "quest to understand Nature—and transfer that understanding to others—is unflagging.”

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Andrew J. Storer

2012 Research Award Honors Forestry Professor Andrew Storer

April 20, 2012
By Jennifer Donovan

Forestry Professor Andrew Storer shares Michigan Tech's 2012 Research Award with Physics Professor Robert Nemiroff.

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Pressure-treated lumber is generally safe, but chemicals can leach out. Michigan Tech researchers are using nanotechnology to keep the chemicals inside, where they can do no harm to the environment.

Keeping Wood Preservatives Where They Belong: In the Wood

April 6, 2012
By Marcia Goodrich

Nanoparticles lock the chemicals in place

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With PhD student Ezequiel Medici,  Jeff Allen, right, has created a mathematical model that can predict the flow of water inside a hydrogen fuel cell.

Michigan Tech Breakthrough Could Slash R&D Time for Next Generation of Hydrogen Fuel Cells

April 3, 2012
By Marcia Goodrich

It focuses on water, a fuel cell's worst enemy.

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Vetiver grass growing in lead-contaminated soil in San Antonio, Texas.  Ramesh Attinti photo

Michigan Tech Biologist "Getting the Lead Out"

March 23, 2012
By Marcia Goodrich

A grass used in making perfume has another surprising talent

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Wolves chasing their dinner.

Wolf Population on Isle Royale Drops to Lowest It Has Ever Been

March 15, 2012
By Jennifer Donovan

The number of wolves at Isle Royale National Park has dropped to the lowest it has ever been.  

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Wolves at Isle Royale National Park

What Should Be Done About the Disappearing Wolves of Isle Royale?

March 15, 2012
By Jennifer Donovan

What should be done if the wolves of Isle Royale National Park go extinct. Michigan Tech's wolf-moose researchers explore the alternatives.

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When Tang's research team knocked out a certain piece of small RNA, it caused Arabidopsis to grow shapelessly compared to a control plant, left. Guiliang Tang photo

Turning off Small RNA: Michigan Tech Scientist Designs a New Tool for Breaking the Epigenetic Code

February 28, 2012
By Marcia Goodrich

A single  strand of small RNA can play a big role.

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