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The Great Lakes are a precious resource, and a new study by Michigan Tech's Alex Mayer will help decision makers make informed choices on the watershed's development.

New Study Evaluates Ecological, Economic Impacts of Water Use in Great Lakes Region

August 1, 2012
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech and Arizona State University are spearheading this three-year study on how water makes its way through a watershed.

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Michigan Tech's Great Lakes Research Center, on the University Waterfront

Great Lakes Research Center Dedication Thursday

July 27, 2012
By Marcia Goodrich

Michigan Tech's Great Lakes Research Center, a hub of science, education and policy making. Sarah Bird photo

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GM's Chevy Camaro, a scarlet machine for the Green Racing Initiative

Hot Rods, Cool Technology: Michigan Tech and the Green Racing Initiative

July 10, 2012
By Marcia Goodrich

Bringing green tech to the world of auto racing

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Power-generating solar panels can take up a lot of space, leaving less room for solar heating systems. An ingenious discovery at Michigan Tech could lead to efficient, economical solar energy systems that can power your lights and heat your water.

More Heat, More Light: A Step Toward Better Solar Energy Systems

July 2, 2012
By Marcia Goodrich

Joshua Pearce has discovered how to make thin-film photovoltaic solar panels generate more electricity solarby integrating them in solar heating systems.

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Over 50 years ago, the Golden Gate Bridge District derailed efforts at regional regional planning in the San Francisco Bay Area, guaranteeing future generations some of the nation's worst traffic. Bay Bridge photo by Peter Ginter

Go Big, Play Hard, Michigan Tech Historian Tells Regional Planners

July 2, 2012
By Marcia Goodrich

Seventy-five years after the Golden Gate Bridge opened, Louise Nelson Dyble tells how its governing body stifled regional planning--a cautionary tale on the power of entrenched special interests.

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SURFing at Tech

June 29, 2012
By Dennis Walikainen

Tech students conduct research all across campus in the summer, thanks to Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships.

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Resilient Editors Create a New Scholarly Book

June 21, 2012
By Dennis Walikainen

Humanities professors team up to create a new scholarly book on feminism.

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Romeo, one of the wolves that died in the mine shaft, is seen here following a female wolf in 2010. His eagerness to mate earned him his nickname.

A Mystery Solved: 3 Wolves Drowned in Old Mine Shaft at Isle Royale National Park

June 14, 2012
By Jennifer Donovan

Three Isle Royale wolves fell into an old mine shaft and drowned last winter.

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By comparing sexual and asexual species of evening primroses, pictured, Erika Hersch-Green demonstrated that sexual reproduction offers a significant advantage.

Sex: It’s a Good Thing, Evolutionarily Speaking

May 29, 2012
By Marcia Goodrich

Way more than fun and games, sex appears to give an evolutionary advantage.

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Little brown bats help control insect pests.

Chemical Fingerprinting Tracks the Travels of Little Brown Bats

May 29, 2012
By Jennifer Donovan

A new technique enables Michigan Tech researchers to track the origins of the little brown bats that hibernate in old mines in the western Upper Peninsula. 

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