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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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An illustration of the buoy used to study the wind above Lake Michigan. The three red lines represent the laser beams, which measure wind speed and direction 1,000 times a second. Axys Technologies illustration

Everyone Knows It's Windy . . .

May 24, 2012
By Marcia Goodrich

Now they have the data that details just how windy Lake Michigan can be, critical information for anyone considering a wind farm on the Great Lakes. 

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Transmission electron microscopy image of carbon nitride created by the reaction of carbon dioxide and Li3N.

From Lemons to Lemonade: Reaction Uses Carbon Dioxide to Make Carbon-Based Semiconductor

May 18, 2012
By Marcia Goodrich

Making CO2 intto solid, useful materials

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Nazmiye Yapici, left, and Lanrong Bi

Shining Light on Cells' Inner Workings

May 15, 2012
By Marcia Goodrich

New fluorescent dyes could help diagnose pathologies such as cancer in the early stages.

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Ruts like these pose a serious threat to motorists. Zhanping You and his team have discovered that adding nanoclay to the asphalt pavement mix may help roads resist rutting.

Michigan Tech Researcher Using Nanoclays to Build Better Asphalt

May 3, 2012
By Marcia Goodrich

His paper on the subject made ScienceDirect’s Top 25 Hottest Articles list for the journal Construction and Building Materials.

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