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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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David Reed, Vice President for Research

Michigan Tech Falsely Accused of Accepting Anti-Climate Change Research Funding

February 24, 2012
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech and faculty member deny claim that they were offered or accepted research funding from a controversial anti-climate change organization.

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John Lyons near a microseismicity station located below Antisana volcano, in Ecuador. Cara Shonsey photo

Exploring Eruptions: Research on Volcanoes Could One Day Help Save Lives

February 14, 2012
By Dana Yates

Using seismic data to possibly predict eruptions

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An Aspen FACE plot before it was harvested in 2009.

Trees Find the Nitrogen They Need, Even in a Super-Size CO2 World

February 9, 2012
By Marcia Goodrich

How? They root around for it.

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Freight and passenger trains are becoming increasingly important modes of transportation.

Michigan Tech Tapped for National Rail Research, Education Center

February 3, 2012
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech and six other research universities receive nation's first University Transportation Center federal funding to focus on rail transportation research and education.

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