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Michigan Tech researchers are using carbon foam to develop greener, ultra-long-life batteries.

Carbon Foam: The Key Ingredient of a Better Battery?

November 17, 2011
By Marcia Goodrich

A novel design twist on an asymmetric capacitor

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cResearch by Assistant Professor Aleksey Smirnov and colleagues from University of Rochester indicates that  the earth's inner core is much older than we thought.

How Old is the Earth’s Inner Core? Tech Researcher Weighs in with New Evidence

November 11, 2011
By Dennis Walikainen

Geophysicist Aleksey Smirnov says the Earth's inner core might be a lot older than we thought.

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The PICO Mountain Observatory, in the Azores

Michigan Tech Researchers to Study Atmospheric Aerosols at PICO Mountain Research Observatory

October 18, 2011
By Marcia Goodrich

Located in the Azores, the observatory is ideal for investigating pollutants drifting east from North America.

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Michigan Tech PhD student Azad Henareh uses remote sensing images and data to identify sudden forest loss in western Iran. The research approach and factors involved are similar to those discussed in the Oct. 14, 2011 issue of the journal Science.

Ecosystem Management Must Consider Human Impact Too

October 13, 2011
By Jennifer Donovan

Sustainable management of the world's forests and grasslands requires an understanding of how animals grazing and human activities impact change in these ecosystems.

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University and corporate officials stand by the Michigan Tech Solar Photovoltaic Research Facility during dedication ceremonies.

Michigan Tech Dedicates New Solar Energy Research Facility

September 28, 2011
By Marcia Goodrich

Aiming to advance the science and engineering of photovoltaic systems

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The KRC Engineering Building, site of the Solar Energy Research Center. Rick Anderson photo

Michigan Tech to Dedicate New Solar Energy Research Center

September 22, 2011
By Marcia Goodrich

Enabling leading-edge research and education in demanding, real-world conditions

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Keeping Kids Safer in the Car: Blocking the Buckle

September 7, 2011
By Dennis Walikainen

Michigan Tech students create a device to keep children from unbuckling their seat belts.

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A color-banded Oma'o just before being released.  Note the bird's vent is stained with the juice of the purple berries of the Olapa tree.

How Do Native Hawaiian Birds Survive in a Fragmented Forest?

August 17, 2011
By Jennifer Donovan

Conservation biologists examine how native and non-native species of birds adapt and survive when their forest habitat is fragmented by the work of human hands or natural forces such as lava flows. 

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Nancy Auer, associate professor of biological sciences, at right, and Marty Holtgren, a biologist with the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians, conducting an electro-fish survey of the fish in one of the tributaries to the Big Manistee River in July 2011.

Can We Bring the Grayling Back to Michigan?

August 15, 2011
By John Gagnon

Michigan Tech biologists are working with the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians to explore the possibility of reintroducing Arctic grayling to Upper Michigan waters.

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Maize grown in soil with copper and bacteria (C) appears as vigorous as the control plant (A).

Plants Can Thrive in Copper-Tainted Soils with a Little Help from Bacteria, Michigan Tech Researcher Finds

July 25, 2011
By Marcia Goodrich

Microorganisms that fertilize and remediate

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