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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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Spiders under a microscope

Bugs and Slugs and Spiders, Oh My!

July 14, 2011
By Marcia Goodrich

Volunteer Kathy Roberts gathers all manner of spineless creatures in her traps next to the rhizotron.

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Researchers Greg Waite and Josh Richardson at Villarrica volcano.

Researchers Connect Volcanic Activity to Mini-earthquakes

July 14, 2011
By Dennis Walikainen

Michigan Tech researchers are working to understand the  connection between mini-earthquakes and volcanoes, hoping to help protect people from volcano hazards. 

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Hungarian red-mud disaster.

From Oil Spill to Toxic Waste: the Polymer Solution

June 14, 2011
By Marcia Goodrich

Gerard Caneba, a professor of chemical engineering at Michigan Tech, is developing vinyl acetate polymers that not only could clean up toxic waste, but could transform sludge into a useful raw material.

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Hairong Wei developed a novel algorithm for identifying clusters of genes that regulate biological processes.

Molecular Biologist Uses Computer Science to Solve a Genetic Puzzle

June 10, 2011
By Jennifer Donovan

A novel computer algorithm speeds identification of key genes that work together to regulate biological processes.

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Social Sciences Professor Collaborates on

Scholar Coauthors Book on Mining Company, Marquette Iron Range

June 10, 2011
By John Gagnon

Social Sciences Professor Terry Reynolds publishes a scholarly book on the history of Cleveland-Cliffs, Marquette iron range.

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Hunters are not the only ones responsible for wildlife conservation.

Environmental Scientists Call North American Model of Wildlife Conservation Flawed

June 9, 2011
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech and Michigan State scientists publish a critique of the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation.

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