Michigan Tech News


Joshua Pearce's group cleans plastic milk jugs, removes the labels and shreds them into plastic before turning them into plastic filament for 3D printers.

Turning Trash into Cash . . . and Saving Energy

February 25, 2013
By Marcia Goodrich

3D printers may soon let nearly anyone turn milk jugs into valuable products, says Joshua Pearce.

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Elena Semouchkina tests ceramic resonators in the anechoic chamber in her lab.

Ceramic Resonators Open Metamaterial Doors

February 4, 2013
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech researcher uses ceramic resonators as metamaterials to bend electromagnetic microwaves is unusual ways. 

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Seals in Antarctica are unfazed by cold and photographers.

Snow Going for Road-Building Engineers in Antarctica

January 15, 2013
By Marcia Goodrich

It takes time and patience, but Russ Alger proves you can build tractor-tough snow pavement at the bottom of the world.

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Cancer cells on the left treated with rice-cell secretions are markedly less vigorous than the untreated cells on the right.

Rice-Cell Cocktail Kills Cancer Cells, Leaves Normal Cells Alone

January 11, 2013
By Marcia Goodrich

Opening the door to kinder, gentler cancer treatments

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Invasive wetlands Phragmites tower over 5-foot-tall Michigan Tech Research Institute  intern  Naomi Hamermesh (now a MTRI employee).

Following Phragmites Home: Scientists Use Satellite Data to Map Invasive Species in Great Lakes Wetlands

December 17, 2012
By Jennifer Donovan

Scientists from the Michigan Tech Research Institute in Ann Arbor worked with other researchers and agencies to map the locations of an invasive reed called Phragmites in the wetlands along the entire US coast of the Great Lakes.

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Taillight lens material by 3M

Enterprise Students Help 3M Build a Better Taillight

December 12, 2012
By Kevin Hodur

Michigan Tech Enterprise students worked with 3M to test how one of their new materials handled the process of thermoforming, leading to a redesigned taillight on several 2013 model-year cars.

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Michigan Tech's Chee-Wooi Ten aims to ratchet up cyber security for electrical substations to help protect the nation's power grid.

Beyond Firewalls: Protecting the Grid from Cyber Attacks

November 9, 2012
By Marcia Goodrich

Michigan Tech's Chee-Wooi Ten aims to ratchet up cyber security for electrical substations to help protect the nation’s power grid.

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spots on flies

Spotting a Trend in the Genes

October 10, 2012
By Dennis Walikainen

 Biological Sciences researcher Thomas Werner and his PhD student, Komal Kumar Bollepogu Raja, study cancer-causing genes in fruit flies.

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CD47: An AK-47 in the Battle Against Cancer?

October 8, 2012
By Marcia Goodrich

This stealthy protein could help smuggle chemotherapy drugs to the site of the tumor

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Salt Power: Watt's Next in Rechargeable Batteries?

October 5, 2012
By Marcia Goodrich

Sodium could be an effective, inexpensive substitute for lithium, but it has a drawback that Michigan Tech's Reza Shahbazian-Yassar hopes to address.

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