Michigan Tech News


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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Superlens Metamaterial

Almost Perfect: Michigan Tech Researcher Nears Creation of Superlens

January 6, 2012
By Marcia Goodrich

Durdu Guney's theoretical model of a unique magnifying metamaterial overcomes the limitations light and would let you see objects as small as viruses.

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Solar Panels

Affordable Solar: It's Closer Than You Think

November 30, 2011
By Marcia Goodrich

Prices are plummeting, and past studies overestimated solar's true cost

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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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