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Scott Kuhl’s lab offers visitors an often uncomfortable brush with virtual reality. Image courtesy of World Viz.

High Anxiety: Virtual Reality in a Michigan Tech Lab

March 4, 2011
By Marcia Goodrich

Designing illusions that mimic real dangers

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Chemical engineering grad student Brett Spigarelli and the CO2 scrubber he helped to design.

Michigan Tech Students Build a CO2 Scrubber

March 1, 2011
By Marcia Goodrich

Process captures carbon and makes a construction material.

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Jason Carter attaches sensors in his lab.

NIH Sleep Deprivation Study Examines Gender Differences

February 23, 2011
By Dennis Walikainen

Sleep deprivation is common, and it can cause or exacerbate serious health problems. Jason Carter is studying sleep deprivation's links to high blood pressure and differences in the effects of sleep deprivation in men and women.

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Russ Alger in the cab of the tractor he uses to tow his groomer.

Michigan Tech Researcher Grooms Snow Roads in Antarctica

February 22, 2011
By Marcia Goodrich

Russ Alger's special groomer turns powder into pavement.

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More extensive and more severe fires are turning Alaskan black spruce forests into carbon-emitting wastelands.

Frequent, Severe Fires Turn Alaskan Forests into a Carbon Production Line

February 10, 2011
By Jennifer Donovan

Research by Michigan Tech and other American and Canadian researchers shows that frequent and severe forest fires have turned Alaskan black spruce forests from a carbon sink to a carbon source.

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Lynn Mazzoleni

Small, Mighty and Mysterious: Michigan Tech Researcher IDs Atmospheric Aerosols

January 18, 2011
By Marcia Goodrich

Study published in Nature Chemistry

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Testing a technique for dating old ceramics, researchers track the weight gain of a brick sample.

A New Way to Date Old Ceramics

January 10, 2011
By Marcia Goodrich

The technique could someday shave thousands of dollars off the cost of doing archaeological research.

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Zhi (Gerry) Tian

Sharing the Airwaves: Michigan Tech’s Tian Researches Cognitive Radio

December 17, 2010
By Marcia Goodrich

Rerouting traffic to avoid "pileups" on the radio spectrum superhighway

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Raymond Shaw

A Look at Clouds from All Sides Now

December 13, 2010
By Marcia Goodrich

A new chamber at Michigan Tech will shed some light on the secret lives of clouds.

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The new Michigan Tech Entrepreneurial Support Corporation will help researchers take their discoveries from the lab to the marketplace.

Michigan Tech Entrepreneurial Support Corporation Will Help Inventors Commercialize Technologies

October 11, 2010
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech has established the Michigan Tech Entrepreneurial Support Corporation (MTESC), a nonprofit corporation to help move early-stage discoveries from university labs to successful commercial enterprises.

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