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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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Paul Sanders

A Miracle Diet for Brake Rotors: High-Strength, High-Temp Aluminum

October 11, 2010
By Marcia Goodrich

Paul Sanders is working on an aluminum alloy tough enough to replace iron in brake rotors

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Menominee County Shakeup was an Earthquake, says Tech Researcher

October 11, 2010
By Dennis Walikainen

Wayne Pennington, researcher and chair of geological and mining engineering and sciences, says Menominee County probably experienced a magnitude one or two earthquake.

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Jersey Cow. Photo by Stephen Kennedy, courtesy of the Innovation Center for US Dairy

Don’t Blame Dairy Cows for (Greenhouse) Gas Emissions

October 5, 2010
By Marcia Goodrich

A new study reports that the dairy industry is responsible for only about 2 percent of all US greenhouse gas emissions.

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Hot Topic in the Earth Sciences: The Mantle Plume Model and Siberian “Traps”

September 22, 2010
By Dennis Walikainen

Michigan Tech geophysicist Aleksey Smirnov, has made a major discovery about the origin of the so-called "Siberian traps."

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Charlie Kerfoot and a quagga

Death of the “Doughnut”: How Quaggas Are Casting a Pall on the Lake Michigan Fishery

September 2, 2010
By Marcia Goodrich

Something has been eating Charlie Kerfoot’s doughnut, and all fingers point to a European mollusk about the size of a fat lima bean.

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Phragmites australis, the common reed, is invading Great Lakes wetlands and beaches.                                  Robert H. Mohlenbrock @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA SCS. 1989

Michigan Tech Research Institute Maps Spread of Invasive Reed in Great Lakes Basin

September 2, 2010
By Jennifer Donovan

The Michigan Tech Research Institute is mapping the spread of an invasive reed with a taste for the wetlands and beaches of the Great Lakes.

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