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A worker uses a suction hose to remove oil washed ashore in Louisiana from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Gulf Oil Spill Experts from Michigan Tech

June 10, 2010
By Jennifer Donovan

Engineers, scientists and other experts from Michigan Technological University stand ready to help answer your questions about the Gulf oil spill.

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Associate Professor Brad King stands by a Space Simulation Vacuum Chamber

New Aerospace Center on Campus

June 2, 2010
By John Gagnon

US Air Force funds satellite research in aerospace center at Michigan Tech.

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Nanotubes that Heal: Engineering Better Orthopedic Implants

May 14, 2010
By Marcia Goodrich

Work by PhD student Tolou Shokufar may help orthopedic surgery patients recover faster. 

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Advanced Materials

Hu Paper Among “Most Accessed” in Advanced Materials

May 11, 2010
By Marcia Goodrich

Article provides an overview of metal-organic frameworks and their potential for hydrogen storage

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The plant at the left, with the most vigorous root system, is the one most deficient in a plant hormone known as gibberellin.

Feeling Stressed? So is the Poplar — But Hormone Suppression Could Help the Tree

May 6, 2010
By Jennifer Donovan

Research led by scientists from Michigan Tech's School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science has identified the molecular mechanism that poplar trees use to adapt to changing soil conditions, as well as some of the genes that turn the process on or off.

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Astrophysicists David Nitz (left) and Brian Fick are co-winners of the 2010 Michigan Tech Research Award.

Michigan Tech Astrophysicists Share 2010 Research Award

April 29, 2010
By Jennifer Donovan

Physics professors David Nitz and Brian Fick are co-recipients of the 2010 Michigan Tech Research Award for their work with the international Auger Observatory.

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Evolving patterns on this molecular processor mimic patterns displayed by the human brain. Anirban Bandyopadhyay image.

Lessons from the Brain: Toward an Intelligent Molecular Computer

April 26, 2010
By Marcia Goodrich

Researchers from Japan and Michigan Tech have built a molecular computer using lessons learned from the human brain.

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In late January, the Chippewa Harbor Pack chased this one wolf out onto Todd Harbor. He may be the last surviving member of the Paduka Pack.

Wolves Declining, Drama Level Rising on Isle Royale

April 23, 2010
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech researchers' annual report on the wolves and moose of Isle Royale shows that the numbers of wolves and wolf packs is declining in the national park.  

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Improved

Undergraduate Expo: Two Student Teams Work on Shotgun Shooting Sports

April 22, 2010
By John Gagnon

Tech students research and create new sporting pigeons and a device to throw them.

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Consumer Product Manufacturing Enterprise team member Ben Stenske checks out the wood boiler.

Wood Boiler, Medical Measuring Device, Biochemical Breakthrough: 2010 Undergraduate Expo Winners Named

April 20, 2010
By Jennifer Donovan

2010 Undergraduate Research Expo award winners are announced.

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