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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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Michigan Tech and H2Opportunities are partnering to develop new water resources technologies.

Michigan Tech and H2Opportunities Partner to Develop New Water Resource Management Technologies

August 26, 2010
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech is partnering with a business accelerator called H2Opportunities to develop emerging water resources management technologies.

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Project Seeks a Better Image Inside Earth

August 23, 2010
By Dennis Walikainen

Geology students and professor will be setting up underground seismographs to detect earthquakes and other phenomena.

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Research Addresses Volcanic Eruptions: Guatemalan VP Seeks Michigan Tech Input

August 23, 2010
By Dennis Walikainen

Guatamala's vice president, scientific council seek advice from Michigan Teach geology PhD student. 

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Alumnus Domenic Popko will reclaim Keweenaw's stamp sand for roofing market.

Alumnus Teams with Tech to Reclaim Stamp Sand and Grow an Industry

August 16, 2010
By John Gagnon

A copper mining waste product will be used for roofing.

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Synthetic DNA purification process developed by Shiyue Fang, Michigan Tech Chemistry Department image

Clean Genes: Michigan Tech Chemist Culls the Good Synthetic DNA from the Bad

July 22, 2010
By Marcia Goodrich

New process could drastically cut the cost of purifying synthetic DNA

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A glass cloak designed to hide a metal cylinder. The upper inset shows the distances between resonator arrays. The lower one highlights the cylindrical spokes made of glass resonators and fused silica spacers.

Now You See It, Now You Don’t — an Invisibility Cloak Made of Glass

July 21, 2010
By Jennifer Donovan

A Michigan Tech researcher is using metamaterials to make things disappear.

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