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Digging. Listening. Connecting: Cliff Mine Work Uncovers Knowledge, Family

June 16, 2014
By Dennis Walikainen

An archeological dig in Cliff Mine of Keweenaw County is uncovering the past and some family history along the way.

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A researcher performs phenological observations in an activation tagging population field trial in Oregon.  Photo: Steven Strauss,

Winter's Over & It's Time to Grow Again--How Does a Tree Know?

June 16, 2014
By Jennifer Donovan

Molecular geneticists from Michigan Tech identify a gene that tells trees that spring has come and it's time to start growing again. 

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Heading out to open water.

Toward Smarter Underwater Drones

May 29, 2014
By Marcia Goodrich

With better brains, drones would spend less time searching and more time finding what they’re looking for, including missing airliners.

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Maija Erikson, a 2010 Michigan Tech alumna, collects field data during the northern hardwood forests study.

Sustaining Northern Hardwood Forests--Are We Doing What We Think We're Doing?

May 12, 2014
By Jennifer Donovan

There's a proven system for sustainably manage northern hardwood forests.  Everyone says they're using it, but it turns out many  aren't. 

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The cover of IEEE Transactions on Nanobiosciences featured Shiyan Hu's research on using CAD to create labs-on-a-chip that could run dozens of medical tests in minutes.

A Lab in Your Pocket

May 7, 2014
By Marcia Goodrich

Shiyan Hu's research could make it possible for labs-on-a-chip to hold dozens of medical tests on a piece of plastic the size of a credit card.

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Michigan Tech Alumnus, Apps Turn Ordinary People into Hydrologists

May 7, 2014
By Dennis Walikainen

A Michigan Tech alumnus, students, and faculty are enabling citizen scientists to help study streams and lakes.

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ALMMII will serve the automotive, aerospace, rail and trucking industries.

Michigan Tech to Partner in American Lightweight Materials Manufacturing Innovation Institute

May 2, 2014
By Marcia Goodrich

Institute will serve industry by developing advanced manufacturing technologies and education and workforce training programs.

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Isle Royale wolves trek through the snow.

Inbred Wolves Struggle, Moose Proliferate at Isle Royale National Park

April 30, 2014
By Jennifer Donovan

The 2013-14 annual report on Michigan Tech's wolf-moose predator-prey study at Isle Royale National Park shows that inbreeding is posing a threat to the continued existence of the wolves, while, with numbers of wolves decreasing, the moose population has doubled.

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Lifting the Brakes on Fuel Efficiency

April 17, 2014
By Zachary Dubiel

Faculty scientist's innovative brake design is attracting attention around the world. 

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Mo Rastgaar with the prosthetic limb that he hopes will provide amputees with greater mobility and agility.

Rastgaar Receives CAREER Award to Develop Ankle-Foot Prosthetic Robot

April 9, 2014
By Marcia Goodrich

A new prosthetic to help amputees walk more naturally

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