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Study of hibernation in marmots could help solve puzzle of disuse osteoporosis for astronauts and the bedridden.

Michigan Space Grant Consortium Funds 27 Projects at Michigan Tech

April 15, 2010
By Jennifer Donovan

The Michigan Space Grant Consortium has funded 27 projects with grants totaling $105,000.

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Puerto Rican high school students work on their underwater robot,

From Puerto Rico to the UP, With Underwater Robots and New Socks

April 14, 2010
By Jennifer Donovan

A Puerto Rican high school Enterprise team brings their underwater robots to Michigan Tech's Undergraduate Research Expo.

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2010 Undergraduate Research Expo

Tech's Best Undergraduate Research on Display at Expo Today

April 14, 2010
By Jennifer Donovan

The spotlight is on undergraduate research at the 10th Annual Undergraduate Research Expo.

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Senior Stephanie Smith has discovered that a common grass can remove two antibiotics from water.

Grass Shows Promise for Removing Antibiotics from Water

April 13, 2010
By Marcia Goodrich

Antibiotics in the water supply pose threats to health. Now, a grass from India may remove them from the waste stream.

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sleep researchers

Looking at student sleep (and stress and exercise) patterns

April 12, 2010
By Dennis Walikainen

Psychology researchers look at sleep patterns of Michigan Tech students. 

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Biomedical engineering graduate student Megan Killian studies the knee.

Four Michigan Tech Graduate Students Showcase Their Research in Lansing

April 12, 2010
By Jennifer Donovan

Four Michigan Tech graduate students discuss their research with state legislators.

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Tess Ahlborn and the Portage Lake Lift Bridge

Bridges in Trouble: Diagnosing Their Ills from a Distance

April 5, 2010
By Marcia Goodrich

Michigan Tech researcher Tess Ahlborn believes we could learn a lot from bridges, if only we could hear what they had to say. Now she leads a $2.8 million effort to find the best ways to listen in. 

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Seismic image of sandalwood

Of Dollars and Scents: Tracking the Elusive Sandalwood Oil

April 2, 2010
By Marcia Goodrich

A Michigan Tech geophysicist can tell if a sandalwood tree has precious oil at its heart. And now, thanks to two freshmen, he can find out in seconds.

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Chris Johnson with elephant seals on King George Island, Antarctica.

Grad Student Adventure: Russians, Permafrost, Hitching a Military Ride

March 31, 2010
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech graduate student Chris Johnson had never been out of the US or on a plane. Then he flew to Antarctica.

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Helmet with student-designed protective layer undergoes impact test.

Safer Helmet, Safer Head: Michigan Tech Team Takes its Award-winning Invention to San Francisco Inventors Expo

March 25, 2010
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech engineering students have designed  new protective inner layer for athletics helmets.

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