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earthquake faults

What Happened in Haiti?

January 20, 2010
By Dennis Walikainen

Michigan Tech researchers discuss what happened to cause the Haitian earthquake and what should be done in the future.

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Yoke Khin Yap

Yap: Harnessing the Divas of the Nanoworld

January 14, 2010
By Marcia Goodrich

Boron nitride nanotubes are notoriously hard to synthesize. Now, Michigan Tech researcher Yoke Khin Yap has coaxed lush carpets of them to grow on substrates.

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David Shonnard

Michigan Tech a Partner in Three Major Biofuel Projects

January 13, 2010
By Marcia Goodrich

The DOE has initiated a $564 million research effort to boost America's biofuel industry, and David Shonnard will be participating in three of the agency's 19 funded projects.

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Michigan Tech Clean Snowmobile 2009

Can Snowmobiles Adapt in the Age of Ethanol?

December 17, 2009
By Marcia Goodrich

Assistant Professor Scott Miers leads research to discover how higher-ethanol blends affect snowmobile emissions and fuel economy.

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human-powered off-road wheelchair

Pulling Their Way for Others

December 15, 2009
By Dennis Walikainen

A Senior Design Team in mechanical engineering has created a human-powered off-road wheelchair. It will help the disabled enjoy the Tech Trails and has potential beyond the Tech campus.

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Sponsored programs use external funding to support research, education and outreach.

Michigan Tech Research Funding Climbs

December 1, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

Research funding at Michigan Tech increased by more than 28 percent during the past fiscal year.

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Journal of Biological Chemistry

Researchers Begin to Decipher Metabolism of Sexual Assault Drug

November 20, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

Research cracks metabolism code of date rape drug.

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Wayne Weaver

Building a Grid that Plays Nice

November 17, 2009
By Marcia Goodrich

Wayne Weaver looks to adapt smart grid technology to smaller electrical networks, from military outposts to a solar-powered home.

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Great Lakes Research Center architect's rendering

State Authorizes Michigan Tech to Seek Construction Bids for Great Lakes Research Center

November 12, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

The Michigan Legislature’s Joint Capital Outlay Committee meeting in Lansing today authorized Michigan Technological University to seek construction bids for its planned Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC).

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Michigan Tech's Robert Froese in a stand of poplars

Michigan Tech, Michigan State Sign Biofuel Research Contract with Frontier Renewable Resources

November 9, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

Research at Michigan Tech and Michigan State Universities will support development of the state's first cellulosic ethanol plant in the eastern UP.

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