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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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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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Ash Cloud Wreaks Havoc with Airspace, and It Could be Worse

April 15, 2010
By Dennis Walikainen

Geology assistant professor Simon Carn studies the recent Iceland volcano eruption with satellite data, looking at sulfur dioxide content of the ash cloud and the cloud's affect on air traffic.

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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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