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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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The emerald ash borer is an invasive insect species that is destroying ash trees in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan

Federal Stimulus Funds Help Scientists Control the Emerald Ash Borer Invasion

March 17, 2010
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech has received $650,000 in federal stimulus funds to support a pilot project to reduce ash tree mortality in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. 

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Aerial view of Northern Forest Ecosystem Experiment site in northern Wisconsin

How Will Forests Grow as the Climate Changes?

March 3, 2010
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech, US Forest Service scientists will study how a natural aspen forest responds to climate change conditions. 

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grc

Radio Signals, Diabetes, Beavers: Just Another Graduate Research Colloquium

March 1, 2010
By Dennis Walikainen

Graduate students present their best work at the annual Graduate Research Colloquium.

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