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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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Isle Royale National Park, where moose carcasses, like the one on which wolves are feeding in the lower map, produce pulses of nutrients that affect soil fertility, decomposition, and the nutrition of plants growing nearby.

Wolves, Moose and Biodiversity: An Unexpected Connection

November 2, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

Moose eat plants; wolves kill moose. Surprisingly, this classic predator-prey interaction makes a major impact on biodiversity.

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Forest science PhD student Tara Bal

Grad Student Takes Aim at Sugar Maple Dieback

October 26, 2009
By Marcia Goodrich

PhD student Tara Bal uses an unorthodox method to collect leaves from the treetops.

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Gordon Parker

Michigan Tech Researchers Lead Project to Develop Cleaner, More Efficient Diesel Engines

October 20, 2009
By Marcia Goodrich

Effort is funded by a $2.8 million grant from the DOE National Energy Technology Lab

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