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Learning from Worms: Forestry Researchers Build New Underground Lab at Michigan Tech

November 19, 2008
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech and US Forest Service scientists will study the effect of worms and other variables on a simulated forest floor.

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Idle Farmlands Could Become Profitable Carbon Storage Banks

October 23, 2008
By Jennifer Donovan

Northern Michigan farmers could earn a profit converting idle farmland to tree plantations for bioenergy crops.

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Climate Change, Acid Rain Could Be Good for Forests

October 20, 2008
By Jennifer Donovan

Contrary to popular belief, moderate amounts of global warming and acid rain actually improve forest productivity.

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Michigan Tech Teams With Wolverine Power Cooperative on Biomass Energy Research

October 17, 2008
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech helps Wolverine Power examine potential of woody biomass to help generate clean electricity.

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State Authorizes $25 Million for Great Lakes Research Lab at Michigan Tech

September 29, 2008
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech will receive state capital outlay funds to build a Great Lakes Research facility on the campus waterfront.

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From Xbox to T-Cells: Michigan Tech Researchers Borrow Video Game Technology to Model Human Biology

September 16, 2008
By Marcia Goodrich

Harnessing the computing muscle behind the leading video games to understand the most intricate of real-life systems

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What a Sleep Study Can Reveal About Fibromyalgia

September 3, 2008
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech and the University of Michigan team up to investigate sleep disorders

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Michigan Tech Athletes Top the Nation in Academic Achievement

September 3, 2008
By Jennifer Donovan

97 Michigan Tech athletes received academic achievement awards from the Division II Athletics Directors Association

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Biochar: Grow Bigger, Better Veggies While Slowing Global Warming

August 20, 2008
By Jennifer Donovan

Biochar, an easily produced charcoal made by slow-burning scrap wood and other organic matter, enriches soil 880 percent and sequesters carbon.

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Up, Up and Away: Studying Volcanoes With Balloons

August 14, 2008
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech researchers are using meteorological balloons to measure volcanic gases as they erupt from Hawaiian volcano.

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