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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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Whey to Go: Tech Engineer Solves Dairy Waste Problem

July 30, 2008
By Marcia Goodrich

The little Miss Muffets of the world may once have created a booming market for whey, but now dairies are awash in this sugary byproduct of cheese-making.

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Isle Royale National Park, Michigan Tech Celebrate 50 Years of Wolf-Moose Research

July 23, 2008
By Jennifer Donovan

Isle Royale National Park hosts weekend celebration of 50th anniversary of the Wolf-Moose Predator-Prey Study.

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Michigan Tech Bear Bones Research Gets a Boost

July 11, 2008
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech scientist Seth Donahue's osteoporosis research has received an infusion of financial support.Michigan Tech Bear Bones Research Gets a Boost

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Global Sanitation: Latrines Trounce Toilets

June 17, 2008
By Marcia Goodrich

In the global war against poor sanitation, the lowly privy can trump the fanciest commode.

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Michigan Tech Physicist Models Single Molecular Switch

June 16, 2008
By Marcia Goodrich

Michigan Technological University physicist Ranjit Pati and his team have developed a model to explain the mechanism behind computing’s elusive Holy Grail, the single molecular switch.

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Michigan Tech Selected for Federal Demonstration Partnership

June 6, 2008
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech has joined a select group of research institutions and federal agencies working together to streamline the administration of federal research grants.

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New Ballast Treatment Could Help Shield Lake Superior from Deadly Fish Disease

June 4, 2008
By Jennifer Donovan

A Michigan Tech professor has developed a new water treatment that could help keep a deadly fish disease out of Lake Superior.

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