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Why it Snows so Much in the Frozen North

December 20, 2013
By Marcia Goodrich

Scientists have long puzzled over the seemingly ceaseless drizzle of snow drifting down from arctic clouds. Now they may have an explanation.

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A new 3D metal printer in action in the School of Technology machine shop at Michigan Tech. Chenlong Zhang photo

Scientists Build a Low-Cost, Open-Source 3D Metal Printer

November 26, 2013
By Marcia Goodrich

Open-source 3D printing has been a polymer affair--until now.

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Supercomputer Helps Model Lakes, Oceans and Much More

November 26, 2013
By Dennis Walikainen

Michigan Tech's new supercomputer, only five months old, is already in high demand.

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Pearce Pens a 3D Printing Guide for Scientists on a Budget

November 15, 2013
By Marcia Goodrich

An introduction to the new technology that could revolutionize how science is done.

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$1.45 Million Study to Address the Northbound Flow of Airborne Toxins

November 13, 2013
By Marcia Goodrich

Scientists to track flow of pollutants, measure their economic impact, and work with stakeholders to develop solutions

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From Sustainability Demo to Fish Taco: Aquaponics at Michigan Tech

November 7, 2013
By Dennis Walikainen

On the ninth floor of a campus building, a scientist has created an edible ecosystem.

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Not everyone who seems unconscious is unaware. Syd Johnson says it's critical to pursue ways to communicate with people who appear unresponsive, particularly since decisions made on their behalf are often a matter of life and death.

Researcher Seeks to Help Those Who Can’t Speak for Themselves

November 5, 2013
By Dennis Walikainen

A humanities professor is focusing on communicating with those who suffer from debilitating brain injuries.

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Solar energy scientist Joshua Pearce, left, and Jay Meldrum, director of the Keweenaw Research Center, with the array of solar panels behind KRC. Even on this gloomy day, the solar cells were cranking out electricity.

Amping Up Solar in the Snowy North

October 21, 2013
By Marcia Goodrich

What's the best way to capture photovoltaic energy where snowfall is measured in feet?

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Clockwise, microplasma dissociates ethanol vapor, carbon particles are collected and dispersed in solution, and an electron microscope image reveals nanosized diamond particles. Case Western Reserve University image

Michigan Tech Scientists Verify Nanodiamond Discovery

October 21, 2013
By Marcia Goodrich

UV Ramen spectroscopy confirms creation of ultra-small diamonds

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GLRC scientists will do cutting-edge research with this new generation of Autonomous Underwater Vehicle.

Iver 3 Charts New Waters

October 17, 2013
By Zachary Dubiel

GLRC tests new-generation autonomous underwater vehicle that could make inspecting pipelines, cables and municipal water intakes safer and simpler. 

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