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A satellite image of the Great Lakes.

One-Celled Plants Key to Understanding Changes in the Great Lakes

February 11, 2014
By Jennifer Donovan

GLRC researcher tells American Association for the Advancement of Science how satellite images can be used to understand changes in the Great Lakes.

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Michigan Tech's Shiyan Hu, who is designing speedier computer chips by replacing copper wires with graphene and carbon nanotubes. His work is supported by a National Science Foundation CAREER Award.

Michigan Tech’s Shiyan Hu Receives NSF CAREER Award to Design Next-Generation Computer Chips

February 5, 2014
By Marcia Goodrich

His strategy: replacing copper wire with carbon nanotubes and graphene

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Tolou Shokuhfar discovered how to take images of hydrated samples in an electron microscope by encapsulating them in a graphene sandwich.

It’s the Water: Graphene Balloon Yields Unprecedented Images of Hydrated Protein Molecules

February 4, 2014
By Marcia Goodrich

A breakthrough technology allows researchers to image proteins and other biomolecules in electron microscopes without freezing them, paving the way to a deeper understanding of subcellular processes.

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Rick Dobson, Andre Clover (MDOT) and Colin Brooks, left to right, look at the DJI Phantom UAV.

Michigan Tech Researches Feasibility of Drone Use in Transportation

January 13, 2014
By Jennifer Donovan

Researchers at Michigan Tech and the Michigan Tech Research Institute are using unmanned aerial vehicles commonly called drones to analyze transportation infrastructure more efficiently and safely. 

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time travel clock

In Search of . . . Time Travelers

January 3, 2014
By Marcia Goodrich

A serious search reveals no evidence of visitors from the future, but it was still a lot of fun.

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snowflake

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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nantucket

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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Judith Perlinger

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

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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