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A forest of titanium dioxide nanotubes etched into metallic titanium. The surface holds promise for improving the longevity of dental implants.

Smile! Better Dental Implants are on the Horizon

September 27, 2013
By Marcia Goodrich

A new nanotube surface promises dental implants that heal faster and fight infection.

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Michigan Tech is working with LanzaTech to develop new technology to produce low-carbon biofuel from waste methane gas.

Michigan Tech Collaborates on $4 Million Department of Energy Project

September 24, 2013
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech collaborates on $4 million US Department of Energy alternative fuels research project. 

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For patients with sleep apnea, a CPAP mask that gently blows air to keep breathing regular during sleep can have many benefits. The new study suggests CPAP may even improve a person�s appearance.

Sleeping Better, Looking Better

September 13, 2013
By Jennifer Donovan

The Michigan Tech Research Institute and the University of Michigan collaborate on a study that shows that sleep apnea treatment not only makes patients feel better, but look better too.

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MTRI research scientist Mike Sayers sampling the most recent HAB event in Lake Erie's Western Basin in August 2013.

New Satellite Maps Track Harmful Algal Blooms in Great Lakes

September 5, 2013
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech Research Institute scientists develop satellite mapping system for monitoring harmful algal blooms in the Great Lakes.

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Saving lives after disasters like the Haitian earthquake is the focus of Thomas Oomen's remote-imaging research.

New Remote-Sensing Development Could Aid Disaster Relief

August 29, 2013
By Dennis Walikainen

Thomas Oommen, assistant professor of geological and mining engineering and sciences, is using his $300,000 research grant from NSF to improve remote sensing in disaster areas and ultimately save lives.

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L. Brad King's prototype of a ferrofluid ion thruster. When subjected to voltage, the points of the crown arise from a ring-shaped trench circling a one-inch block of aluminum. Sarah Bird image

From Cancer Treatment to Ion Thruster: The Newest Little Idea for Nanosat Micro Rockets

August 27, 2013
By Marcia Goodrich

Brad King’s self-assembling electrospray thruster uses magnets that transform a very unusual fluid into a tiny engine for moving nanosatellites into orbit.

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Field emission scanning electron microscopy image of tar balls with an aggregation of soot particles from the Las Conchas fire. Swarup China image

New Insights on Wildfire Smoke Could Improve Climate Change Models

August 27, 2013
By Marcia Goodrich

Two types of particles---soot and tar balls--exhibit many different properties

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Scientists from Michigan Tech and universities around the country are working together on a sustainable plan for managing Florida's water resources.

Many Viewpoints, One Problem: Managing Water Resources Responsibly

August 26, 2013
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech partners with 10 other universities to study water resources and stakeholders involved in making decisions of their use and management.

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David Flaspohler, professor in Michigan Tech's School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science,visits a eucalyptus plantation in Argentina.

Michigan Tech Helps Develop Sustainable Bioenergy Across the Americas

August 21, 2013
By Travis Gendron

Michigan Tech takes the lead in Pan American biofuel and bioenergy research network. 

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A field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM) image of 3D honeycomb-structured graphene. The novel material can replace platinum in dye-sensitized solar cells with virtually no loss of generating capacity. Hui Wang image

3D Graphene: Solar Power's Next Platinum?

August 20, 2013
By Marcia Goodrich

A unique form of carbon could lower the cost of dye-sensitized solar cells

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