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Sanjeev Gupta and Jarvis Loh work with Physics Chair Ravindra Pandey on his graphene research.

International Physicists Drawn to Michigan Tech

October 14, 2013
By Erika Vichcales

Two up-and-coming physicists travel around the world to study in Michigan Tech's Physics Department

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3D Printer

3D Printers’ Could Change our Economy and our Lives

October 14, 2013
By Dennis Walikainen

Michigan Tech researchers are exploring the ramifications if 3D printers become ubiquitous: on the economy and on individual lives.

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Assistant Professor Mo Rastgaar and PhD student Evandro Ficanha with their new computer-driven foot. The ankle can mimic a natural walk, allowing the foot to walk in circles on the circular treadmill, shown. Emil Groth photo

Stepping Out in Style: Michigan Tech Researchers Developing an Artificial Leg with a Natural Gait

October 14, 2013
By Marcia Goodrich

The secret is in the ankle.

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3D printing can save energy by using less raw material. These partially printed Swiss children's blocks show how a printer can partly fill the interior of an item with plastic while maintaining its strength. Samuel Bernier photo

3D Printing: The Greener Choice

October 3, 2013
By Marcia Goodrich

It takes less energy—and thus releases less carbon dioxide—to make stuff at home with a 3D printer than to manufacture it overseas and ship it to the US.

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Cyber Citizens offers EthnoApp.

Michigan Tech Students Develop Phone Apps for Citizen Scientists

October 2, 2013
By Monica Lester

Students collaborate on NSF-funded smartphone apps for citizen scientists.

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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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