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Joshua Pearce holds a DremelFuge chuck made from shredded plastic milk jugs.

Save Money and the Planet: Turn Your Old Milk Jugs into 3D Printer Filament

March 4, 2014
By Marcia Goodrich

Life-cycle analysis shows energy savings of up to 90 percent.

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end of life

What do We do Now? Family Members and the Brain Dead

February 25, 2014
By Dennis Walikainen

Humanities professor researches ethical decisions at end of life.

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Highly aligned nano-fibers created by fibroblasts form a biological scaffold which could prove an ideal foundation for engineered tissues. Stem cells placed on the scaffold thrived, and it had the added advantage of provoking a very low immune response.

New Biological Scaffold Home, Sweet Home, for Stem Cells

February 24, 2014
By Marcia Goodrich

Highly aligned nanofibers offer a promising foundation for engineered tissues

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Shiyue Fang

A Better Way to Purify Peptide-Based Drugs

February 14, 2014
By Marcia Goodrich

Peptide drugs can be powerful, but also difficult and expensive to make. Now a chemist at Michigan Tech has developed a way to overcome one hurdle.

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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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