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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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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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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 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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