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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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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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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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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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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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