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ThIs image shows the moon's shawdow as it crosses the HAWC observatory, blocking cosmic rays from detection. LANL image

Michigan Tech Scientists Design Laser Calibration System for Next-Gen Gamma-Ray Telescope

May 23, 2013
By Marcia Goodrich

HAWC Observatory will capture gamma rays with trillions of times more energy than visible light.

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Undergraduate Faith Lambert sampling Hills Creek water upstream of the main restoration site.

Michigan Tech Researchers Receive Two Great Lakes Restoration Grants

May 21, 2013
By Jennifer Donovan

Two Michigan Tech research teams have received highly competitive grants to conduct Great Lakes restoration projects.

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Most Scientists Agree: Humans are Causing Global Climate Change

May 16, 2013
By Jennifer Donovan

An international consensus study shows that most climate scientists believe human activity is the primary cause of global climate change.

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Radar threat screen

Michigan Tech Research Institute Receives Radar Defense Contract

May 15, 2013
By Jennifer Donovan

The Michigan Tech Research Institute has signed a contract with the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to conduct research in adapative radar countermeasures.

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Sunburns sneak up on us. A UV sensor developed by Michigan Tech students can let us know when to get in the shade. Ingram Publishing photo

Student Engineers’ Skin Patch Warns When It’s Time to Get Out of the Sun

April 30, 2013
By Marcia Goodrich

When the happy face disappears, go sit under the beach umbrella.

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Permanent stents are lifesavers, but they can also cause health problems when they are in the body for a long time. Michigan Tech researchers are investigating a new stent material, zinc, that would dissolve safely after the artery has healed. iStockphoto

Zinc: The Perfect Material for Bioabsorbable Stents?

April 30, 2013
By Marcia Goodrich

Some materials dissolve too quickly in the body, and some hang around forever. Zinc, however, may be just right.

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Wolves in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

Bear Baiting May Put Hunting Dogs at Risk from Wolves

April 17, 2013
By Jennifer Donovan

Researchers compare bear-baiting practices and reparations paid for hunting dogs attacked by wolves in Michigan and Wisconsin .

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The non-aligned manganese dioxide nanorods on the left were made using conventional methods. The aligned nanorods on the right were grown in Dennis Desheng Meng's lab using electrophoretic deposition. Photos by Sunand Santhanagopalan

Michigan Tech Scientist's Discovery Could Lead to a Better Capacitor

April 16, 2013
By Marcia Goodrich

The key lies in growing nanorods with all the right stuff

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An open-source 3D printer printing an optical component, specifically, a filter bracket.

3D Printing Slashes Optics Lab Costs

March 29, 2013
By Marcia Goodrich

The study found cost reductions generally over 97 percent, with some components costing only 1 percent of the market price.

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Wolves of Isle Royale National Park.

Isle Royale Wolves Fall Prey to Inbreeding Problems

March 26, 2013
By Jennifer Donovan

Winter Study shows Isle Royale wolf population down to eight wolves, no new pups. 

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