The researchers are testing a variety of PET materials to determine the best particle
      size and processing conditions to simultaneously reduce energy use and generate the
      most product that will eventually be consumed by the microbial community.
€1 Million Prize for Plastics-to-Protein Research Awarded to Steve Techtmann, Ting Lu

Steve Techtmann has won the 2021 Future Insight Prize — awarded to innovative research in health, nutrition and energy — . . .

Pteris vittata is a hyperaccumulator fern that can pull arsenic from the ground and
      might help farmers get rid of contaminants in rice paddies in West Bengal, India.
      Credit: Manas Warke.
Guest Blog: Arsenic Spirals and the Plants That Dig Them

In her guest blog, MiCUP student researcher Kim Roark explains how some plants — called hyperaccumulators — help clean up . . .

Oxygen is not a major component of Titan’s atmosphere, which is composed mainly of
      methane and nitrogen. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Stéphane Le Mouélic, University of
      Nantes, Virginia Pasek, University of Arizona
Guest Blog: Life in a Galaxy Not So Far Away

Many wonder if there really is life beyond Earth. Instead of "in a galaxy far, far away," student writer Alyssa . . .

The Michigan Tech's COVID-19 testing lab’s anniversary is April 22 and Medical Laboratory
      Professionals Week is April 18-24.
What a Year: COVID-19 Highlights Work of Medical Lab Professionals

The first anniversary of Michigan Tech’s COVID-19 testing lab comes during the annual Medical Laboratory Professionals Week.