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Mining in Northern Climes: Whose Decision is it?

June 24, 2013
By Dennis Walikainen

Reindeer herders and others might be negatively affected by a proposed open pit mine in northern Skandinavia.

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Electrons flash across a series of gold quantum dots on boron nitride nanotubes. Michigan Tech scientists made the quantum-tunneling device, which acts like a transistor at room temperature, without using semiconducting materials. Yoke Khin Yap graphic

Beyond Silicon: Transistors without Semiconductors

June 20, 2013
By Marcia Goodrich

Michigan Tech researchers have built a super-small transistor with nanotubes and quantum dots—without a speck of silicon or any other semiconductor.  

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Fish Oil Lowers Stress Response

June 11, 2013
By Dennis Walikainen

Michigan Tech researchers have determined that fish oil protects the heart in stressful situations.

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GLRC scientists will do cutting-edge research with this new generation of Autonomous Underwater Vehicle.

Great Lakes Research Center: One Year Old and Growing

June 4, 2013
By Jennifer Donovan

As the GLRC approaches its first anniversary, the research center is humming.

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Deer like to gather under the protection of evergreens like northern white cedar in the winter.

The Science of Yellow Snow: White-tailed Deer may be Ruining their own Winter Havens

June 3, 2013
By Jennifer Donovan

Researchers find that white-tailed deer may be making the soil in their preferred winter homes unfit to grow the very trees that protect them there.

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Migration Patterns Reveal Much about US Population, Research Finds

May 29, 2013
By Jennifer Donovan

Richelle Winkler, assistant professor of social sciences, is analyzing population migration patterns over the past 60-plus years and discovering some interesting trends.

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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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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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