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Falling Faster — Researchers Confirm Super-Terminal Raindrops

February 13, 2015
By Allison Mills

Initial research found super-terminal raindrops fall faster than they should be able to alone. Now, researchers have confirmed these speedy drops.

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A researcher rappels into an ice cave in Svalbard, an archipelago in the Arctic Ocean off the northernmost tip of Europe.  Photo by Jason Gulley

Jason Gulley: A Temperate Man of Extreme Climes

February 3, 2015
By Suzanne Van Dam

Geology researcher Jason Gulley explores glacial caves for clues to the way environmental factors affect the movement of glaciers.  

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 NASA satellite image of North America.

North American Plate Shattered Speed Records -- a Billion Years Ago

February 3, 2015
By Marcia Goodrich

More-powerful mantle may have driven the continent at twice today’s modest clip.

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GLRC and Alliance for Coastal Technologies scientists lower test instruments and a video camera under the ice in the Portage Waterway.

Michigan Tech Deploys Under-ice Research Instruments in Frozen Portage Waterway

January 12, 2015
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech scientists, engineers and partners deploy under-ice research equipment under the frozen Portage Waterway. 

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Hubble's Variable Nebula. Image: William Sparks (STScI), Sylvia Baggett (STScI) et al., & the Hubble Heritage Team (AURA/ STScI/ NASA)

Flashes from Faster-than-Light Spots May Help Illuminate Astronomical Secrets

January 8, 2015
By Jennifer Donovan

Physicist Robert Nemiroff describes potential usefulness of photonic booms in studying the cosmos.

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A feller bunched cuts down trees and stacks them in piles.

Salvaging the Ecosystem after Salvage Logging

January 6, 2015
By Jennifer Donovan

A scientist studies the effects on the ecosystem of salvage logging after forest fires. 

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A smart home can be controlled remotely, inviting hacking.

Hackers Could Make Smart Homes Stupid--or Worse

January 6, 2015
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech engineer works to prevent hackers from wreaking havoc with the smart home of the future.

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Cutaway of a computer-modeled conformable natural gas tank under development by REL Inc.

Michigan Tech, Calumet Firm Receive $2.1 Million from Southwestern Energy Company

December 12, 2014
By Danny Messinger

Michigan Tech, REL, Inc. and Southwestern Energy Company partner to build a better natural gas tank for light trucks.

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C.K. Choi, left, and PhD candidate Shuo Wang    examine flow fields in a micro-channel, using the Nikon TI series inverted microscope.

Seeing is Believing

December 4, 2014
By Suzanne Van Dam

C.K. Choi's research is helping scientists and engineers see small things clearly. Very small things, at the nano-microscale.

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The cover of Joshua Pearce's new book.

Bacterial Slime: It's what's for Dinner (After a Catastrophic Crop Failure)

November 19, 2014
By Danny Messinger

Joshua Pearce's new book explores how to feed the world despite any disaster. 

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