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Michigan Tech assistant professor Mo Rastgaar with his prosthetic design. Michigan Tech photo.

Michigan Tech Prof Gets Grant For New Prosthetic Ankle, Foot

Mo Rastgaar, an assistant professor at Michigan technological University, has received a National Science Foundation grant of nearly $500,000 to make his new artificial limb design a reality.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/10/2014

michigan tech buoy

What’s Going On Under the Ice? A Cabled Observatory Gives Michigan Tech Researchers a Peek

Scientists at Michigan Technological University in the western Upper Peninsula turned several existing lab instruments into a sophisticated probe they have deployed all winter under the thick ice and snow covering the Keweenaw Waterway, which runs between Houghton and Hancock and connects two parts of Lake Superior. It’s the first time they’ve had a long look at what goes on under the water in winter.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/02/2014

A farmer harvests rice with a combine harvester in a paddy in Sayo city, Hyogo, Japan. Getty Images photo.

Michigan Tech Research May Lead To Hardier Rice To Feed New Billions

As the Earth’s human population marches toward 9 billion, the need for hardy new varieties of grain crops has never been greater. It won’t be enough to yield record harvests under perfect conditions. In an era of climate change, pollution and the global spread of pathogens, these new grains must also be able to handle stress. Now, researchers at Michigan Technological University have identified a set of genes that could be key to the development of the next generation of super rice.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/01/2014

A view of Houghton, including the Michigan Technological University campus, from Hancock. Matt Roush photo.

Michigan Tech Adds Honors College

Michigan Technological University’s Board of Control approved establishment of the Pavlis Honors College at its regular meeting Friday. It is the first named college at Michigan Tech.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/23/2014

Children discover that they can jam a skewer into the top or bottom 
of a balloon, where the rubber is thicker, without popping it, while the same skewer punched through the thinner, central part of the balloon where the 
tension is greater will burst it. MTU photo.

Michigan Tech Mind Trekkers To Show Off At NBA All-Star Game

Basketball fans in New Orleans for the 2014 NBA All-Star Game will also have the chance to learn about the science of basketball, thanks to the Michigan Technological University Mind Trekkers.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/12/2014

Yawei Wei in his native Chinese village, Zao Yuan, with a solar power installation he engineered on his cousin's roof. Michigan Tech photo.

Michigan Tech Student From China Brings Solar Power To His Home Village

A Chinese student in power engineering at Michigan Technological University takes what he’s learned back to his native village — hoping to keep the lights on more reliably.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/19/2014

(Photo credit: Thinkstock)

Where Do Snowflakes Get Their Start? Michigan Tech Has Some Answers

Snowflakes need a tiny speck of dust to form. But how does that happen in the pristine air of the Arctic? Researchers at Michigan Technological University in the snowy Upper Peninsula may have the answer.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/07/2014

An artist's rendering of the planned John Edgar McAllister Welcome Center at the Memorial Union Building. The current Peninsula Room (in pink) will be renovated and an addition (in blue) will be built.

MTU To Add $1M Welcome Center

Michigan Technological University will honor alumnus and longtime supporter John Edgar McAllister by building a new Welcome Center named for him to introduce future students and their families to the campus.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/15/2013

A new 3D metal printer in action in the Open Sustainability Lab at Michigan Tech. Chenlong Zhang photo, Michigan Tech.

Michigan Tech Prof Invents Low-Cost 3D Printer That Works With Metal

Until now, 3D printing has been a polymer affair, with most people in the maker community using the machines to make all manner of plastic consumer goods, from tent stakes to chess sets. A new low-cost 3D printer developed by Michigan Technological University’s Joshua Pearce and his team could add hammers to that list. The detailed plans, software and firmware are all freely available and open-source, meaning anyone can use them to make their own metal 3D printer.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/03/2013

Bell Hospital

Ishpeming Hospital Bought By LifePoint; Hancock Hospital Joint Venture Deal Reached

The board of directors of Ishpeming’s Bell Hospital Monday announced a final agreement for the hospital’s acquisition by Brentwood, Tenn.-based LifePoint Hospitals lnc. LifePoint also announced a health care joint venture elsewhere in the Upper Peninsula, with Hancock-based Portage Health.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/02/2013

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