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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.