Study: 'Rubberized' Roads May Help Michigan Roads Endure Tougher ClimatesResearcher at Michigan Tech said that the Department of Environmental Quality has awarded several grants to study rubberized asphalt and that roads might respond better to temperature fluctuations.
Michigan Tech Prof Gets Grant For New Prosthetic Ankle, FootMo 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.
What's Going On Under the Ice? A Cabled Observatory Gives Michigan Tech Researchers a PeekScientists 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.
Michigan Tech Research May Lead To Hardier Rice To Feed New BillionsAs 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 Tech Prof's Plants, Bacteria May Give UP's Gay Stamp Sands New LifeThe tiny town of Gay on northern Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula is famous for more than its eponymous Gay Bar -- there's also a wasteland of copper mining pollution. Now, a professor at Michigan Technological University is studying using plants and bacteria to bring new life to the Gay Stamp Sands.
Michigan Tech Prof Says You Can Save Big With Milk Jug Recycling For 3D PrintingA new study from Michigan Technological University says people can save big money and energy by using plastic from used milk jugs to make their own plastic goods at home with a 3D printer.
Michigan Tech Advance In Tissue Scaffolds Could Lead To Stem Cell TreatmentsAn advance at Michigan Technological University in a scaffold used to grow cells could lead to better cures for injuries from burns to worn-out knees.
Michigan Tech Prof's Advance May Lead To Cheaper Peptide DrugsA Michigan Technological University professor has come up with a new way to purify peptides that may cut the cost of very expensive classes of drugs -- and improve DNA analysis as well.
Michigan Tech Mind Trekkers To Show Off At NBA All-Star GameBasketball 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.
Where Do Snowflakes Get Their Start? Michigan Tech Has Some AnswersSnowflakes 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 Tech Prof Comes Up Empty In Web Search For Time TravelersIf time travelers exist, they're covering their tracks pretty well. At least, that's the word from a study set up by a physics professor at Michigan Technological University searching for prescient Web content on social media Web sites.
HR Notices From Dec. 20 - Jan. 5The latest staffing, leadership and boardroom news from Michigan's technology-focused companies, institutions, and organizations.