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 Adds Honors CollegeMichigan 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.
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.
Michigan Tech Student From China Brings Solar Power To His Home VillageA 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.
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.
MTU To Add $1M Welcome CenterMichigan 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.
Michigan Tech Prof Invents Low-Cost 3D Printer That Works With MetalUntil 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.
Ishpeming Hospital Bought By LifePoint; Hancock Hospital Joint Venture Deal ReachedThe 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.
Five UP Tech Companies Band Together For Defense WorkA new collaboration of five Upper Peninsula manufacturing technology companies, along with the Houghton tech business accelerator MTEC SmartZone and Michigan Technological University, is pitching its expertise to the aerospace and defense industries.
MTU In Deal With Indian UniversityMechanical engineering faculty from a private Indian university will soon be pursuing their Ph.D.'s from Michigan Technological University.
Four High-Tech UP Firms Semifinalists In Accelerate MichiganFour companies from the western Upper Peninsula are among 50 semifinalists in North America's largest business plan competition, the Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition.
Zombie Apocalypse Set For Friday At Michigan TechThey grace the covers of magazines. They star in a hit television series. And, they are featured in a popular new game on campus. Although from the world of the undead, zombies have certainly been enjoying their new star status. Now, there’s another venue to celebrate them -- “Undead U: A Zombie Symposium,” set for 7 to 9 p.m., Friday, Nov. 1, on the campus of Michigan Technological University.
Amping Up Solar in the Snowy NorthSolar farms are a no-brainer in warm and sunny places, but what about in northern climes, where snow is measured in feet, and can cover and even shut down the panels? Michigan Technological University’s Keweenaw Research Center is now part of a two-year study that will help answer that question.