The Michigan Technological University, (MTU) was established in 1885 in Houghton, Michigan. MTU is noted for academic excellence in the School of Engineering and Natural and Physical Science. The School of Technology includes computer science and is rated highly by comparable universities.
Breakthrough understanding of biomolecules could lead to new and better drugs
(Phys.org) —There's a certain type of biomolecule built like a nano-Christmas tree. Called a glycoconjugate, it's many branches are bedecked with sugary ornaments.
How humans derailed the nitrogen cycle and are trying to put it back on track
(Phys.org) —In 1900, about 1.6 billion people lived on Earth. Just a few generations later, over four times as many of us share the planet.
Scientists study the effects of climate change on Puerto Rican forest
Did you know that there is a tropical rainforest in the United States? It's in Puerto Rico—the El Yunque National Forest—and Michigan Technological University researchers are joining U.S. Forest Service ...
Geoscientists Without Borders helping Guatemalans monitor Pacaya volcano
Guatemala's Pacaya volcano needs monitoring to prevent death and destruction from eruptions and landslides, and Michigan Technological University researchers are helping local residents and government agencies ...
Toward smarter underwater drones
(Phys.org) —The news was not good. An underwater drone armed with the best technology on the planet had descended repeatedly to the bottom of the Indian Ocean, trying to find Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. ...
Sustaining Northern hardwood forests
Northern hardwood forests give many gifts to many people. Natural beauty, recreation, a source of lumber, wood pulp for paper products, raw material for biofuels. They also generate jobs and sustain rural ...
A lab in your pocket
When you get sick, your physician may take a sample of your blood, send it to the lab and wait for results. In the near future, however, doctors may be able to run those tests almost instantly on a piece ...
Inbred wolves struggle, moose proliferate at Isle Royale National Park
During their annual Winter Study at Isle Royale National Park, scientists from Michigan Technological University counted nine wolves organized into one breeding pack and a second small group that is a remnant ...
Lifting the brakes on fuel efficiency
The work of a research leader at Michigan Technological University is attracting attention from Michigan's Governor as well as automotive companies around the world. Xiaodi "Scott" Huang of Michigan Tech's ...
Under-ice observatory collects Great Lakes data
Guy Meadows loves winter. It gives the director of Michigan Technological University's Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC) in the cold, snowy Upper Peninsula a chance to do something few others can: study ...
Scientists ID genes that could lead to tough, disease-resistant varieties of rice
(Phys.org) —As the Earth's human population marches toward 9 billion, the need for hardy new varieties of grain crops has never been greater.
Maize and bacteria: A 1-2 punch knocks copper out of stamp sand
Scientists have known for years that together, bacteria and plants can remediate contaminated sites. Ramakrishna Wusirika, of Michigan Technological University, has determined that how you add bacteria to ...
Pumping iron: A hydrogel actuator with mussel tone
(Phys.org) —Protein from a small, tasty mollusk inspired Michigan Technological University's Bruce P. Lee to invent a new type of hydrogel actuator.
Turning old milk jugs into 3D printer filament
Making your own stuff with a 3D printer is vastly cheaper than what you'd pay for manufactured goods, even factoring in the cost of buying the plastic filament.
New biological scaffold offers promising foundation for engineered tissues
Our cells don't live in a vacuum. They are surrounded by a complex, nurturing matrix that is essential for many biological functions, including growth and healing.