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.
Scientists build a low-cost, open-source 3-D metal printer
OK, so maybe you aren't interested in making your own toys, cellphone cases, or glow-in-the-dark Christmas decorations. How about a brake drum?
DIY and save: A scientist's guide to making your own lab equipment
Joshua Pearce is not one for understatement. "This is the beginning of a true revolution in the sciences," says the author of "Open-Source Lab." For cash-strapped researchers, he could be right.
Amping up solar in the snowy north
Solar farms are a no-brainer in warm and sunny places, but what about in northern climes where snow can cover and even shut down the panels?
3D printers' could change our economy and our lives
(Phys.org) —"When you produce something yourself instead of purchasing it, that changes your relationship to it," says Chelsea Schelly, assistant professor of social sciences. She's discussing the current ...
Stepping out in style: Researchers developing an artificial leg with a natural gait
(Phys.org) —Walking is tricky business, as any toddler knows. And while most artificial feet and limbs do a pretty good job restoring mobility to people who have lost a leg, they have a ways to go before ...
3-D printing: Making your own saves energy, scientist says
3D printing isn't just cheaper, it's also greener, says Michigan Technological University's Joshua Pearce.
New nanotube surface promises dental implants that heal faster and fight infection
A brighter, better, longer-lasting dental implant may soon be on its way to your dentist's office.
New remote-sensing development could aid disaster relief
When earthquakes hit, emergency responders need to know quickly where to send their resources. A Michigan Technological University researcher and his graduate students believe they can help.
Many viewpoints, one problem: Managing water resources responsib
Why is a Michigan Technological University professor working to develop a model for water resources management in South Florida, 1,500 miles and several ecosystems removed from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan?
From cancer treatment to ion thruster: The newest little idea for nanosat micro rockets
(Phys.org) —Nanosatellites are smartphone-sized gadgets that can perform simple, yet valuable, space missions. Dozens of these little spacecraft are now tirelessly orbiting the earth performing valuable ...
New insights on wildfire smoke could improve climate change models
(Phys.org) —Where there's wildfire, there's smoke—a lot of it. And those vast, carbon-laden clouds released by burning biomass can play a significant role in climate change.
Researchers help develop sustainable bioenergy across the Americas
Michigan Technological University's Sustainable Futures Institute (SFI) and a broad range of Pan American partners see biofuel as a good answer to society's growing need for alternative energy. But they want ...
3D graphene: Solar cells' new platinum?
One of the most promising types of solar cells has a few drawbacks. A scientist at Michigan Technological University may have overcome one of them.
Economic analysis shows 3-D printing is ready for showtime
It may seem like a stretch to envision a 3D printer in every home. However, a Michigan Technological University researcher is predicting that personal manufacturing, like personal computing before it, is ...
Eavesdropping on lithium ions
(Phys.org) —Lithium ion batteries are at the energetic heart of almost all things tech, from cell phones to tablets to electric vehicles. That's because they are a proven technology, light, long-lasting ...