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.
Birds flying high over the Great Lakes have a new strategic plan
The Great Lakes are named for their size. And for migrating forest birds, navigating their long shores and big, open waters is an annual obstacle course that makes the Iron Man triathlon look easy.
Mapping the Great Lakes' wetlands
Fluorescent bands of color outline the Great Lakes on a new, comprehensive map of the region's coastal wetlands. This publicly available map is the first of its kind on such a broad scale—and the only one to trump political ...
Conserving for nature's sake or our own?
The value of nature in conservation may seem simple, straightforward and fundamental. Yet a persistent question arises: Should we conserve nature only for humans or also for its own sake as well?
New insight into carbon emissions from big carbon sinks in peat bogs
Flooding is the way of life in peat bogs. The standing water helps create an environment where mosses, sedges and shrubs flourish. As each year passes, a thick new layer of vegetation buries the old. Layer and layer of partially ...
Bacterial slime may be survivalist solution to catastrophic crop failure
If it were the end of the world as we know it, we'd be fine, according to Michigan Technological University professor Joshua Pearce.
3D printing goes solar
3D printing guru Joshua Pearce wants nothing more than to provide the means of production to everyone, especially people in developing regions who must get by on very little. But there has been a drawback.
First commercial quantities of cellulosic ethanol from woody biomass marketed
Scientists and engineers—including several at Michigan Technological University—have been talking for years about biofuel, particularly cellulosic ethanol, which is fuel made from trees and other woody plants. The stumbling ...
Stressed out: Research sheds new light on why rechargeable batteries fail
Pity the poor lithium ion. Drawn relentlessly by its electrical charge, it surges from anode to cathode and back again, shouldering its way through an elaborate molecular obstacle course. This journey is essential to powering ...
Graphene balloon yields unprecedented images of hydrated protein molecules
(Phys.org) —A graphene water balloon may soon open up new vistas for scientists seeking to understand health and disease at the most fundamental level.
3-D printing leads to another advance in make-it-yourself lab equipment
Furnishing a research lab can be pretty expensive. Now a team led by an engineer at Michigan Technological University has published an open-source library of designs that will let scientists slash the cost of one commonly ...