Michigan Technological University

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.

dateOct 13, 2014 in Engineering
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Blackout? Robots to the Rescue

(Phys.org) —Big disasters almost always result in big power failures. Not only do they take down the TV and fridge, they also wreak havoc with key infrastructure like cell towers. That can delay search ...

dateSep 25, 2014 in Robotics
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The Rise and Fall of Sugar in Hawai'i

There's one sugar plantation left in Hawai'i, just a few square miles left of an industry that once dominated the island chain. Sugar's profits and high-paying jobs are long gone, as are the native forests ...

dateSep 25, 2014 in Social Sciences
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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. ...

dateMay 30, 2014 in Engineering
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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 ...

dateMay 13, 2014 in Environment
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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 ...

dateMay 07, 2014 in Analytical Chemistry
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