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.
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.
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 and U.S. Geological ...
A breakthrough in superlens development: Cheap, simple lens to let us see a single virus
A superlens would let you see a virus in a drop of blood and open the door to better and cheaper electronics. It might, says Durdu Guney, make ultra-high-resolution microscopes as commonplace as cameras in our cell phones.
Migration patterns reveal much about US population, research finds
(Phys.org) —The drop of Detroit's population is well documented, but a Michigan Technological University researcher says there is a surprising kernel of information in the decline.
Carbon foam: The key ingredient of a better battery?
(PhysOrg.com) -- A lighter, greener, cheaper, longer-lasting battery. Who wouldnt want that?
From lemons to lemonade: Reaction uses carbon dioxide to make carbon-based semiconductor
(Phys.org) -- A materials scientist at Michigan Technological University has discovered a chemical reaction that not only eats up the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide, it also creates something useful. And, by the way, it releases ...
Zinc: The perfect material for bioabsorbable stents?
(Phys.org) —In 2012, more than 3 million people had stents inserted in their coronary arteries. These tiny mesh tubes prop open blood vessels healing from procedures like a balloon angioplasty, which widens arteries blocked ...
New process transforms old milk jugs into everything from lab equipment to cell phone cases
Suppose you could replace "Made in China" with "Made in my garage." Suppose also that every time you polished off a jug of two percent, you would be stocking up on raw material to make anything from a cell phone case and ...
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 of plastic about ...
Invisibility cloak research moves forward at MTU
(Phys.org) —Michigan Technological University's invisibility cloak researchers have done it again. They've moved the bar on one of the holy grails of physics: making objects invisible. Just last month, Elena Semouchkina, ...