Michigan Technological University

Everyone knows it's windy . . .

... And now they have the data to prove it.  The middle of Lake Michigan is a vast, untapped reservoir of wind energy. The next step will be to find out if it can be harvested economically without harming ...

May 25, 2012
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Shining light on cells' inner workings

(Phys.org) -- Lanrong Bi and Nazmiye Yapici are shining new light on the hidden processes within cells. For their groundbreaking research, Bi, an assistant professor of chemistry at Michigan Technological ...

May 16, 2012
5 / 5 (1) 0 | with audio podcast

Clean drinking water for everyone

Nearly 80 percent of disease in developing countries is linked to bad water and sanitation. Now a scientist at Michigan Technological University has developed a simple, cheap way to make water safe to drink, even if it’s ...

May 01, 2012
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Getting the lead out

About 250,000 children in the United States have high levels of lead in their systems, say the Centers for Disease Control. Children under the age of 6 are especially vulnerable to lead poisoning, which can ...

Mar 26, 2012
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New tool for breaking the epigenetic code

(PhysOrg.com) -- For the last dozen years, scientists have known that minuscule strings of genetic material called small RNA are critically important to our genetic makeup. But finding out what they do hasn’t ...

Feb 29, 2012
4.2 / 5 (6) 2 | with audio podcast

What the mining debate is missing

As mining is resurging in North America, debates across the continent over mines are simplified: “Do we prioritize jobs or the environment?  Companies or communities?”  These are worthy ...

Jan 05, 2012
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