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.
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 and sustainable ...
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.
Researcher digs deep into St. Thomas's past
(Phys.org) —He's digging up the past—somewhere between 200 BC and 400 AD—in an unexpected archaeological excavation in downtown Charlotte Amalie on the Caribbean island of St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands
Under-ice observatory collects Great Lakes data
Guy Meadows loves winter. It gives the director of Michigan Technological University's Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC) in the cold, snowy Upper Peninsula a chance to do something few others can: study the Great Lakes ...
Do it yourself and save: Open-source revolution is driving down the cost of doing science
The DIY movement has vaulted from the home to the research lab, and it's driven by the same motives: saving tons of money and getting precisely what you want. It's spawning a revolution, says Joshua Pearce.
Spacetime: A smoother brew than we knew
(Phys.org)—Spacetime may be less like beer and more like sipping whisky.
One-celled plants key to understanding changes in the great lakes
Colleen Mouw calls herself an oceanographer "with one foot in the ocean and the other in the Great Lakes." An assistant professor in Michigan Technological University's Department of Geological and Mining Engineering and ...
Now You See It, Now You Don't -- an Invisibility Cloak Made of Glass
(PhysOrg.com) -- From Tolkien's ring of power in The Lord of the Rings to Star Trek's Romulans, who could make their warships disappear from view, from Harry Potter's magical cloak to the garment that makes players vanish ...
Michigan Tech researches feasibility of drone use in transportation
(Phys.org) —Everyone knows what drones are, right? They have gained visibility for use in military and monitoring applications, but have a wide variety of more 'friendly', useful applications here at home, such as helping ...
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 they equal the ...