Michigan Technological University

Sex: it's a good thing, evolutionarily speaking

(Phys.org) -- Sure, sex may be fun, but it’s a lot of work, and the payoff is by no means certain. Scientists have speculated for a long time on why all living things don’t simply make like amoebas ...

dateMay 30, 2012 in Evolution
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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 ...

dateMay 25, 2012 in Energy & Green Tech
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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 ...

dateMay 16, 2012 in Biochemistry
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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 ...

dateMay 01, 2012 in Environment
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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 ...

dateMar 26, 2012 in Environment
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