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.
Nanotech filter separates oil and water
(PhysOrg.com) -- Water and oil may not mix, but, like two boxers nearing the end of the final round, they can get awfully tangled up.
Researcher slashes optics laboratory costs using customizable 3-D printable designs
(Phys.org) —Just as the power of the open-source design has driven down the cost of software to the point that it is accessible to most people, open-source hardware makes it possible to drive down the cost of doing experimental ...
On the horizon: Implants with built-in sensors that can shake off infection?
(Phys.org) —Keat Ghee Ong envisions a new generation of implantable biosensors. Not only could they signal if all is well (or not) after surgery, they would do it with no batteries and no computer chips. Plus, they could ...
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 ...