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 science behind northern lights
(Phys.org)—Northern night skies have recently been alive with light. Those shimmering curtains get their start about 93 million miles away, on the sun.
More heat, more light: A step toward better solar energy systems
(Phys.org) -- A Michigan Technological University researcher has made a solar cell that brings more to the rooftop: its good at making electricity, and its great at capturing heat to warm your home and your ...
Amping up solar in the snowy north
Solar farms are a no-brainer in warm and sunny places, but what about in northern climes where snow can cover and even shut down the panels?
Sex: it's a good thing, evolutionarily speaking
(Phys.org) -- Sure, sex may be fun, but its a lot of work, and the payoff is by no means certain. Scientists have speculated for a long time on why all living things dont simply make like amoebas and split.
Breakthrough could slash R&D time for next generation of hydrogen fuel cells
(PhysOrg.com) -- It took Thomas Edison two years and over 3,000 experiments to develop a marketable light bulb. It has taken 10 times that long and who-knows-how-many experiments to develop a system that is far more complicated: ...
How old is the Earth's core? Maybe older than you thought
(PhysOrg.com) -- Another discovery by a Michigan Technological University researcher could send shockwaves across the world of earth science.
Affordable solar: It's closer than you think
It's time to stop thinking of solar energy as a boutique source of power, says Joshua Pearce.
Graphene boosts efficiency of next-gen solar cells
(Phys.org) -- The coolest new nanomaterial of the 21st century could boost the efficiency of the next generation of solar panels, a team of Michigan Technological University materials scientists has discovered.
New remote-sensing development could aid disaster relief
When earthquakes hit, emergency responders need to know quickly where to send their resources. A Michigan Technological University researcher and his graduate students believe they can help.
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 hasnt been easy. ...