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.
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 ...
Lessons from the Brain: Toward an Intelligent Molecular Computer
(PhysOrg.com) -- Information processing circuits in digital computers are static. In our brains, information processing circuits—neurons—evolve continuously to solve complex problems. Now, an international research team ...
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.