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.
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. ...
Chemical fingerprinting tracks the travels of little brown bats
They're tiny creatures with glossy, chocolate-brown hair, out-sized ears and wings. They gobble mosquitoes and other insect pests during the summer and hibernate in caves and mines when the weather turns cold. They are little ...
Geoscientists Without Borders helping Guatemalans monitor Pacaya volcano
Guatemala's Pacaya volcano needs monitoring to prevent death and destruction from eruptions and landslides, and Michigan Technological University researchers are helping local residents and government agencies do just that.
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 University, and ...
Wolves, moose and biodiversity: An unexpected connection
Moose eat plants; wolves kill moose. What difference does this classic predator-prey interaction make to biodiversity?
Researchers help develop sustainable bioenergy across the Americas
Michigan Technological University's Sustainable Futures Institute (SFI) and a broad range of Pan American partners see biofuel as a good answer to society's growing need for alternative energy. But they want to make sure ...
What are the Chances? Probability Solves an Evolutionary Puzzle
The origin of species may be almost as random as a throw of the dice. Iosif Pinelis, a professor of mathematical sciences at Michigan Technological University, has worked out a mathematical solution to a biological puzzle: ...