Michigan Technological University

Shining more light on solar panels

Solar panels are the beacon of renewable energy, yet they are not getting as much light as they could be. Joshua Pearce from Michigan Technological University and a team from Queen's University in Canada have found a way ...

dateOct 22, 2015 in Energy & Green Tech
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New catalyst yields more accurate PSA test

Say you've been diagnosed with prostate cancer, the second-leading cause of cancer death in men. You opt for surgery to remove your prostate. Three months later, a prostate surface antigen (PSA) test shows no prostate cells ...

dateSep 16, 2015 in Nanomaterials
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Wasps may be battling ash-killing beetles

Five years ago, a Michigan Technological University entomologist set loose a swarm of tiny wasps in the woods around Calumet, Mich. His aim: to combat the invasion of a shiny, green beetle deadly to America's ash trees. Now ...

dateSep 16, 2015 in Ecology
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Making a difference with open source science equipment

Science can be expensive. But making customized scientific equipment doesn't have to be. Researchers at Michigan Technological University have compiled economic data on the effectiveness of open source hardware in the laboratory—and ...

dateSep 11, 2015 in Engineering
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Preventing floods and erosion

California is on fire—again. About 130,000 acres have been scorched in more than 20 major fires actively burning in the state, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. But the flames are not ...

dateAug 19, 2015 in Environment
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Making a better nitrate test kit

The dull black plastic of the device on Joshua Pearce's desk belies its usefulness. Pearce picks up the box, which has a switch on the side and a small opening on top. A handful of vials sit in a bag nearby, and each would ...

dateAug 06, 2015 in Engineering
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