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COVID-19 vaccine research

Karisa Steffans, Tech Editor

March 19, 2020

With campus shut down and news all over reporting so much on what is happening with the spread of Coronavirus, most people are already aware of the illness and its symptoms. Schools have been shutting down, restaurants are closing, ...

Metal casting: improving aluminum

Karisa Steffans, Tech Editor

March 17, 2020

Aluminum is a common material used in the creation of many products. It is a metal, often used to make things such as kitchen utensils, cans, and even parts for aeroplanes. This material already has properties that allow it to...

Replacing animal testing with synthetic cell scaffolds

Kelley Christensen, Michigan Tech News

February 25, 2020

In the field of cancer research, the idea that scientists can disrupt cancer growth by changing the environment in which cancerous cells divide is growing in popularity. The primary way researchers have tested this theory is to ...

Graduate research colloquium

Ranit Karmaker, Lode Writer

February 25, 2020

To achieve perfection, we not only need a great deal of hard work towards a particular deed but along with that would need adequate practice to obtain success in it. We need to spend a large amount of time and effort to bring pe...

MTRI takes robots underground

Allison Mills, Unscripted Research Blog

February 25, 2020

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is holding a Subterranean Challenge. Three competition environments — mine tunnels, urban underground and natural cave systems — in two tracks — virtual simulations and sy...

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