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Physical Keyboards Make Virtual Reality Typing Easier


What's better than a holographic keyboard? A real one, apparently. New research from computer scientists at Michigan Technological University delves into the different ways to type in a virtual reality (VR) space. They're presenting their work at...
8-May-2017 12:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Installing Solar to Combat National Security Risks in the Power Grid


Power grid vulnerabilities are one of the most prevalent national security threats. The technical community calls for building up grid resiliency using distributed energy and microgrids for stabilization as multiple sources increases the difficulty...
8-May-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Climate Change Basics for Busy People


Interactive modules developed at Michigan Tech help federal employees understand the science climate change and how to incorporate that knowledge in land management planning.
4-May-2017 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Fantastic Fruit Flies and Where to Find Them


There's more to fruit flies than Drosophila melanogaster. There's enough variation and ecological niches to warrant a whole field guide, the "Drosophilids of the Midwest and Northeast" is the first regional guide published in 96 years.
2-May-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Weight Expectations: Context and Distraction Skew What We Predict and Remember


Context can alter something as basic as our ability to estimate the weights of simple objects. As we learn to manipulate those objects, context can even tease out the interplay of two memory systems and shows how distraction can affect multitasking....
21-Apr-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Two in the Pack: No Changes for Isle Royale Wolves


Researchers from Michigan Technological University have released the annual Winter Study detailing updates on the ecology of Isle Royale National Park.
17-Apr-2017 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Fluorescent Probe Could Light Up Cancer


A fluorescent probe developed by Michigan Tech chemist Haiying Liu lights up the enzyme beta-galactosidase in a cell culture. The glowing probe-enzyme combination could make tumors fluoresce, allowing surgeons to cut away cancer while leaving...
28-Mar-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Hydrophobic Proteins on Virus Surfaces Can Help Purify Vaccines

Through experimental and computational tests, new research expands on the theory of virus surface hydrophobicity. By being slightly water-repellant, the outer layers of proteins in virus capsids affect how it interacts with cells and the...
24-Mar-2017 9:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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