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October 5, 2015 in Events, Recreation, Sports

Hello Parents! I hope you’re all having a great week! The week here has been busy with Career Fair and exams as we’re coming up on the halfway point of the semester. It’s hard to believe that it’s gone by so fast! We’re getting into the meat of the semester now as deadlines for more [...]

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Professor Emeritus Bill Rose with the 3.5 ton nickel-copper sulfide boulder from the Eagle Mine.

Boulders from Eagle Mine on Display at Michigan Tech

October 5, 2015

A treasure from deep inside the earth has come to Michigan Tech.  Boulders of unique Nickel-copper sulfide rock with platinum and other rare elements—from the Eagle Mine north of Marquette—are now on public display in the lobby of the Dow Environmental Sciences and Engineering Building.

There are three boulders in the exhibit. The largest weighs 3.5 tons.  They were excavated from deep in the Eagle Mine and shared with Michigan Tech by Lundin Mining.

The boulders represent a new kind of ore deposit that is being mined with environmental responsibility, said Professor Emeritus Bill Rose, who led the development of the . . .

Using holography and an airplane laboratory, a team led by Michigan Tech found distinct mixing patterns in cloud droplets. 

Credit: National Center for Atmospheric Research

New HOLODEC Study in Science on Using Holography to Better Understand Clouds

October 1, 2015

Watching the clouds go by, swirls of white puff up and melt away. The changes mirror mixing within the clouds as drier air mingles with water-saturated air. New research led by Michigan Technological University with support from the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Mainz University, analyzes this mixing with holographic imaging and an airborne laboratory.

This new way of seeing clouds—and the unusual mixing behavior observed in them—is the focus of the team’s study, published in Science this week. Sharp boundaries form as dry air completely evaporates some water drops and leaves others unscathed. . . .