Michigan

Powering Up Stretchy Technology

A Michigan State University (MSU) research team has developed a new “4D printing” approach to help power stretchable devices. The researchers led by MSU’s Changyong Cao has created stretchable energy-storage devices using a specialized printing technology, innovative materials. The work is designed to impact applications in wearable technology.

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Plant Chemicals are a Trick or Treat for Insects

Plants contain a mixture of hundreds of unique chemicals that can attract or repel pests like caterpillars.

Specialty Crop Farmers Can Increase Yields Through Improved Pollination

Most of the world’s crops depend on bees and other insects for pollination, so the decline in honey bees and wild bee populations raises concerns about food security. Crop yields for apples, cherries, and blueberries across the United States are being reduced.

Monarch Research Takes Flight in a Social Distancing World

Launching a research project is typically a multi-step, drawn-out creative process.

Supporting Veterans and Responding to Farm Stress

Farmers and ranchers across the country continue to struggle amidst the current farm crisis.