An artistic rendering of a hexagonal atomic lattice structure with a spiral pulse of light coming from the top left and hitting the center of the lattice.

Light could make semiconductor computers a million times faster or even go quantum

Electron states in a semiconductor, set and changed with pulses of light, could be the 0 and 1 of future “lightwave” electronics or room-temperature quantum computers.|Medium Read
A microscopic image of a human tumor xenograft that glows red and blue from fluorescent dyes.

Findings in mice show pill for breast cancer diagnosis may outperform mammograms

A new kind of imaging could distinguish aggressive tumors from benign, preventing unnecessary breast cancer treatments.|Medium Read
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Origami sonic barrier could reduce traffic noise

The ancient paper folding art was combined with wave propagation physics to create a new traffic noise barrier.|Medium Read
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‘The most interesting tech IPO of the year’ was founded by alums

A Q&A with the Michigan Engineering alumni who founded Twilio, a "unicorn" in the tech industry.|Medium Read
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A giving family

Carlos Quintanilla and his family empower students to give back to their communities.|Medium Read
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Toyota Research Institute partners with U-M to accelerate artificial intelligence research

$22 million investment to begin research collaborations focused on autonomous vehicles and advanced robotics projects.|Medium Read
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Large seawalls are effective at cutting tsunami deaths

Seawalls higher than approximately 16 feet can effectively reduce tsunami-related damage and death, according to a new study that applies big-data analytics to more than 200 years of tsunami records from the Pacific coast of Japan’s Tohoku region. |Medium Read
Members of the Michigan Solar Car team run across a finish line alongside their car, Aurum, in the rain.

Michigan Solar Car defends national title in sweeping victory

The University of Michigan Solar Car team has successfully defended their championship – winning the 2016 American Solar Challenge for the sixth consecutive time. |Medium Read
A manufactured image of Michigan alumnus Kelly Johnson superimposed over a historical image of a Lockheed P-80 fighter jet.

America’s first fighter jet

It's 1943 -- in the thick of World War II -- and a new German jet fighter is menacing the skies over Europe. Can Clarence "Kelly" Johnson help thwart the Nazi threat?|Short Read
Xingye "Dennis" Da, a doctoral student in mechanical engineering, inspects the ankle of MARLO, a bipedal robot.

First success on the Wave Field

A walking robot's "sober" attempt at crossing the earthen moguls outside FXB.|Medium Read
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Solar power plant: $1.4M grant aims to cut costs

Nanotechnology could reduce the cost of the most expensive part of a solar thermal power plant by 75 percent.|Medium Read