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Mitigating uncertainties in remote computer numerical control using data-driven transfer learning

U-M IOE’s Raed Al Kontar receives research funding from Cyber-physical Systems, a National Science Foundation program, for a project centered on the refinement of computer numerical control as a cloud service.|Short Read
Scientists in a lab

U-M team to build synthetic neurons – first challenge in making synthetic cells

Seven U.S. research institutions look to build synthetic cells|Medium Read
Three athletes on the soccer field battle for control of the ball

Overuse, or one bad move? New view on ACL tears prompt questions on how athletes train

New research suggests a reevaluation of the way athletes train and prepare for competition.|Medium Read
Smoke rises into the air from a power plant

Climate change: Why removing CO2 from the air isn’t enough

Switching to large scale renewable resources is the only way to curb extreme carbon capture costs.|Medium Read
Linxiao Zhu, ME Research Fellow, unveils a device that enables cooling via heat transfer. Photo: Joseph Xu

Toward molecular computers: First measurement of single-molecule heat transfer

If Moore's law's endgame is really computer components made from single molecules, we're going to need to know how to cool them.|Medium Read
A diagram of cochlea

Cracking the cochlea: U-M team creates mathematical model of ear’s speech center

New research paves the way for modeling the transduction of speech and music at the cochlear level.|Medium Read
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MRacing Wins 4th Place Overall at Formula SAE Michigan

The University of Michigan’s Formula SAE team takes home 4th overall at Michigan International Speedway|Short Read

New DOE project aims to convert a traditional engine into a hybrid OP engine with the help of control algorithms

A new project funded by ARPA-E partners Achates Power and the University of Michigan in the development of a novel hybrid electric engine.|Medium Read
A robot leg practices walking on a treadmill

Open-source bionic leg: First-of-its-kind platform aims to rapidly advance prosthetics

'This represents the future of research—rapid prototyping of open source robotic hardware and embedded systems with shared code.'|Medium Read
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U-M receives $6.25M to study heat-to-electricity conversion and cooling with LEDs

Michigan Engineering is leading four other universities in Department of Defense-funded research.|Medium Read
Abhishek Dhyani works in the lab

Ice-proofing big structures with a “beautiful demonstration of mechanics”

'You're missing a trick,' mechanical engineer tells materials scientist.|Medium Read
Volker Sick, director of the Global CO2 Initiative, speaks during a workshop on the Techno-Economic and Life Cycle Assessment (TEA/LCA) Guidelines for CO2 utilization technologies, a tool to evaluate various approaches to this strategy to mitigate climate change. Joseph Xu

An international effort launches to determine best CO2 utilization technologies

Economic and environmental guidelines will support new industries and climate solutions.|Medium Read