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The crew sits down at the hostel dinner table to eat chicken pita wraps.

The grocers | T-minus 29 days

Hungry for din, and even more for the win |Short Read
Front door to Hangar 107

Hangar 107 | T-minus 31 days

New work space, same work ethic |Short Read
Cassie robot takes her first steps

Latest two-legged walking robot arrives at Michigan

Built to handle falls, and with two extra motors in each leg, the new robot will help U-M roboticists take independent robotic walking to a whole new level.|Medium Read
A jerboa from several angles

From rodent to robot

How a hopping mouse and information theory could inform robotic locomotion|Medium Read
Race crew group photo at the Parafield Airport,

Arrival | T-minus 36 days

Now that we’re here, it’s crunch time | 36 days until the start of the race |Short Read

Kinetic sculpture installed

A new 14,000 pound, 25-foot-tall kinetic sculpture, 3 Cubes in a Seven Axis Relationship, was installed on North Campus in front of the entrance of G. G. Brown Building on Hayward Avenue. |Short Read
Solar car inside shipping container.

Shipping Novum

An all-nighter, the ultimate checklist and a dash to the airport. Shipping a solar car is so much more complicated than you could imagine.|Short Read
Novum is positioned in a cavernous wind tunnel facility.

In the wind tunnel

Novum goes in, valuable strategic data comes out.|Medium Read
Gluing solar cells to the array canopy.

Don’t touch the array

Breaking a six-year stretch of using silicon solar cells, Novum is crowned with the most efficient multijunction gallium arsenide cells in team history. |Medium Read
Janice Lau, Race Operations Engineer works on Novum's carbon fiber body.

Better ingredients. Better performance.

In many ways, Novum is a product of team firsts. On the surface, its caliber of multijunction gallium arsenide solar cells and small array set it apart from anything they’ve ever built. But what’s beneath the surface is equally innovative. |Short Read

Stem cells mimic key parts of human embryonic development

The method advanced by U-M cell biologists and engineers could aid the understanding of infertility and more.|Short Read

Heat-conducting plastic could lead to lighter electronics, cars

Unfurling the long chains of molecules in plastics could help them dissipate heat more easily.|Medium Read