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An X-51A Waverider plane

Commercial supersonic aircraft could return to the skies

Don’t call it a comeback.|Short Read
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Water stays in the pipes longer in shrinking cities – a challenge for public health

The geographic locations where Americans live are shifting in ways that can negatively affect the quality of their drinking water.|Short Read
Aerospace Engineering Professor Iain Boyd

Why is the Pentagon interested in UFOs?

During a military mission, whether in peace or in war, the inability to identify an object within an area of operation represents a significant problem.|Short Read
The summer sun rises on North Campus

Op-ed: How Michigan Engineering increased the number of women in college leadership

In The Chronicle of Higher Education, Alec Gallimore outlines the long–and short–term strategies.|Medium Read

Election security: Halderman recommends actions to ensure integrity of US systems

In congressional testimony, professor urges $370M in federal funding to replace outdated machines.|Short Read
Weather moving across the United States on January 29, 2019. Photo: Nasa

Polar vortex: U-M researchers explain impacts

Electric vehicles will have reduced range, and batteries won't charge as readily. But beyond the cold Midwest, more of the globe is experiencing record highs.|Medium Read
When a website blocks access, it sometimes delivers a notice saying so. Screenshot from airbnb.com, CC BY-ND

The web really isn’t worldwide – every country has different access

Users from certain countries can’t visit certain websites because a corporation halfway around the world has made a decision to deny them access.|Medium Read
Hurricane Florence approaching the east coast. Photo courtesy of the NOAA

Hurricane Florence: U-M researchers forecast impacts

More than 2 million people could lose power, and flooding is the major concern for several reasons.|Medium Read
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Prof. Jason Corso on artificial intelligence

The most exciting use of AI for me focuses around a better collective use of our available resources, says Corso.|Medium Read
Shelf with steel rods

How recycling more steel and aluminum could slash imports without a trade war

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Artistic rendition of CYGNSS in orbit.

CYGNSS’ ocean achievements pave way for land applications

18 months after the satellites launched, researchers are still discovering new study opportunities.|Medium Read
Close up of a traffic light

Connected cars can lie, posing a new threat to smart cities

The day when cars can talk to each other – and to traffic lights, stop signs, guardrails and even pavement markings – is rapidly approaching. |Medium Read