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Undocumented phone security

Undocumented immigrants’ privacy at risk online, on phones

When it comes to their smartphones, immigrants struggle to apply instinctive caution, according to a study by a team of University of Michigan researchers.|Short Read
Magnified nanoparticles

How to color-code nearly invisible nanoparticles

With a bit of metal, nanoparticles shine in colors based on size.|Medium Read
Michael Cafarella

Cafarella Receives VLDB Test of Time Award for Structured Web Data Search

This award is given to the VLDB paper published ten years earlier that has had the most influence since its publication. |Short Read
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
Large-scale data center

Designing a flexible future for massive data centers

A new approach recreates the power of a large server by linking up and pooling the resources of smaller computers with fast networking technology.|Medium Read
Training computer vision systems

Paper award for training computer vision systems more accurately

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Bolder ideas are the heart of new high-impact research funding programs

The novel approach enables aggressive research exploration|Short Read
two driverless shuttles parked on the road

Mcity Driverless Shuttle launches on U-M’s North Campus

U-M’s North Campus is now home to the first driverless shuttle project in the U.S. focusing on user behavior research.|Medium Read
A solar array on U-M’s North Campus

The material that could power tomorrow’s solar cells

‘We estimate that a finished solar cell could be about ten times cheaper than an equivalent gallium arsenide cell.’ |Medium Read
woman using smart phone in autonomous car.

What are these ‘levels’ of autonomous vehicles?

What can this car do on its own, and what does it still need human help with? |Medium Read
A car drives through potholes in the road

Bendable concrete, with a design inspired by seashells, can make US infrastructure safer and more durable

Bendable concrete makes infrastructure safer, extends its service life and reduces maintenance costs and resource use.|Short Read