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The beanbag test

It’s one thing for a robot to sort through a pile of rigid objects like blocks, but what about softer stuff?|Medium Read

Kevlar-based artificial cartilage mimics the magic of the real thing

In spite of being 80 percent water, cartilage is tough stuff. Now, a synthetic material can pack even more H2O without compromising on strength.|Medium Read
Jason Mars

Prof. Jason Mars is bringing smart banking to market

Ann Arbor-based spinout Clinc, which was founded by CSE Profs. Jason Mars and Lingjia Tang, along with their former students Michael Laurenzano and Johann Hauswald, in 2015, is leading the pack of intelligent banking assistant solutions. |Medium Read
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New funding for high-fidelity nerve mapping research

SPARC awarded $1M to a U-M project developing better nerve mapping.|Short Read

U-M, Cavium partner on Big Data research computing platform

The new partnership will provide scalable storage and an analytic software framework available to all U-M researchers. |Medium Read

Fighting cancer with cancer: 3D cultured cells could drive precision therapy

U-M researchers have devised a process that can grow hundreds of cultured cancer cell masses, called spheroids, from just a few tumor cells derived from a patient.|Medium Read

$1.6M toward artificial intelligence for data science

DARPA is trying to build a system that can turn large data sets into models that can make predictions, and U-M is in on the project.|Medium Read
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Rapid research funding experiment triples its money

‘MCubed’ will continue for another three-year cycle.|Medium Read
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Learning from leaves

Heather Mayes is harnessing autumn’s hidden processes to improve renewable energy and even healthcare.|Short Read

3D-printing gets a turbo boost from U-M technology

Algorithm allows 3-D printers to “read ahead” of their programming to boost speeds.|Medium Read

‘Sensors in a Shoebox’ empower citizens to gather data about communities

Civil engineering and education researchers are working together with Detroit teens.|Short Read

Closest look yet at killer T-cell activity could yield new approach to tackling antibiotic resistance

An in-depth look at the work of T-cells, the body's bacteria killers, could provide a roadmap to effective drug treatments.|Medium Read