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Range-doubling lithium metal batteries ‘build themselves’ in lithium ion manufacturing machinery

Lithium metal solid-state batteries can provide a safer, more powerful alternative to the current standard.|Medium Read

Dr. Venkat Raman on the Rotating Detonation Engine, the frightening-sounding technology of tomorrow

Dr. Venkat Raman, Aerospace Engineering Professor at the University of Michigan Department of Aerospace Engineering, discusses Rotating Detonation engines and the part that U-M is playing in making them a practical reality.|Medium Read

Aerospace Alumna Sara Spangelo announces a milestone for new global communications network company, Swarm.

U-M Aerospace Engineering congratulates alumna Sara Spangelo (PhD ‘13), co-founder and CEO of Swarm, a company that is developing the world's lowest-cost satellite communications network. |Short Read
The 3D printed block M model made by Scott and Burns team. Photo: Evan Dougherty

3D printing 100 times faster with light

The new method also results in a stronger print than typical layered models. |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
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America is outsourcing innovation, and we need to bring it back

This relatively small investment could radically boost our return-on-investment on tax-payer funded research.|Medium 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
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Advanced manufacturing lab opens in Detroit

Center to drive lightweight manufacturing technology|Medium Read
Giant Rubiks Cube is unveiled

Engineering a massive Rubik’s Cube

See what it takes to scale a four by four foot, 1500 pound beloved puzzle.|Short Read
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New chemical manufacturing institute to streamline production

U-M to play a major role in $140M institute headed by the American Institute of Chemical Engineering.|Medium Read
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Ushering in the next generation of flat-panel displays and medical imagers

Prof. Kanicki expects breakthroughs in both the flat-panel display and imager industries using his-ITZO TFT technology in the near future.|Short Read
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Lithium ion batteries: Why they explode

When we hear of a cell phone, laptop, or car battery exploding, that can rightfully be a cause for concern.|Short Read