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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

New rules for quasicrystals discovered

This achievement will allow for a better understanding of the rules that govern the formation of quasicrystals and provide a toolset for researchers seeking new ones with different components and rotational symmetries.|Medium Read
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Carbon-neutral process turns rice waste into silica compounds

Two U-M researchers turn useless waste from rice processing into the high-purity silica compounds that are used in everything from toothpaste to tires.|Medium Read
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Star Wars tech: How far are we? Chewie gets answers

Chewie talks to experts about spacecraft thrusters, light sabers, droids, carbonite and holograms. |Medium Read
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Michigan engineer to lead national manufacturing ‘think-and-do’ tank

Sridhar Kota will lead a national consortium to identify emerging advanced manufacturing technologies to enhance the country's innovation ecosystem, manufacturing competitiveness and national security, the White House announced today.|Medium Read
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Gurkan Gok receives Paper Award for making better antenna beams

Gok's developed antenna system promises a large bandwidth of operation and a wide angle of coverage.|Short Read
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New tech could lead to night vision contact lenses

The detector developed by University of Michigan engineering researchers doesn't need bulky cooling equipment to work.|Medium Read
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Transparent color solar cells fuse energy, beauty

The cells, believed to be the first semi-transparent, colored photovoltaics, have the potential to vastly broaden the use of the energy source.|Medium Read
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Workshop to chart the future of nano and micro manufacturing

“This workshop is a first step toward developing a roadmap for practical innovations in nano/micro-manufacturing."|Medium Read
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Advancing secure communications: A better single-photon emitter for quantum cryptography

The new device improves upon the current technology and is much easier to make.|Medium Read
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Scientific Milestone: A room temperature Bose-Einstein condensate

A BEC is an unusual state of matter in which a group of boson particles can exist in a single quantum state, allowing scientists to observe novel quantum phenomena.|Short Read
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Using imprint processing to mass-produce tiny antennas could improve wireless electronics

The antenna is typically the largest wireless component in mobile devices, and shrinking it could leave more room for other gadgets and features.|Medium Read