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Holography and LIDAR on the cheap with nanoparticle gel

Magnetic nanoparticles coated in amino acids can modulate light inexpensively at room temperature, and the findings have applications in autonomous vehicles. |Medium Read
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Semiconductor breakthrough may be game-changer for organic solar cells

Buildings, clothing could generate power.|Medium Read

Outlaw alloys

Metals that court chaos could be the future of computing.|Short Read
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ECE Bicentennial + Beyond lecture

This series of talks features world-renowned faculty with a long history at Michigan.|Short Read
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Roads and bridges would last longer, save money with new concrete formula

U-M researchers to offer non-proprietary concrete formula free of charge.|Medium Read

Artificial cartilage made from Kevlar 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
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Turning waste heat into emissions-free electricity

Energy-intensive industries have been waiting for a low-cost, low-toxicity thermoelectric generation material. It’s here.|Medium Read

Materials at Michigan Symposium

Materials at Michigan is a special bicentennial year symposium to celebrate the impact of advanced materials research on society.|Short Read
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Advanced manufacturing lab opens in Detroit

Center to drive lightweight manufacturing technology|Medium Read
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New class of antibiotics: nanobiotics

U-M researchers Nicholas Kotov and J. Scott VanEpps are collaborating to create a new class of antibiotics known as nanobiotics.|Short Read

Heat-conducting plastic could lead to lighter electronics, cars

Unfurling the long chains of molecules in plastics could help them dissipate heat more easily.|Medium Read

Harnessing light to drive chemical reactions

The mechanism transferring light energy from capturer to catalyst is explained, paving the way to design better reactions that use less energy and produce less waste.|Medium Read