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Nano-origami project combines art and engineering to further technology

With an origami-like approach, manufacturers could use existing machinery to make high-tech "paper" that can be folded into the desired device.|Short Read
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Nano-origami project uses art to advance engineering

With an origami-like approach, manufacturers could potentially use existing machinery to make high-tech paper that can then be folded into the desired device.|Medium Read
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Could flowing liquid batteries be key to a renewable grid?

So-called flow batteries could be the answer to storing solar, wind, and other renewable energy on the scale that power companies need, but it will take engineers and scientists to get them to that level. |Short Read
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Bendable concrete

Concrete is utilized for its moldability and low cost but its brittleness causes it to break and shatter easily. U-M researchers have developed a bendable concrete to combat that problem.|Short Read
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‘Perfect black’ coating can render a 3D object flat, raises intriguing dark veil possibility in astronomy

The carbon nanotube carpet is about half the thickness of a sheet of paper and absorbs 99.9 percent of the light that hits it.|Medium Read
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ePack, Inc. wins Masco Next Gen Manufacturing Award at Innovation Competition

"ePack utilizes state of the art micromachining technology to provide a cost effective and high performance packaging service for micro- and milli-scale devices."|Medium Read
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Anne Itsuno receives William E. Spicer – Thomas N. Casselman Award

Itsuno has already pursued an in-depth theoretical and experimental investigation on the unipolar HgCdTe nBn detector, which has the potential to replace or supplement the current technology.|Short Read
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New NSF Center for Photonic and Multiscale Nanomaterials

“Advances in photonics depend critically on new materials, and this new center brings together top minds to focus on two of the most exciting new directions in materials for nanophotonics."|Medium Read
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Tony Grbic awarded Presidential Early Career Award

The PECASE is the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on outstanding scientists and engineers beginning their independent careers. |Short Read
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Scott Rudolph awarded prestigious IEEE MTT-S Graduate Fellowship

The program recognizes graduate students who show promise in pursuing a degree in microwave engineering — only six fellowships are awarded worldwide.|Short Read
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New plastic is strong as steel; transparent, light

By mimicking a brick-and-mortar molecular structure found in seashells, University researchers created a composite plastic that's as strong as steel but lighter and transparent.|Short Read
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Pallab Bhattacharya: The race is on

His work involves the conception and realization of synthetically modulated semiconductor structures and nanophotonic devices. |Medium Read