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Tracking ocean microplastics from space

Satellites give new insights on the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, plus sources and flows of ocean microplastic.|Medium Read
Michael Wang, materials science and engineering Ph.D. candidate, uses a glove box to inspect a lithium metal battery cell in a lab at the University of Michigan in 2020.

Next-gen electric vehicle batteries: These are the questions we still need to answer

University of Michigan researchers lay out hurdles for tech that could double EV range.|Medium Read
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The future of Line 5: Engineering under Lake Michigan

How would Enbridge shut down the controversial pipeline and construct a replacement tunnel?|Long Read
Guosong Zeng, a postdoctoral scholar at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, at work testing the artificial photosynthesis device developed by Zetian Mi, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Michigan.

Artificial photosynthesis devices that improve themselves with use

'Our discovery is a real game-changer. I’ve never seen such stability.'|Medium Read
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$6.25 million to develop new semiconductors for artificial photosynthesis

An interdisciplinary team from four universities are developing a new class of semiconductors for novel artificial photosynthesis and the production of clean chemicals and fuels using sunlight, as part of a DoD MURI|Medium Read
Simulation of a model scramjet operating at supersonic flight conditions, showing different physical processes within the engine.

$12.75M for reliable hypersonic engines and artificial photosynthesis

Two U-M led projects are funded by the Department of Defense.|Medium Read
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U-M Battery Lab to join Michigan Materials Research Institute

The move will help drive production-level research into next-gen solid-state battery technologies.|Medium Read
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Wastewater treatment at one-third the size and cost

Systems featuring a 'membrane-aerated biofilm reactor' can also remove more nitrogen from treatment plant discharges.|Medium Read
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Bendable concrete and other CO2-infused cement mixes could dramatically cut global emissions

In The Conversation, experts break down what's needed to make CO2 in concrete work on a wide scale to curb global emissions.|Short Read
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Video conference CO2 emissions quantified in new study

Reducing virtual conferencing’s environmental impact can be achieved with steps both big and small.|Medium Read
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Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Professor Collette responds to Biden administration support of the Jones Act

The American maritime industry has been quick to applaud President Biden's recent reaffirmation of support for the Jones Act. Associate Professor Matthew Collette of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering discusses the ramifications of the new administration's support. |Short Read
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Glen Daigger and Nancy Love receive Wesley W. Horner Award from ASCE

Their winning paper explores integrated urban water management systems. |Short Read