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Students take a field trip to a wind farm

“The trip made me more aware of some of the practical things ... like the sound of the turbines, and how they alter the look of the land."|Short Read
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New lab brings the latest in thermal hydraulics research to U-M

Associate Professor Annalisa Manera was able to take her background in both experiential and computational research to develop a lab that will investigate the phenomenon of operations and safety in reactors.|Short Read
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David Chen awarded NASA Fellowship to improve extreme weather prediction

The goal of the study seeks to enhance the accuracy of determining ocean surface windspeed.|Short Read
Nuclear Engineering & Radiological Sciences

Radiation camera could transform nuclear safety

A radiation camera developed at U-M may be poised to sweep the field of radiation protection, and its inventor believes it could help to make the areas around Fukushima Daiichi safe once more.|Medium Read
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How wildfires affect climate

Mark Flanner, assistant professor of atmospheric science, says that whether the ultimate effect is warming or cooling varies, as does how long these impacts last. |Short Read
Electrical and Computer Engineering

Daniel Molzhan will address sustainability challenges as a Dow Fellow

Molzhan's primary concern is responding to society's need for constant and reliable electrical energy.|Short Read
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What impact does your lawn have on our Earth?

Engineering Professor Steven Skerlos analyzes elements of lawn care, and explains the impact they have on the environment.|Short Read
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Closing the circle on algae biofuel

Turning algae into a biofuel that can readily replace petroleum looks promising, but one of the big roadblocks to mass-producing the algae is the need for fertilizer.|Medium Read
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Impact of engineers on society: Differentiating practical from merely possible

William Banholzer discusses new technological discoveries and argues that engineers must better explain and differentiate between what is possible and what is practical.|Short Read
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Mark Kushner appointed to advisory board for DoE National Lab

PPPL is a U.S. Department of Energy funded research center established for collaborative work in fusion energy research. |Short Read

ECE faculty are MCubing to find answers – fast

The goal of MCubed is to jumpstart novel, high-risk and transformative research projects.|Medium Read
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David Hiskens awarded two energy scholarships

David is interested in controlling the energy that flows through the nation's grid system, particularly in optimizing the flow by minimizing distance and costs.|Short Read