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Artistic rendition of CYGNSS in orbit.

A passenger airplane will advance a U-Michigan-led satellite mission to understand climate

New Zealand plane fitted with receivers will validate CYGNSS data and improve interpretation.|Medium Read
A blue gloved hand deposits liquid into tubes

‘Aged’ urine won’t transfer antibiotic resistance when converted to fertilizer

Findings raise prospects for recycled urine as a more environmentally-friendly fertilizer.|Short Read
connected cars navigating the roads

How self-driving car subsidies could carry us through the ‘dark age’ of deployment

A game-theory approach identifies which policy could support autonomous vehicles' market penetration—and environmental benefits.|Medium Read
An electron microscope image shows the semiconductor nanowires. These deliver electrons to metal nanoparticles, which turn carbon dioxide and water into methane. Credit: Baowen Zhou, Mi Group, University of Michigan.

‘Green methane’ from artificial photosynthesis could recycle CO2

A catalyst on a solar panel can make methane, the main component of natural gas, with carbon dioxide, water and sunlight.|Medium Read
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Three faculty earn MIDAS grants to broaden the frontiers of data science

This round of funding strongly encourages pioneering work with the potential for major expansion.|Short Read
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Researchers share innovative ideas in concrete for a more sustainable future

Speakers at the symposium “From Lab to Site: Innovation in Concrete” discussed climate change, 3D printing, “smart” buildings, research potential and collaboration.|Medium Read
PhD student Rachel Schwind works in the lab

How everyday products are supercharging methane, and what that means.

“Siloxanes” could be key to deriving bolstered energy production from biogas.|Medium Read
The experimental chamber in which the uranium samples were struck with laser light

Using lasers to measure uranium enrichment

Nuclear energy and nuclear nonproliferation would both benefit from a faster, easier way to measure what proportion of uranium atoms can split.|Medium Read
Elaheh Ahmadi

Prof. Elaheh Ahmadi receives AFOSR Young Investigator Program award

Prof. Ahmadi will investigate promising new materials needed for an increasingly electrified world.|Short Read
Tsinghua agreement

New partnership provides accelerated master’s degree option

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at U-M and the School of Environment at Tsinghua University have been approved for a partnership to establish an Accelerated Master’s Degree Program in Environmental Engineering for students from the School of Environment at Tsinghua. |Short Read
Stephen Forrest at town hall

Commission on Carbon Neutrality talks progress, environmental justice at town hall

Prof. Stephen Forrest, who serves as co-chair of the commission, attended the forum to address concerns and give updates on the plan of action. |Medium Read
A crack in the Amery Ice Shelf in Antarctica, taken by helicopter. Ice shelves near both of the planet's poles are disintegrating at unexpectedly rapid rates. Photo by Jim Behrens. ​

Why sea level rise models have been wrong

A Q&A with Jeremy Bassis, an expert on ice dynamics and contributing author of the IPCC's latest report.|Short Read