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Bendable concrete, with a design inspired by seashells, can make US infrastructure safer and more durable

Bendable concrete makes infrastructure safer, extends its service life and reduces maintenance costs and resource use.|Short Read

U-M becomes first test bed for on-demand transportation system

Hail, hail a free ride on North Campus|Medium 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
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2017 Van Vlack Lecture featuring Cal University Professor Ramamoorthy Ramesh

In the 2017 Van Vlack Lecture, Ramamoorthy Ramesh will use Energy as a “Clear and Present” example of where we, as scientists, engineers, young and not-so-young, need to rise up and meet the challenges that we are faced with.|Short Read

Hurricane Irma: Engineering researchers involved in forecasts and more

Michigan Engineering professors offer insights into the storm and discuss the ways in which they’re tracking it.|Medium Read

‘Missing lead’ in Flint water pipes confirms cause of crisis

The findings show how important uninterrupted corrosion control is in the aging water systems that serve millions of Americans.|Medium Read

Google-funded Flint water app helps residents find lead risk, resources

Mywater-Flint is an app built to help with the Flint water crises funded by Google and developed by Michigan Engineers.|Medium Read
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$2.5M to launch a new era in ‘natural hazards engineering’

A $2.5 million project funded by the NSF will create a computational framework to define a set of standards for disaster researchers.|Medium Read

Universities collaborate to examine Flint water filters

Researchers from the University of Michigan, Wayne State University and Michigan State University are conducting studies that are expected to provide additional guidance about the use of filters in Flint.|Medium Read
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Large seawalls are effective at cutting tsunami deaths

Seawalls higher than approximately 16 feet can effectively reduce tsunami-related damage and death, according to a new study that applies big-data analytics to more than 200 years of tsunami records from the Pacific coast of Japan’s Tohoku region. |Medium Read
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Drones and natural disasters

Michigan engineers believe they have a method to measure disasters by utilizing drone technology.|Short Read

Flint water crisis: Michigan Engineers offer insights

Water quality researchers at Michigan Engineering are concerned about several long-term aspects of the Flint drinking water crisis and they're keeping close tabs on the unfolding situation.|Medium Read