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Dr. Bouman shows the first ever image of a black hole - a red/orange ring that's brighter on the bottom than the top

Katie Bouman wows U-M community with insiders look at the black hole imaging project

Speaking to a full house in Rackham, Dr. Katie Bouman - Michigan ECE alum - explained the history and science of the project that gave us the first ever photo of a black hole. |Medium Read
A screenshot of the VR research environment.

How can pedestrians trust autonomous vehicles

Utilizing a unique VR set-up, researchers uncover a certain amount of trust to encourage, but not harm, pedestrians. |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
Tejas Navaratna in the lab

Cancer: Faster screening to hit “undruggable” targets

Coiled proteins could stop cancer and other diseases from overriding signals within cells. |Medium 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

Qi Luo receives INFORMS-Sim best student paper award

U-M IOE PhD candidate, Qi Luo, receives PhD Colloquium Best Student Paper Award at the INFORMS Simulation Society’s annual Winter Simulation Conference.|Short 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
Voting machines at library

Not enough voters detecting ballot errors and potential hacks, study finds

Researchers carried out the first study on voter behavior with electronic assistive devices, found 93% missed incorrect ballots.|Short Read
Various participants test out iGYM

Creating a place where kids of all abilities can play together

Prof. Hun-Seok Kim helped design iGYM, an augmented reality system that allows disabled and able-bodied people to play physical games together. |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
Powder about to be prepared

Post-silicon computing gets one step closer

Tunable semiconductor could lead to faster, more efficient computers|Medium Read

Joi Mondisa receives National Science Foundation Career Award

U-M IOE Assistant Professor Joi Mondisa has received a National Science Foundation Career Award for her research in mentoring practices that help minoritized undergraduate students persist in STEM.|Short Read