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The Importance of Mobility Education: A Q&A with Jim Sayer, PhD

We need to expand the way we think of mobility in terms of not only what affects ourselves, but how the way we move affects the overall system.|Medium Read
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Treating autoimmune disorders with an inhaler, rather than an IV

Research in mice shows efficacy for multiple sclerosis.|Medium Read
The electrons absorb laser light and set up “momentum combs” (the hills) spanning the energy valleys within the material (the red line). When the electrons have an energy allowed by the quantum mechanical structure of the material—and also touch the edge of the valley—they emit light. This is why some teeth of the combs are bright and some are dark. By measuring the emitted light and precisely locating its source, the research mapped out the energy valleys in a 2D crystal of tungsten diselenide. Credit: Markus Borsch, Quantum Science Theory Lab, University of Michigan.

Mapping quantum structures with light to unlock their capabilities

Rather than installing new “2D” semiconductors in devices to see what they can do, this new method puts them through their paces with lasers and light detectors.|Medium Read

Caleb Van Beck awarded 2020 NDSEG Fellowship

U-M Aerospace PhD candidate Caleb Van Beck was awarded the 2020 National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship under the US Air Force Office of Scientific Research for developing cutting-edge propulsion devices.|Short Read

After five years, Let’s Encrypt, a non-profit based on tech developed at Michigan, has helped to secure the internet

Today, over 225 million websites are protected by free certificates issued by Let’s Encrypt.|Medium Read
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UM researchers awarded $3.9M for transformational energy technology

The University of Michigan announced today that it was awarded $3.9 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). The funding will be used to harvest hydrokinetic energy using reconfigurable high-efficiency marine micro-turbines.|Short Read
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Major side-channel discovery wins NSA contest

The winning paper broke open a new area of investigation in hardware-based data leaks.|Medium Read
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U-M, community partners tackle energy insecurity in three Detroit neighborhoods

Johanna Mathieu is one of four principal investigators on a project to improve home energy efficiency and to lower monthly utility bills.|Medium Read
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PhD candidate Sneha Sanjeevini Awarded 2020 Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellowship

Congratulations to U-M Aerospace PhD candidate, Sneha Sanjeevini, for being awarded a 2020 Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellowship for her research on sensor failure detection and diagnosis.|Short Read
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Tool to automate popular security technique earns distinguished paper

The new technique automatically constructs policies for applications that keep them from compromising other programs.|Short Read
Roya Ensafi, CSE Research Assistant Professor, uses her computing system, Censored Planet

‘Extremely aggressive’ internet censorship spreads in the world’s democracies

Censored Planet is releasing technical details for other researchers and for activists. |Medium Read
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First digital single-chip millimeter-wave beamformer will exploit 5G capabilities

The digital beamforming chip offers significant advantages over current analog beamforming solutions.|Medium Read