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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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Ethan Stark awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Ethan is investigating visible light emitters using GaN microstructures for quantum dot and nanowire-based LEDs and lasers.|Short Read
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Advancing secure communications: A better single-photon emitter for quantum cryptography

The new device improves upon the current technology and is much easier to make.|Medium Read
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Mars Science Lab update: What remains of Mars’ atmosphere is still dynamic

Mars has lost much of its original atmosphere, but what's left remains active, according to recent findings from the Mars Science Laboratory.|Medium Read
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Researchers funded to develop a leap forward in Processor Architectures

The project proposes to produce a parallel heterogeneous 3D near-threshold computing system with unprecedented energy efficiency.|Short Read
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After Newtown: A new use for a weapons-detecting radar?

The technology could potentially identify a hidden weapon from a distance in less than a second.|Medium Read
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NAE awards Mona Jarrahi a Grainger Foundation Frontiers of Engineering Grant

With the support of the Grainger Foundation, Jarrahi will explore genetic therapy methods to treat diseases.|Short Read
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Prof. Dennis Sylvester receives U-M Faculty Recognition Award

He is a pioneer in the field of ultra-low power processor design, especially for the smallest computing devices in existence.|Short Read
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Students form SkySpecs, LLC to produce autonomous aerial vehicles

The SkySpecs robot will designed for use by end users and will be controlled via a touchscreen tablet.|Short Read
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Gyouho Kim awarded Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship for research in ultra-low power optical interfaces for mm-scale wireless sensor nodes

"We designed an ultra-low power optical wake-up receiver with a novel front-end circuit and communication scheme suitable for miniature wireless sensor node applications."|Short Read
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Bharan Giridhar awarded Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship for research in circuit techniques for adaptive, reliable, high-performance computing

Giridhar's research has an emphasis on developing circuit techniques for adaptive and reliable, high-performance computing.|Short Read
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Scientific Milestone: A room temperature Bose-Einstein condensate

A BEC is an unusual state of matter in which a group of boson particles can exist in a single quantum state, allowing scientists to observe novel quantum phenomena.|Short Read