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Super-fine sound beam could one day be an invisible scalpel

"We believe this could be used as an invisible knife for noninvasive surgery," Guo said. "Nothing pokes into your body, just the ultrasound beam."|Short Read

Predicting your risk of illness

Imagine a future when you could predict whether or not you are at risk of becoming sick. |Short Read
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James McCullagh receives Best Student Paper Award for research to keep bridges safe

McCullagh is working to develop energy harvesting devices and circuits to power wireless sensor nodes which can monitor bridge health.|Medium Read
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Seunghyun Lee takes the gold for all-graphene flexible and transparent circuit

Lee believes that graphene will play a pivotal role in realizing high speed, mechanically compliant, and transparent electronic systems in the future.|Short Read
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Two-legged robot walks outside at U-M

With prosthetic feet and hips that can swing sideways for stability, the University of Michigan’s newest two-legged robot has taken its first steps outside.|Medium Read
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Satellites in a box

CubeSats are sparking innovation and providing easier access to space.|Short Read
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How crud forms on nuclear fuel

An ambitious project to build a complete, 3D computer model of how nuclear power reactors operate and degrade is only halfway through its first five years, but already the new software is tackling real-world problems.|Medium Read
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Chris Berry awarded 2012 AP-S Doctoral Research Award

The award will support Berry's doctoral research in the area of plasmonic photoconductive antennas for high power terahertz generation.|Short Read
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David Hiskens awarded two energy scholarships

David is interested in controlling the energy that flows through the nation's grid system, particularly in optimizing the flow by minimizing distance and costs.|Short Read
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A heart-powered pacemaker

A new power scheme for cardiac pacemakers turns to an unlikely source: vibrations from heartbeats themselves.|Medium Read
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Nathan Roberts earns Best Paper Award for research to assist in remote patient monitoring

Roberts is helping to develop low-power sensor nodes that will be worn on the body to detect certain medical conditions.|Short Read
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Biofuel breakthrough: Quick cook method turns more algae into oil

Michigan Engineering researchers can “pressure-cook” algae for as little as a minute and transform an unprecedented 65 percent of the green slime into biocrude.|Medium Read