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Could flowing liquid batteries be key to a renewable grid?

So-called flow batteries could be the answer to storing solar, wind, and other renewable energy on the scale that power companies need, but it will take engineers and scientists to get them to that level. |Short Read
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MAAV student team places first in IARC competition with robotic quadrotor

The MAAV team, which was founded in 2009, was one of only two to successfully maneuver and map the set course with their unmanned aerial vehicle.|Short Read
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Student Research: Amit Patel earns prize in IEEE AP-S Student Paper Competition for antenna research

The method can be useful in the design of low-profile antennas integrated into body panels of vehicles.|Short Read
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Silvio Savarese’s research applying computer vision techniques to construction sites leads to best paper award and a new spinoff company

"We have pioneered an integrated scene understanding framework that enables the automatic tracking of structural changes, allowing data to be collected easily." |Short Read
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Rebecca Wolkoff awarded scholarship to continue her work in sustainable energy

The UVIG works with the U.S. Department of Energy to provide a forum for the critical analysis of wind and solar technology.|Short Read
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Research Spotlight: Sensors and actuators for portable microsystems

Though a number of research challenges remain to realize the potential of microdischarge-based devices, the authors' work demonstrates their promise.|Short Read
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Team UM::Autonomy are champions again

The interdisciplinary team went into the competition with a new electrical and vision system, and an advanced control system.|Short Read
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U-M engineers visit Japan, offer aid

Just over a year after Japan raised the Fukushima accident to the highest rating on the International Nuclear Event Scale, three members of the Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences (NERS) faculty travelled to Japan to forge new relationships with some of the country’s leading engineers and energy policy-makers. |Medium Read
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U-M radiation detectors go the distance

A contingent of the Detection for Nuclear Nonproliferation Group travelled to Italy to test their detectors for catching bomb-makers.|Medium Read
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Michigan engineering alumni help to develop the SpaceX Dragon

SpaceX's Dragon, the first cargo-carrying private spacecraft, made its way back to Earth Thursday, and it was helped along the way by Michigan engineers.|Medium Read
Shang-Hua Yang

Shang-Hua Yang receives SPIE Scholarship in Optics & Photonics

Yang's research is focused on designing plasmonic nano-structures to enhance efficiency of conventional photoconductive terahertz emitters.|Short Read
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Super concrete

The super concrete developed at the University of Michigan in collaboration with the US Army has a compressive strength of 160 MPa with a tensile ductility of over 3% (over 300 times that of high strength concrete).|Medium Read