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Nuclear Engineering & Radiological Sciences

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
Electrical and Computer Engineering

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
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2012 ICCAD Ten Year Retrospective Most Influential Paper Award to Prof. Blaauw, Prof. Mudge, and EECS alumni Dr. Martin and Dr. Flautner

The research addressed voltage scaling of processors at the point where, at very low voltages, voltage leakage begins to dominate the computational power consumption.|Short Read
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Computer-driven airplane optimization stretches its wings

In order to make these gains, airplane designers have improved two important factors: the structure, which must be strong yet lightweight, and the shape, which must create lift while generating as little drag as possible|Medium Read
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Hacker teams from Michigan win recognitions at PennApps Hackathon

Congratulations to the two student teams!|Short Read
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Research about resilient sensor networks for power plant monitoring is recognized with Best Track Paper Award

The sensor network addressed in the paper assesses the operating conditions of a power plant. It is intended to measure process variables and assess plant status.|Short Read
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Bourne Pursuit: Improving computer tracking of human activity

Researchers have found a way to improve a computer's human-tracking accuracy by looking at where the targets are going, but also at what they're doing.|Short Read
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Cleaner motorcycle engines: Student startup inspired by growing emissions in Asia

PicoSpray, a compact fuel injection system designed for small engines such as those in motorcycles and mopeds, could cut emissions in half while being up to 70 percent cheaper than existing technologies.|Medium Read