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Election security: We must start preparing now for 2018

Alex Halderman testifies before Congress|Short Read
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Smartphone security hole

‘Open port’ backdoors are common.|Short Read
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Renovated nuclear reactor building opens as world-class labs

Inside the new Nuclear Engineering Labs, researchers in the nation's top-ranked nuclear engineering program will focus on advancing nuclear security, nonproliferation, safety and energy.|Medium Read
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Sonic cyber attacks show security holes in ubiquitous sensors

Michigan Engineering researchers discuss and demonstrate the sound-based attacks they leveled at the accelerometers found in everyday electronics.|Medium Read
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Wellman participates in AI doomsday prevention workshop

Michael Wellman, a U-M Engineering professor, recently took part in a workshop to anticipate and prevent possible adverse outcomes of artificial intelligence.|Short Read
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Lasers can detect weapons-grade uranium from afar

Researchers have shown that a technique often used to identify chemicals at a distance could help sniff out illicit nuclear activities from as far as a couple miles away. |Medium Read
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Hurricane tracking satellites successfully launched

NASA has successfully launched a constellation of eight hurricane-tracking microsatellites in a $151 million mission that’s led by the University of Michigan.|Medium Read
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Consortium for Verification Technology: A strong start to year three

Michigan anchors consortium of universities and national labs working to shape nuclear policy and enforcement of nuclear treaties.|Medium Read
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New Nuclear Engineering Laboratory nearing completion

A $12.4 million renovation is on track to convert the former Ford Nuclear Reactor into a state-of-the-art Nuclear Engineering Laboratory.|Medium Read
A town destroyed by a natural disaster

$2.5M to launch a new era in ‘natural hazards engineering’

A $2.5 million project funded by the NSF will create a computational framework to define a set of standards for disaster researchers.|Medium Read