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Open ports act as security wormholes into mobile devices

Researchers have for the first time characterized a widespread vulnerability in the software that runs on mobile devices.|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

Nuclear nonproliferation for the next generation

Early accomplishments include better detectors and new cryptography-inspired nuclear warhead assessments.|Short 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
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$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
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Automation algorithms could provide safe landings for disabled aircraft

AE Professor Ella Atkins proposes an adaptive or emergency flight planning architecture that would erase this time delay and enable flights such as Airways 1549 to land safely in crisis situations. |Short Read
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Detecting and correcting factory faults and cyberattacks in real time

Spotting a glitch on the factory floor in real time, and reconfiguring around it, are the goals of a new $4 million project led by Michigan Engineering researchers.|Medium Read
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Holes found in report on St. Jude medical device security

A report that alleged security flaws in a popular brand of pacemaker and other life-saving medical devices has major flaws of its own, Michigan Engineering researchers found.|Medium Read