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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
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
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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
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Large seawalls are effective at cutting tsunami deaths

Seawalls higher than approximately 16 feet can effectively reduce tsunami-related damage and death, according to a new study that applies big-data analytics to more than 200 years of tsunami records from the Pacific coast of Japan’s Tohoku region. |Medium Read

Researchers David Adrian and Alex Halderman receive Pwnie Award for work on DROWN attack

DROWN allows attackers to break encryption used to protect HTTPS websites and read or steal sensitive communications.|Medium Read
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With over 7 million certificates issued, Let’s Encrypt aims to secure the entire web

In order to bring HTTPS to everyone, Prof. Halderman joined forces in 2012 with colleagues at Mozilla and the Electronic Frontier Foundation to found Let's Encrypt, a non-profit certificate authority with the mission of making the switch to HTTPS vastly easier.|Medium Read
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Michigan and Verisign researchers demonstrate new man-in-the-middle WPAD query attack

New security ramifications exist when laptops and smartphones configured for enterprise systems are used outside the enterprise in the realm of the wider web.|Medium Read