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Nuclear Engineering & Radiological Sciences

Toward universal cargo scans for nuclear weapon materials

Current methods produce high radiation doses, but a gentler scan has proven to be effective.|Short Read
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3D-printed strain sensors could spot damage aboard ships

A 3D printable strain sensor developed by University of Michigan researchers could provide the U.S. Navy and commercial shippers with a more accurate, less expensive way to assess damage to their vessels, helping to keep sailors safe in the aftermath of an attack, storm or other incident.|Medium Read
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Michigan Engineering professor named among top physicists

Pozzi’s paper in the virtual issue improved on a standard simulation code used to model how a radiation source appears in a detector.|Short Read
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U-M-led team analyzes North Korea nuclear weapon test

Nuclear nonproliferation consortium finds that North Korea is unlikely to have detonated a hydrogen bomb.|Medium Read
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U-M and other CVT scientists study explosion in North Korea

Members of the Consortium for Verification Technology weigh in on magnitude of January 6, 2016 North Korean tests.|Short Read
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A showcase of student innovation

The most ambitious and intense class projects of students’ undergraduate careers are showcased each semester at Design Expo. More than 100 teams display the prototypes they’ve spent months designing and refining. |Short Read
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Lie-detecting software uses real court case data

U-M researchers are building a unique lie-detecting software that works from studying real world data from real, high-stakes court cases.|Medium Read
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New laboratories continue research legacy at former Ford Nuclear Reactor site

Michigan Engineering begins construction of a new Nuclear Engineering Laboratory to advance research on nuclear measurements, thermal-hydraulics, detection and nonproliferation.|Short Read
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Faster evacuation: Studying New Orleans to improve disaster planning

As the tenth U.S. hurricane season since Katrina rolls on, a University of Michigan professor is using advanced data analytics and optimization techniques to find better ways to evacuate regions before disaster strikes.|Medium Read
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Secure, free encryption of all websites is goal of new project

In an effort to reinvent and dramatically improve Internet security, researchers at the University of Michigan have joined with Mozilla and other industry and non-profit partners to soon offer free, automated, and open website HTTPS encryption.|Short Read

Sneak attack through smartphone shared memory

A weakness believed to exist in Android, Windows and iOS operating systems could be used to obtain personal information from unsuspecting users, research at the University of Michigan has shown.|Medium Read
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Parinaz Naghizadeh, Researcher in economic network security, is named a Barbour Scholar

Parinaz's research is in combining communications with economics to assess the security of a network and then apply that to cyber-insurance contracts.|Short Read