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The Room

A View from Inside Bursley Hall

For four months, Matthias Schotanus would call his room in Bursley his home and would share it with three sophomore roommates he hadn't yet met.

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Computer Science with Soul

Students in a software engineering course developed technologies to help one teen communicate. They're also working to fill a void in the market for assistive devices. |Long Read

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Going Beyond Eco-Friendly

Sustainable Solutions Done Right

"Sustainability" is a hot word right now, but what does it really mean to make a "sustainable solution"? Michigan Engineers are focusing on the "triple-bottom-line" to solve problems around the world. |Long Read

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Kickstarting Cubesats Into Deep Space

Two Michigan Engineering professors are forging new ground, turning to the Kickstarter online community to help fund an interplanetary satellite mission. |Long Read

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The techniques of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, and horizontal drilling have come together over the past decade to change the American energy landscape. Now more and more researchers are looking into the potential risks hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, and horizontal drilling could pose to the environment and human health. |Long Read

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Squashing Superbugs

Michigan engineers are exploring approaches that can prevent bacteria from gaining a foothold or help antibiotics work more effectively. |Long Read

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Gaming for the greater good

“If anyone deserves to play a fantasy computer game, it’s this kid.”

“If anyone deserves to play a fantasy computer game, it’s this kid.” |Long Read

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Peering Into the Black Box of Tuberculosis

Computer modeling reveals the immune system's battleground. |Long Read

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They're Everywhere

Through the air, in the sea and on land (even space) the drones are here so you'd better get used to it. |Long Read

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Copycat Engineering

Nature has inspired engineers to mimic many of its designs and develop spectacular technologies of their own. |Long Read

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A Season of Twisters

How to Address the Looming Threat

Looking like a contender for the top three most deadly U.S. tornado seasons, 2012 is already cutting a swath of destruction from Texas to Michigan. |Long Read

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Dread Down Under

World Solar Challenge

The biggest and best solar car team's goal is to win World Solar Challenge, a five day race across the Australian outback. |Long Read

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