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New Scientist September 20, 2019

Drone equipped with nail gun can fix the roof so you don’t have to

Inspired by AERO professor Ella Atkins details new research that equips autonomous drones with a nail gun.
Time September 19, 2019

Trump says cutting regulations is good for business. But his new battle on car emission standards could hurt the auto industry

CEE professor Peter Adriaens says the Trump administrations efforts to cut auto industry regulation could diverge the US and global market.
September 17, 2019

The most valuable college majors, ranked

Naval architecture and marine engineering takes the top spot on the list of most valuable college majors, according to a Bankrate study of 162 degrees.
September 17, 2019

This is America’s No. 1 college major for salary and job availability

Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering is the most valuable major, according to ranking a ranking of 162 college majors released Monday by personal-finance site Bankrate.com.
Science September 16, 2019

Scientists engage public on human augmentation

New faculty member, associate professor, Leia Stirling, is one of 10 research scientists and engineers in the fourth contingent of Leshner fellows who participated in intensive training on effective and intentional public outreach about their research and its intersections with society.
Slate September 13, 2019

Trump’s Plan to Stop Violence Via Smartphone Tracking Isn’t Just a Massive Privacy Violation

Prof. Emily Mower Provost spoke with Slate about the new HARPA proposal. She and her colleagues were skeptical.
Chemistry World September 12, 2019

Can organic solar cells stand the test of time?

Stephen Forrest's research group demonstrated it’s possible to create organic solar cells that reliably work for 27,000 years outdoors.
Associated Press September 12, 2019

Source of imbalance is key to why ship overtuned

As authorities try to answer why a cargo ship carrying 4,200 vehicles overturned on the Georgia coast, maritime experts say investigators will be looking for shifting cargo or other problems that upset the giant vessel’s balance enough to make it fall onto its side.
Crain's Detroit Business September 12, 2019

Jason Mars and Lingjia Tang – 40 Under 40

Profs. Lingjia Tang and Jason Mars co-founded Clinc AI, developing personal assistants for a variety of applications.
CNN August 28, 2019

Yes, tech companies may listen when you talk to your virtual assistant. Here’s why that’s not likely to stop

Prof. Jason Mars weighs in.
TechCrunch August 23, 2019

Researchers look into keeping autonomous vehicles from becoming mobile vomitoriums

UMTRI Assistant Research Scientist Monica Jones details research that aims to cut down on carsick passengers in autonomous vehicles.
CNN August 23, 2019

Yes, tech companies may listen when you talk to your virtual assistant. Here’s why that’s not likely to stop

EECS-CSE professor Florian Schaub explains privacy concerns that stem from assistants like Alexa.