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In the News January 24, 2020

Adam Cove named to Sail America Board of Directors

Sail America, the trade association for the U.S. sailing industry, has added three new members to its 2020 board of directors: Adam Cove, Edson; Tim Finkle, RCR Yachts; and Margriet Mitchell, Beneteau America/Prestige Yachts. January 22, 2020

Human urine can safely be used as fertilizer, U-M researchers find

CEE associate professor Krista Wigginton's research is featured in MLive.
The Guardian January 22, 2020

Yes wee can: study gives green light to use urine as crop fertiliser

CEE associate professor Krista Wigginton's research is featured in The Guardian.
The Hill January 21, 2020

How a scientific breakthrough is making ‘green methane’

Scientists are creating “green methane” out of a process called artificial photosynthesis — which could make natural-gas-powered devices carbon neutral.
In the News January 20, 2020

Spock versus the volcano

A team of scientists and engineers are headed to an active volcano site as part of a NASA-funded program that will attempt to answer a number of key questions: What can the organisms living in the extremes of this dark and chemical-laden underworld tell us about life on Earth and beyond? Are there signs of geohazards down there that may help predict the next eruption? And to what extent can we hand over the decision-making to ocean robots and let them explore without human control?
The New York Times January 17, 2020

Avoiding carsickness when the cars drive themselves

U-M IOE alum, Monica Jones, an assistant research scientist at the U-M Transportation Research Institute, is leading a series of studies with the goal of helping people avoid motion sickness in self-driving cars.
January 14, 2020

‘Green methane’ from artificial photosynthesis could recycle CO2 highlights EECS-ECE Prof. Zetian Mi's research on artificial photosynthesis
Forbes January 14, 2020

U.S. News releases its rankings of the best online college programs for 2020

Forbes details the 2020 US News rankings, where University of Michigan Engineering earned the #4 spot.
US News & World Report January 14, 2020

U.S. News unveils the 2020 Best Online Programs rankings

University of Michigan Engineering has earned the #4 spot on the U.S. News & World Report's 2020 Best Online Programs list.
The New York Times January 13, 2020

‘Chaos Is the Point’: Russian Hackers and Trolls Grow Stealthier in 2020

While American election defenses have improved since 2016, many of the vulnerabilities exploited four years ago remain. Comments by Prof. J. Alex Halderman.
Chicago Tribune January 10, 2020

How do you handle a generation’s worth of water level changes in just a few years?

CLaSP professor Richard Rood explains that climate change will cause more variance in our weather, leading to higher highs and lower lows.
Interesting Engineering January 10, 2020

Scientists develop new catalyst that uses light to convert carbon dioxide to fuel

EECS-ECE professor Zetian Mi's research on artificial photosynthesis is featured in Interesting Engineering.