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Huffington Post March 14, 2017

Lasers Could Lead To Computers That Are 100,000 Times Faster Than Today

When you consider what today’s computers are capable of, it’s fairly mind-boggling to imagine what a computer would be like that’s 100,000 times faster. March 13, 2017

U-M students plan to launch time capsule satellite into space

Hashmita Koka, an AERO major and the student project lead, said there have been a number of challenges the team has faced since they began brainstorming how to launch a space time capsule in the fall of 2015.
Wired March 13, 2017

Laser breakthrough could make computers 100,000 times faster

The result is a step towards lightwave electronics which could eventually lead to a breakthrough in quantum computing
Gizmodo March 10, 2017

Does a time capsule blasted into space have a better chance at surviving 100 years?

University of Michigan students are designing and building a "cubesat" — a tiny satellite made up of 10cm cubes — that will contain almost 1000 interviews from students at the school, all microscopically etched onto silicon chips.
Associated Press March 10, 2017

University of Michigan team creating ‘space time capsule’

The school said Tuesday that CubeSat will contain interviews featuring 1,000 people affiliated with the university. It's meant to test synthetic DNA as a medium for storing data in space.
The Wall Street Journal March 10, 2017

WikiLeaks documents on Samsung smart TVs pose risks for an embattled tech giant

Atul Prakash, EECS professor, comments on the Wikileaks documents that purportedly described Central Intelligence Agency hacking tools in the Wall Street Journal.
SpaceNews March 9, 2017

NGA using data from Spire and Ball to monitor Arctic maritime traffic

Debra Facktor Lepore, AERO alumna and Ball’s vice president and general manager of strategic operations and commercial aerospace, said that “[t]he idea that there is a battle between public and private or between large aerospace and small aerospace is really missing the boat."
Forbes March 9, 2017

On the road to self-driving cars, Toyota’s first stop is crash-free Camrys

Ryan Eustice, NAME, EECS, and ME associate professor, told Forbes that “[w]ith a Guardian vehicle the palette of things the car can do would be way more than just using the steering wheel and stepping on the brake.”
March 3, 2017

To get self-driving cars up to speed, engineers and IT workers need more training

University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute and The Workforce Intelligence Network for Southeast Michigan (WIN), a partnership of community colleges and workforce agencies, collaborated on the study. They analyzed job posting data from Burning Glass to determine the necessary skill sets, Industry Week reports.
Gizmodo March 3, 2017

Your teeth are helping scientists build better airplanes

Nicholas Kotov, CHE professor whose early investigations revealed how little tooth enamel has changed over evolutionary time, and Bongjun Yeom, a post-doctoral researcher, have managed to create an artificial version that exhibits the same resilient properties
Scientific American March 3, 2017

Time to fold, humans: Poker-playing AI beats pros at Texas Hold’em

Michael Wellman, EECS professor, considers the programs “significant milestone[s] in game computation.”
US Navy March 1, 2017

Set-based design ushers in a modern approach to shipbuilding

Dr. Matthew Collette, NAME assistant professor and Dr. David Singer, NAME associate professors, spoke at a Naval summit about the evolution of design and what set-based design is.