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WXYZ December 5, 2016

NASA to launch University of Michigan controlled satellite that will improve hurricane forecasts

Early next month, a revolutionary mission called CYGNSS or Cyclone Global Navigation System will lift off from Cape Canaveral. But instead of NASA being in charge, scientists at the U-M will be in calling the shots.
Detroit Free Press December 5, 2016

GOP files federal appeal but Mich. recount continues

Alex Halderman, a computer science professor from the University of Michigan explains how a Michigan recount filed by Jill Stein's campaign could reveal tampering with voting machines.
In the News December 2, 2016

Climate change and Trump

Mark Barteau, director of University of Michigan Energy Institute explores what President Trump means fr the future of energy and climate change? with host Rick Pantaleo, Andrew Revkin, and James Taylor.
Bloomberg December 1, 2016

Russia weaponized social media in U.S. election, FireEye Says

Alex Halderman, a professor of Computer Science at U-M, said hackers could have infected Pennsylvania’s voting machines with malware designed to lay dormant for weeks, pop up on Election Day and then erase itself without a trace.
In the News December 1, 2016

Meet the former NASA engineer helping to send careers into orbit

Aisha Bowe, Michigan alumna and co-founder and CEO of STEMBoard is working to expose underserved and underrepresented students to STEM careers.
Michigan Radio November 30, 2016

Future cars will communicate with each other, making self-driving vehicles safer

That accident sent a message to the engineers who are developing this technology: get it right and make it safe. Huei Peng is one of those engineers. He's a professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Michigan.
USA Today November 30, 2016

New ‘micro-satellites’ to spy on hurricanes

The satellites will be able to peer through rain and clouds to determine the wind speed just above the surface of the ocean by measuring the "ocean roughness," said Chris Ruf, a U-M professor and the principal investigator for the mission.
Economic Times November 29, 2016

Aerojet Rocketdyne to mature rotating detonation engine technology in cooperation with department of energy

The RDE agreement, leveraging ongoing RDE development activities and expertise of Aerojet Rocketdyne’s work with Purdue University, University of Michigan, University of Alabama, UCF and Southwest Research Institute.
The New York Times November 28, 2016

Vote recount push advances, but reversing Trump’s win is unlikely

The Stein campaign is seeking to answer the question of whether the vote was hacked by introducing malicious software into voting machines. The possibility was raised by J. Alex Halderman, a computer science professor at U-M.
In the News November 28, 2016

The future of electronics is light

UM PhD Student Arnab Hazari: Today’s transistors are about 70 silicon atoms wide, so the possibility of making them even smaller is itself shrinking. We’re getting very close to the limit of how small we can make a transistor.
Detroit Free Press November 25, 2016

U-M to launch satellites to monitor hurricanes

Scientists at U-M, as part of a joint project with NASA, will begin forecasting and tracking hurricanes and typhoons using new satellite technology that will allow them to look into the severest part of the storm.
Vox November 23, 2016

The election probably wasn’t hacked. But Clinton should request recounts just in case.

"Were this year's deviations from pre-election polls the results of a cyberattack? Probably not," Halderman writes. "I believe the most likely explanation is that the polls were systematically wrong, rather than that the election was hacked."