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In the News November 3, 2016

Forget rigged polls: Internet voting is the real election threat

It was the office of Alex Halderman, a computer science professor at U-M. The hackers were graduate students, proving a point about Washington, D.C.’s fledgling voting system: that internet voting is vulnerable.
American Society of Mechanical Engineers November 3, 2016

Charla Wise named ASME president-nominee at Annual Meeting

Aerospace Engineering Adjunct Professor Charla Wise named American Society of Mechanical Engineers president-nominee for 2017-2018 at ASME Annual Meeting.
Nature World News November 2, 2016

NASA will not compete against Elon Musk’s SpaceX in Mars journey

Zurbuchen, a former professor of space science and aerospace engineering at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, also told the media that opposing viewpoints on space science should be tackled with empathy.
In the News November 1, 2016

Developing a modular paper-based detection device for Tuberculosis

This year, the Michigan Synthetic Biology Team presented a novel aptamer-based detection system at the 2016 International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) Grand Jamboree, earning a silver medal. Story from Expirement.
Space.com October 26, 2016

White House announces small satellite initiative

Thomas Zurbuchen, AERO professor, was named NASA's new associate administrator for science on September 27th.
Space.com October 26, 2016

White House announces small satellite initiative

NASA named Thomas Zurbuchen, who had been a professor of space science and aerospace engineering at U-M, as its new associate administrator for science Sept. 27.
Yahoo October 26, 2016

Consider engineering schools with virtual reality lessons

At the College of Engineering at U-M, structural engineering students work in a " virtual reality cave" that constructs 3-D building models so they gain insight into the difference between stable structures and feeble ones.
New Scientist October 26, 2016

Playing Grand Theft Auto can teach autonomous cars how to drive

“I was playing Grand Theft Auto V,” says Matthew Johnson-Roberson at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. “I thought, ‘this is just so realistic that it would be a perfect simulation of the real world’.”
In the News October 25, 2016

Researchers discover new rules for quasicrystals

Sharon Glotzer, MSE and CHE professor, worked with colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania to engineer a quasicrystal that is formed by self-assembling nanoparticles an order of magnitude larger that those that form traditional quasicrystals, physics.org reports.
MGoBlue October 25, 2016

Haydock engineering a path to success

Bailey Haydock, an Industrial and Operations Engineering senior and member of the University of Michigan women's soccer team, is featured in MGoBlue.com's "Scholar Stories."
Motherboard October 20, 2016

This is why we still can’t vote online

J. Alex Halderman, professor of CS at U-M, welcomed the opportunity to try to legally break into government software with his students. Within 36 hours, they found a tiny error that gave them full control of the system.
Space.com October 20, 2016

Mercury’s atmosphere

"Up close we've discovered that charged sodium particles are concentrated near Mercury's polar regions, effectively knocking sodium atoms off Mercury's surface," Thomas Zurbuchen of the U-M said in a statement.