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The Washington Post October 6, 2016

A detailed breakdown of impacts facing Florida’s east coast from Hurricane Matthew

A model from the University of Michigan shows the potential for large percentages of Florida’s east coast to lose power — with the highest values near the coast.
Scientific American October 6, 2016

Industry gas leaks improve

Eric Kort, a climate and space scientist at the U-M who has used ethane emissions to identify high sources of methane emissions from U.S. oil and gas fields, says he doesn’t see a downside from the conflict.
In the News October 5, 2016

Why can’t we vote online?

J. Alex Halderman, CS professor, and his students took on the challenge of trying to hack a pilot online voting system. After 36 hours they successfully changed the names of the votes and made it so the Michigan fight song played after someone voted. Story from Capital Public Radio.
In the News October 5, 2016

The internet has been quietly rewired, and video is the reason why

A study by Craig Labovitz (pdf) and others at Arbor Networks and Jon Oberheide and Farnam Jahanian of the U-M was able to measure the internet’s suspected flatness for the first time.
In the News October 5, 2016

Why can’t we vote online?

During the pilot, folks were invited to try and hack the system. At U-M, Professor J. Alex Halderman and his students took up the challenge. It took them about 36 hours to change votes.
Times of India October 5, 2016

New material to make computers 100 times more power efficient

"Before this work, there was only one other room-temperature multiferroic whose magnetic properties could be controlled by electricity," said John Heron, Assistant Professor at U-M.
Detroit News October 4, 2016

UM faculty stands in solidarity against racist fliers

“A lot of my students were upset because these posters violate safe space on campus. We are committed to diversity and raising awareness and demonstrating equality,” Stern said Tuesday.
Popular Science October 3, 2016

We’re about to get regional forecasts for solar storms

U-M researchers have developed a model that can give utilities up to 45 minutes of warning of severe solar activity, less if the solar storm is moving particularly quickly.
Popular Science October 3, 2016

We’re about to get regional forecasts for solar storms

The model, which was developed by researchers at U-M and Rice University, can give utilities up to 45 minutes of warning of severe solar activity, less if the solar storm is moving particularly quickly.
Detroit News October 3, 2016

UM sets record for industry licenses

U-M set a record last year with 173 license and option agreements with companies looking to commercialize discoveries of university researchers — including 12 launched from UM’s Tech Transfer Venture Center.
Detroit News September 30, 2016

DMC, state agree to monitor for instrument woes

Jahan Azizi, retired clinical engineer, discusses how they need a neutral party, one who is not attached to politics or bickering, to make sure the problems are solved.
Detroit Free Press September 28, 2016

Far more Flint homes have lead lines than expected, report shows

Jacob Abernethy, EECS professor, and colleagues discuss how more than half of Flint's homes could be connected to the city's water system through a lead service line, a figure much higher than originally estimated.