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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.
Detroit News October 19, 2016

Great Lakes shipbuilding industry weathers change

Assistant Professor David Singer discusses the history of US shipyards.
Vox October 19, 2016

Tesla’s big bet: $8,000 worth of self-driving hardware in all new cars — before the software is ready

"There's a long ways to go," Edwin Olson of U-M told me earlier this year. "And reliability is the biggest challenge of all. Humans aren't perfect, but we're amazingly good drivers when you think about it.
TechCrunch October 19, 2016

Notion raises $9.5M for a smarter email app, now live on mobile and soon, Alexa

“We have focused on building a great engineering team and also tapped the resources in our network, like U-M’s Artificial Intelligence Lab, and Computer Science professor Jason Mars as an advisor.”
US News & World Report October 18, 2016

Rigging the election

Alex Halderman a CS professor at U-M once hacked an open test of Washington D.C.'s online voting system by leaving a unique calling card. Anytime someone cast a vote, the online system would play Michigan's fight song.
Detroit News October 17, 2016

Experts: State should audit election results

“It should be done routinely in order to provide a strong degree of confidence,” said U-M cyber-security expert Alex Halderman. “That’s an opportunity for Michigan to improve its election procedures. You should audit every election.”
Crain's Detroit Business October 17, 2016

Chinese firm to invest $27 million at UM to boost driverless vehicle research

U-M President Mark Schlissel signed a memorandum of understanding Saturday with Shenzhen, China-based Frontt Capital Management Ltd. that will establish a joint research center at U-M.
In the News October 17, 2016

If Google Assistant or Siri aren’t smart enough for you, you can build your own AI

This Conversation piece discusses the open source digital assistant Lucida, developed in the U-M Clarity Lab. Lab co-directors are CSE assistant professors Lingjia Tang and Jason Mars.
Detroit News October 14, 2016

Great Lakes shipbuilding industry weathers change

“In the 1960s, they began developing new types of shipyards,” said David Singer, an assistant professor at U-M. “And one of the problems that we have with U.S. shipbuilding is that our facilities weren’t destroyed.
Detroit News October 13, 2016

Great Lakes shipbuilding industry weathers change

“In the 1960s, they began developing new types of shipyards,” said David Singer, an assistant professor of naval architecture and marine engineering at the University of Michigan. “And one of the problems that we have with U.S. shipbuilding is that we won World War II, so our facilities weren’t destroyed.
Detroit News October 13, 2016

USS Detroit: A new breed of ship for U.S. Navy

David Singer, NAME associate professor, says “One of the reasons our military is so strong is because we are so much better than anyone else. So you’re trying to design a very complex product with technology that hasn’t been developed yet and an adversary that’s (always) changing."
Detroit News October 13, 2016

USS Detroit: A New Breed of Ship for U.S. Navy

Like a jet ski powered by Rolls-Roye engines, the new Freedom class USS Detroit is highly maneuverable and built to be modified at sea to different missions. Assoc. Professor David Singer says, "The goal is not to be in a fair fight."