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Inside Higher Ed October 13, 2016

Michigan’s ‘next step’ in technology

The University of Michigan is launching an Academic Innovation Initiative to encourage even more of its faculty members to experiment with technology in the classroom.
Michigan Radio October 12, 2016

Three Michigan universities researching the water filters in Flint

The University of Michigan, Wayne State University and Michigan State University have researchers looking into when Flint residents should replace their home water filters.
In the News October 10, 2016

University of Michigan launches sport science research program

The University of Michigan recently launched the Exercise and Sport Science Initiative, a program designed to maximize physical performance for athletes everywhere.
The Atlantic October 9, 2016

Even bugs will be bugged

An engineer at Berkeley, and David Blaauw, an engineer at U-M, are developing “smart dust” and “micro motes,” respectively: tiny computers mere millimeters wide that can be equipped with cameras and other sensors.
The New York Times October 9, 2016

Looking for a choice of voices in A.I. technology

Jason Mars is an African-American professor of CS who also runs a tech start-up. When his company’s artificially intelligent smartphone app talks, he said, it sounds “like a helpful, young Caucasian female.” October 7, 2016

New tool provides localized solar weather forecasts

The new geospace forecast tool, developed by researchers at the U-M and Rice University, will provide more precise forecasts of the locations on Earth where the solar storm will hit the hardest.
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.