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The Guardian November 30, 2015

Smarter renewable power: six innovations

Max Shtein, MSE professor, discusses how solar panels inspired by Japanese paper cutting could make energy generation 35% more efficient than traditional stationary panels.
In the News November 25, 2015

Phase Four receives $1 million DARPA contract for CubeSat thruster

U-M’s Plasmadynamics and Electric Propulsion Laboratory (PEPL) has partnered with Phase Four to help provide detailed characterization of the fully-integrated flight unit of the CubeSat Ambipolar Thruster (“CAT”). Story from Parabolic Art.
Smithsonian November 20, 2015

This pump could make blood transfusions safer and cheaper in the developing world

Gillian Henker and Carolyn Yarina, engineering alums, helped in the creation of the Hemafuse, an electricity-free autotransfusion device that lets doctors reuse a patient’s own blood, in a sterile way, when they’re hemorrhaging.
Detroit News November 18, 2015

U-M wins $2.7M grant to study driverless cars

Peter Sweatman, director of U-M's Mobility Transformation Center, discusses the $2.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy and how they will partner with two laboratories to study whether driverless vehicles could help people drive more efficiently.
Gizmodo November 17, 2015

The promise – and perils – of predictive policing based on big data

HV Jagadish, EECS professor, discusses the potential consequences of using big data to predict crimes.
Detroit News November 16, 2015

MSU, UM tops at drawing international students

James Holloway, UM vice provost for global and engaged learning, says "“UM is transforming its educational environment so that every student can have a high-impact engaged learning experience. The growth in education abroad provides us with another means to achieve this goal."
Time November 12, 2015

Google is designing a new system to make your email more secure

UM researchers, along with Google and University of Illinois researchers, published a recent research paper that analyzes the security of email delivery.
Nature November 11, 2015

How Mars loses its atmosphere

Stephen Bougher, CLaSP professor, and his team released findings showing that Mars's atmosphere is more complex and dynamic than scientists had thought.
Xconomy November 9, 2015

U-M program takes transportation innovations from lab to marketplace

Jay Ellis, the Michigan Translational Research and Commercialization (MTRAC) Transportation's director, discusses how they have given a path for U-M researchers and faculty who develop innovations that address transportation and mobility challenges to go from lab to marketplace.
The New York Times November 5, 2015

Mars’ atmosphere stripped by solar winds, NASA says

Michael W. Liemohn, CLaSP professor, says “We’ve been trying to piece together its upper atmospheric physics from a bunch of incomplete views from other spacecraft.” November 5, 2015

Record heat expected for third day in a row in Ann Arbor

Dennis Kahlbaum, U-M meteorologist, discusses how November 5th is likely to be the third day in a row to feature the highest temperature ever recorded for the region on that day.
Business Insider November 5, 2015

Scientists just found hard evidence of what probably killed Mars

Steve Bougher, U-M planetary scientist, weighs in on what may have caused Mars to become the wasteland it is today.