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Out of the Cold War’s Shadow

"My God, what have we done?"|Long Read
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Ann Arbor: A hub for autonomous vehicles

Ann Arbor is emerging as a major player in the world of autonomous vehicles with the Mcity test facility, a one-of-a-kind simulated urban and suburban environment. |Medium Read

Something Groovy This Way Goes

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A photograph of people holding cocoa pods in Haiti.

Building A Stronger Haiti With Chocolate

Meet the Michigan Engineer who walked away from a six-figure career to help farmers and create jobs, building Haiti’s first bean-to-bar chocolate operation in her hometown.|Long Read
ORACLE TEAM USA's AC45 catamaran uses hydrofoils to "fly" above the water.

Racing for Control

Flying on hydrofoils means more speed and more risk for the America’s Cup. With the boats and technology moving faster than ever, can these Michigan alumni help their team find the engineering solutions it needs to win in 2017?|Long Read
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The value of people

For U-M, EECS Associate Professor Kevin Fu is the right kind of person. The activity he drives both within and outside the university underscores why it’s vital to attract and retain the best faculty and students.|Short Read
Storm clouds over the horizon

Into the Storm

The most turbulent region of a hurricane holds secrets about its potential for destruction. Michigan Engineering’s newly launched satellite system can reveal how these storms intensify in a warming world.|Long Read

Are We Fighting Cancer Wrong?

Chemotherapy. Radiation. Surgery. Doctors go after the tumors that they can see.|Long Read

Courage to Resist

In the escalating struggle between the individual and the state, technology favors the powerful. That's why this Michigan computer scientist and his team of researchers revel in righting the balance.|Long Read
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Innovation is for Finishers

Entrepreneurs are helping universities deliver on the promise that taxpayer-funded research will drive economic growth, and lately, universities are doing much more to help them succeed.|Long Read
Woman in white lab coat looks through a cancer cell detection device.


While faculty steer the ship, graduate students are the engines that drive university research.|Long Read
Toolik Field Station in Alaska. Photo: Marcin Szczepanski, Michigan Engineering.

From the Edge of the Arctic

At the top of the world, the climate is changing fast. A Michigan Engineer tracks the planet’s vital signs.|Long Read