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Hacking Health Care

Jenna Wiens, an assistant professor of computer science and engineering at U-M, might add extra years to your life, thanks to one of her algorithms.|Long Read
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Exam Week

The air wafts through the stacks of books, thick with the smell of greasy and stale food, clothes that have been slept and worn through for days on end, and the bodies that begrudgingly live through this existence.|Long Read

Skunk Works

Though the urgency for the Shooting Star might have been exaggerated, the Nazi threat, coupled with Johnson’s peculiar characteristics, was perhaps the only way such a unique operation might ever have been formed in the first place.|Long Read

The Wrestler

In between problem sets, design projects and exams this academic year, the rising star trained for Olympic tryouts.|Long Read
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Lights Out

Eighteen hours before the power went out, scientists reported an enormous solar flare. |Long Read

An Unlikely Partnership

Three University of Michigan students, members of an engineering student team called BLUElab, have come to Chaguitón to learn more about the village’s reported water problems and perhaps design a solution.|Long Read
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Lights Out

The power goes out. The aurorae stretch to the tropics. Could a major solar storm mean a year without electricity? |Long Read

Is It Time to Get Serious About Geoengineering?

Several techniques fall under the umbrella term “geoengineering,” a field of study that focuses on limiting the effects of climate change by deliberately manipulating the earth’s climate system.|Long Read

Out of the #Flood

In the face of disaster, a city’s social media is saving lives and infrastructure. Is this just the beginning for crowd-sourced salvation?|Long Read
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A Matter of Time

How the Internet of Things infiltrated one home, and what it could signal about the future of privacy and security.|Long Read

How We Roll

Going driverless could be the biggest reboot of the American transportation system since the horse and buggy went the way of, well, the horse and buggy. Are we ready to make it happen?|Long Read
Sketch of programmer at desk. Illustration: Steve Alvey, Michigan Engineering.

How the Net Was Won

The ARPANET came before it. And the World Wide Web and browser technology would later make it accessible for the masses. But in between, a small Ann Arbor-based group labored on the NSFNET in relative obscurity to build—and ultimately to save—the Internet.|Long Read