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School bus safety during the COVID-19 pandemic: 8 recommendations

In The Conversation, Capecelatro offers suggestions like keeping windows open, shorter trips and below half-capacity seating on public buses.|Short Read
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Deciding how and whether to reopen schools is complex – here’s how rocket scientists would develop a plan

The United States approach to sending astronauts to the moon could help inform our response to COVID-19.|Short Read
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COVID-19 is laying waste to many US recycling programs

'The trends we see in the making and consuming of single-use goods, particularly plastic, could have lasting negative effects on the circular economy.'|Short Read
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Deep learning AI discovers surprising new antibiotics

Deep-learning AI will help keep us ahead of drug resistant pathogens.|Short Read
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Universities’ crucial role in our spacefaring future

To ensure that our species endures, we must advance space-based technologies and break our interdisciplinary boundaries.|Short Read
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Why engineering needs new approaches to education

Three reasons engineering education must innovate its online and professional education.|Medium Read
Sara Pozzi runs a sample through a plutonium and uranium detector in the Nuclear Engineering Laboratory

Iran’s centrifuges and nuclear nonproliferation: A Q&A with Sara Pozzi

Understanding nuclear enrichment and what it means for the “Iran nuclear deal.”|Medium Read
A crack in the Amery Ice Shelf in Antarctica, taken by helicopter. Ice shelves near both of the planet's poles are disintegrating at unexpectedly rapid rates. Photo by Jim Behrens. ​

Why sea level rise models have been wrong

A Q&A with Jeremy Bassis, an expert on ice dynamics and contributing author of the IPCC's latest report.|Short Read
The summer sun rises on North Campus

Op-ed: How Michigan Engineering increased the number of women in college leadership

In The Chronicle of Higher Education, Alec Gallimore outlines the long–and short–term strategies.|Medium Read
Carol Menassa, CEE Professor, and Baddu Mantha, CEE PhD Student, test an environmental data collection robot their research. Photo: Joseph Xu

Is there a better way to control room temperature?

Researchers are working toward a future where furnaces and air conditioners could respond in real time to occupants' needs.|Medium Read
Andre Boehman, professor of mechanical engineering and director of the Walter E. Lay Automotive Laboratory at the University of Michigan. Photo: Evan Dougherty

The government aims to boost ethanol without evidence that it saves money or helps the environment

Andre Boehman says increasing ethanol blended with gasoline can damage older machines and do little to curb climate change.|Medium Read
Hurricane Florence approaching the east coast. Photo courtesy of the NOAA

Hurricane Florence: U-M researchers forecast impacts

More than 2 million people could lose power, and flooding is the major concern for several reasons.|Medium Read