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The summer sun rises on North Campus of the University of Michigan

Autonomous vehicles can be fooled to ‘see’ nonexistent obstacles

Vehicles that perceive obstacles that aren't really there could cause traffic accidents.|Short Read
The morning sun rises on the Grove at North Campus of the Universities of Michigan

The coronavirus and class broadcasts

A professor's experience with the 2019 polar vortex offers insight into how institutions might cope with the possible spread of the newest coronavirus.|Short Read
Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor Herek Clack (left) talks to Zijie Lin, CEE student

A plasma reactor zaps airborne viruses – and could help slow the spread of infectious diseases

Using nonthermal plasma reactors, researchers could one day curb the spread of airborne pathogens.|Short Read
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What’s really behind baseball’s home run surge?

Some pitchers are convinced the balls are being messed with behind the scenes.|Short Read
An X-51A Waverider plane

Commercial supersonic aircraft could return to the skies

Don’t call it a comeback.|Short Read
Satellite photo of the Great Lakes. Photo: NASA

Climate change is driving rapid shifts between high and low water levels on the Great Lakes

University of Michigan experts say the rapid transitions between extreme high and low water levels in the Great Lakes represent the “new normal.” |Short Read
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Water stays in the pipes longer in shrinking cities – a challenge for public health

The geographic locations where Americans live are shifting in ways that can negatively affect the quality of their drinking water.|Short Read
Aerospace Engineering Professor Iain Boyd

Why is the Pentagon interested in UFOs?

During a military mission, whether in peace or in war, the inability to identify an object within an area of operation represents a significant problem.|Short Read
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Opinion: Wave of flooding a wake-up call

'The set of global catastrophic events over the past month serve not only as warnings, but as a call to action.'|Short Read
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Predicting the next stock market ‘flash crash’

IOE professor Romesh Saigal discusses ways to anticipate market fluctuations.|Short Read
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Op-ed: Innovation investments would extend life of roads

CEE professor Jerome Lynch, Neeraj Buch and Steven Lavrenz's op-ed delves into new technologies that can make Michigan's infrastructure more durable.|Short Read
An X-51A Waverider plane

US, Russia, China race to develop hypersonic weapons

The U.S. needs to keep up with the progress of other nations in developing hypersonic weapons.|Short Read