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The experimental flow loop that will be used to emulate the cooling loop in a molten salt reactor

$5.2M for digital twins of nuclear reactors could bring down nuclear energy costs

Virtual copies of nuclear reactors could enable smarter maintenance for current reactors and more automation for advanced reactors.|Medium Read
An Everactive sensor attached to a pipe. Photo by Evan Dougherty

Battery-free sensor startup takes aim at industrial efficiency

Part of the team that brought us the world’s smallest computer in 2015 brings the future of computing technology into the present. |Medium Read
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Errors found in a bedrock contract bidding model—and how to solve them. A Q&A with Photios Ioannou

A flaw has been uncovered in construction's best known and most cited competitive bidding model.|Medium Read
Gaang Lee, Civil Engineering PhD Student, helps attach a sensor to Phyllis Quint, a research participant and resident of Clark East Tower, an independent living senior care housing facility, in Ypsilanti, MI on September 6, 2018. Photo: Joseph Xu

Smart wearables to improve elderly mobility and infrastructure

With people aged 65 and older outnumbering children in the U.S. by 2035, infrastructure changes should be made for the growing demographic.|Short Read
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Fresh funding ideas to fix Michigan’s failing infrastructure

Fintech and digital financing could move infrastructure financing into the 21st century.|Short Read
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U-M becomes first test bed for on-demand transportation system

Hail, hail a free ride on North Campus|Medium Read
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Roads and bridges would last longer, save money with new concrete formula

U-M researchers to offer non-proprietary concrete formula free of charge.|Medium Read
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Google-funded Flint water app helps residents find lead risk, resources

Mywater-Flint is an app built to help with the Flint water crises funded by Google and developed by Michigan Engineers.|Medium Read
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Large seawalls are effective at cutting tsunami deaths

Seawalls higher than approximately 16 feet can effectively reduce tsunami-related damage and death, according to a new study that applies big-data analytics to more than 200 years of tsunami records from the Pacific coast of Japan’s Tohoku region. |Medium Read