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Magnified nanoparticles

How to color-code nearly invisible nanoparticles

With a bit of metal, nanoparticles shine in colors based on size.|Medium Read
Xin Zan

Xin Zan wins two awards for wireless power transfer research

New research into implanted medical devices and peer-to-peer charging.|Short Read
exoskeleton dragging dummy

Exoskeletons compete to boost strength of rescue workers

Five college teams test robotic suits that could enhance humans’ abilities.|Medium Read
An artistic rendering of a hexagonal atomic lattice structure with a spiral pulse of light coming from the top left and hitting the center of the lattice.

Light could make semiconductor computers a million times faster or even go quantum

Electron states in a semiconductor, set and changed with pulses of light, could be the 0 and 1 of future “lightwave” electronics or room-temperature quantum computers.|Medium Read
Self-powered camera

Solar cells enable self-powered camera

A solar cell combined with a camera sensor collects photons to provide electricity.|Medium Read
Louise Willingale

Louise Willingale advancing scientific knowledge of plasmas

Using some of the best lasers in the world, Willingale is shedding light on the impact of solar events on Earth.|Short Read
a photo of a solar cell

Semiconductor breakthrough may be game-changer for organic solar cells

Buildings, clothing could generate power.|Medium Read
Photo illustration with Valeria Bertacco

New $32M center reimagines how computers are designed

‘You shouldn’t need a Ph.D. to design new computing systems.’|Medium Read

Learning to work like engineers

While the task is simple — build a device to sort balls by color — the lessons go much deeper.|Short Read
wei lu reservoir featured

New quick-learning neural network powered by memristors

U-M researchers created a reservoir computing system that reduces training time and improves capacity of similar neural networks.|Medium Read

Electricity, eel-style: Soft power cells could run tomorrow’s implantables

Device generates over 100 volts from saltwater.|Short Read
M3 oil sensor

Seed-sized U-M computers pumped into oil wells featured at the Houston Museum of Natural Science

Millimeter-sized computers log the temperature and pressure from deep within oil wells.|Short Read