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New chemical process could lead to high-efficiency LEDs

University of Michigan researchers has developed a new process that can improve the efficiency of the of metal-free organic phosphors that could be the key to phosphorescent LEDs.|Short Read
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Follow students at COP21 Paris climate conference

Three Michigan Engineering students are attending a global climate change meeting that they hope will be pivotal on society’s path toward a more sustainable future.|Short Read
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U-Michigan receives $5.4M for energy projects

Two new Department of Energy grants that total $5.4 million will let Michigan Engineering researchers work on transformational engine and battery projects. Their efforts could lead to efficiency gains in cars and trucks, the electrical grid, and beyond.|Short Read
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$3M upgrade complete at leading lab for emulating radiation damage

With new equipment that makes it the best in the world for quickly recreating the radiation damage sustained by materials inside nuclear reactors, the Michigan Ion Beam Laboratory (MIBL) marked its grand re-opening yesterday.|Medium Read
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AE researcher Jared Hobeck harnesses energy from piezoelectric grass

Jared Hobeck is harnessing the movement of synthetic grass blades in wind to generate energy to power small electronics and in-situ sensors.|Medium Read
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Phosphorescent OLEDs glow deep blue

A new molecule developed by researchers at the University of Michigan and the University of Southern California shines a deep blue that is close to meeting the stringent brightness requirements of the National Television Systems Committee.|Medium Read
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Art-inspired solar cells

Kirigami could be the key to flat, lightweight solar cells that can track the sun across the sky.|Medium Read
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Passenger cars & trucks contribute 15% of greenhouse gases

A Michigan Engineering professor served on the national committee that authored a new report on Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) and greenhouse standards that was recently released.|Short Read
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Alyssa Kody earns NSF Fellowship for research in energy harvesting and wireless sensing

The small-scale embedded wireless systems Alyssa works with are used in a variety of applications spanning many fields; from structural to ocean engineering.|Short Read
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Recycling nuclear waste: U-M helps test advanced reactor design

An advanced nuclear reactor under development by Hitachi could help solve the nuclear waste problem.|Medium Read
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‘Space tethers’ can be used to fling spacecraft into interplanetary space

The tether could be used to deorbit out-of-use spacecraft, push spacecraft from low Earth orbit into higher orbits, or even push spacecraft out of Earth's orbit altogether.|Short Read
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How pollen might make clouds

Michigan engineers were able to see that when pollen breaks down it can indeed produce particles that are small enough to seed cloud growth. |Short Read