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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
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Flight of the methane hunters

At just a bit over crop duster height, University of Michigan researchers are flying through a 50-square-mile hotspot of the greenhouse gas methane over the U.S. Southwest.|Medium Read

Peecycling: Beyond flush and forget

In the first large-scale pilot project of its kind in the nation, the researchers are testing whether they can safely make fertilizer for food crops out of disinfected human urine.|Long Read
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Sustainability hour: Keith Soster

This North Campus Sustainability Event will focus on the process of structuring a sustainable program that makes sense.|Short Read

U-M to receive $8.5M for renewed virtual reactor project

U-M continues to play a major role in a $121.5M Energy Innovation Hub dedicated to developing a virtual nuclear reactor.|Medium Read
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Students win prizes for circuit designs in EECS 413

EECS 413 is an introduction to CMOS analog and mixed signal design, and also introduces advanced topics.|Short Read
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Cameron Polack and BLUElab India – engineering winners

Cameron is intent on using her major to benefit others as directly as possible.|Short Read
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The future of solar: $1.3M to advance organic photovoltaics

The Department of Energy (DOE) awarded Michigan Engineering Professor Stephen Forrest’s group a $1.35 million Next Generation Photovoltaics grant earlier this fall, aimed at advancing the practical viability of organic photovoltaics.|Medium Read
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New approaches to solar cell technology featured in Sustainability Hour

The professors addressed two very different problems the industry faces with current technology.|Short Read
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Peter Tchoryk: An entrepreneurial CEO

At MAC, Peter’s been able to combine his passions for scientific research and entrepreneurial creation. |Medium Read