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Research Spotlight: 3-D electrical force fields manipulate microscale particles

The primary advance shown in this research as compared to earlier work is the successful use of a 3-D potential force field. |Short Read
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New method for building a low-cost, high-performance electric machine and drive could result in huge energy savings

Prof. Hofmann intends to design, build and test a 30kW brushless, self-excited synchronous field winding prototype machine that overcomes the weaknesses of the current technology. |Short Read
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Making smart dust a reality

This research is expected to have a fundamental and long term impact on a diverse set of applications ranging from energy conservation to health care.|Short Read
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Xueyang Duan receives first prize for research in soil moisture sensing

Duan's research has important applications in global climate change studies and weather forecasting. |Medium Read
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Living off the grid: smart grids are current technology at its best

If that branch had tangled with a smart grid, the scene might have played out differently because smart grids have the ability to be “self-healing.”|Medium Read
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Prof. Wayne Stark and Changhun Bae receive 2011 JCN Best Paper Award

Stark's research relates to wireless networks and understanding their fundamental limits in terms of energy efficiency and bandwidth efficiency.|Short Read
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Most powerful millimeter-scale energy harvester generates electricity from vibrations

The researchers have built a complete system that integrates a high-quality energy-harvesting piezoelectric material with the circuitry that makes the power accessible.|Short Read
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Enertia and ABC take 1st and 2nd prizes in the clean energy prize business plan competition

The competition was established by DTE Energy and the University of Michigan to encourage entrepreneurship and the development of clean-energy technologies.|Medium Read
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EECS professors receive research grants from Google

The research funded by Google involves redesigning servers and data centers to improve their energy efficiency.|Short Read
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Mark Kushner to head new $10M DoE plasma research center

The research that will be conducted at the center could lead to more efficient solar cells, finer-featured microchips and new medical tools.|Short Read
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Ford, U of M explore new ways to speed development of future hybrid vehicles

"The main goal of this project," explained Opila, "is to bring advanced methods to HEV and plug-in HEV design."|Short Read
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Microsystems research for energy scavenging and power generation

The research has applications in health care, environmental monitoring, security, energy conservation and exploration, and more.|Short Read