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Building the internet of water

Sensor nodes that measure the water flow, soil moisture, rainfall and other rapidly changing storm predictors.|Short Read
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U-Michigan Solar Car to defend title in race through National Parks

Solar Car prepares for 2016 American Solar Challenge.|Short Read
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Driverless cars could be key to national security

Fleets of shared, short-range, electric, autonomous vehicles could entice Americans into making more energy-efficient travel choices--and that could make the US more secure by reducing its dependence on oil.|Short Read
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Stephen Forrest Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Membership in the NAS is one of the highest distinctions for a scientist or engineer in the United States.|Short Read
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One oil field a key culprit in global ethane gas increase

A single U.S. shale oil field is responsible for much of the past decade’s increase in global atmospheric levels of ethane, a gas that can damage air quality and impact climate.|Medium Read
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Lights Out

The power goes out. The aurorae stretch to the tropics. Could a major solar storm mean a year without electricity? |Long Read
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Faster assessment for hybrid electric vehicle designs

A team researchers at U-M and in China developed a fast way to sift through a million different designs of the system that connects power to wheels of the Chevy Volt, finding 20 that might be improvements.|Medium Read
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Silica from rice hull ash

Useless waste from rice into high-purity silica compounds|Short Read

Smart grid: $1.4M to model a year in the life of a power grid

U-M researchers, with a new $1.4M grant, will lead an effort to create a highly detailed, flexible grid model that they can use on a scale hundreds of times larger than is currently possible.|Medium Read
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Carbon-neutral process turns rice waste into silica compounds

Two U-M researchers turn useless waste from rice processing into the high-purity silica compounds that are used in everything from toothpaste to tires.|Medium Read
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Rapid plankton growth in ocean seen as sign of carbon dioxide loading

A microscopic marine alga is thriving in the North Atlantic to an extent that defies scientific predictions, suggesting swift environmental change as a result of rising carbon dioxide in the ocean.|Medium Read
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Carbon capture analyst: Coal should stay in the ground

Serious flaws have been found in a decade’s worth of studies into the best ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Carbon capture and storage could be four times as costly as previously thought. |Medium Read