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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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Audrow Nash earns NSF Fellowship for unmanned aerial vehicle research

Audrow's research focuses on using coordinated groups of UAVs to continuously and autonomously survey biogas emissions in landfills. |Short Read
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SAS ship monitoring sensor

Michigan researchers have designed a simple mechanical sensor that can precisely measure strain on a ship's hull, predicting structural failures before they occur.|Short Read
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Students in EECS 418 rewarded for optimizing stop/start technology for auto applications

Stop/start is a new system being introduced into the North American automobile market to improve fuel economy while cutting down on pollution.|Short Read
A last swim before eviction? Local kids cool off in Ciliwug River. Photo: Marcin Szczepanski, Michigan Engineering.

Rising waters

With a rapidly growing populous of more than 28 million people, Jakarta can be looked at as a case study for the engineering challenges caused by climate change and rapid urbanization.|Short Read
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Improved helmet design

A new football helmet design aims to blunt some dangerous physics that today’s models ignore.|Short Read
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Flint water crisis: Michigan Engineers offer insights

Water quality researchers at Michigan Engineering are concerned about several long-term aspects of the Flint drinking water crisis and they're keeping close tabs on the unfolding situation.|Medium Read
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Intercultural solutions bring change to Gabon

In May 2015, Mohit Nahata, a PhD student of Johannes Schwank’s and a member of the REFRESCH team, spent two weeks in the village of Massenguelani in the rainforests of Gabon.|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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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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Fighting tuberculosis

The approved antibiotic regimens may be failing to eradicate tuberculosis bacteria too often. A computer model could help fight antibiotic resistance.|Medium Read
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Nanostructured sunscreen ingredient may prevent medical implant MRSA infections

About one million implanted medical devices are infected each year, and a common sunscreen ingredient might be able to prevent this. |Medium Read