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U-M-led team analyzes North Korea nuclear weapon test

Nuclear nonproliferation consortium finds that North Korea is unlikely to have detonated a hydrogen bomb.|Medium Read
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A showcase of student innovation

The most ambitious and intense class projects of students’ undergraduate careers are showcased each semester at Design Expo. More than 100 teams display the prototypes they’ve spent months designing and refining. |Short Read
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Lie-detecting software uses real court case data

U-M researchers are building a unique lie-detecting software that works from studying real world data from real, high-stakes court cases.|Medium 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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Pile driver sensors

Pile driving produces thousands of impacts every day, a team at Michigan is hoping a new sensor can predict soil settlement before an accident occurs.|Short Read
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Mercury in the air

Michigan engineers have developed a method that works in tandem with electrostatic precipitators (ESPs), reducing the amount of mercury emitted into the air while at the same time not adding a separate process to an already complex power plant system.|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
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Thomas Chen earns NSF Graduate Research Fellowship for research in artificial neural networks for computer vision

Thomas and his group are working to improve upon artificial neural network design through a process called sparse coding.|Short Read

‘Bulletproof’ battery: Kevlar membrane for safer, thinner lithium rechargeables

New battery technology from the University of Michigan might be able to prevent the kind of fires that grounded Boeing 787s in 2013. The innovation is an advanced barrier between the electrodes in a lithium-ion battery.|Medium Read
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Make it earthquake proof

CEE researchers are looking into materials rarely used in the construction world for retro-fitting older structures and provide a type of affordable earthquake insulation barrier.|Short Read
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Avoiding buried utilities and excavation accidents

In order to prevent accidental utility damage, ensure the safety of construction workers and improve the excavation productivity, University of Michigan researchers have developed a new way to efficiently and safely operate an excavator using a new computer vision-based guidance system.|Medium Read
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Baby on board

Researchers at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) are working to make a better child safety seat. |Short Read