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  1. Hacking into homes: Security flaws found in SmartThings connected home system

    New vulnerabilities form when hardware like electronic locks, thermostats, ovens, sprinklers, lights and motion sensors are networked and set up to be controlled remotely.

  2. Students earn prizes for improving image processing techniques in EECS 556 (Winter 2016)

    The course covers the theory and application of digital image processing, with applications in biomedical images, time-varying imagery, robotics, and optics.

  3. Walter Lasecki and collaborators win Best Paper at W4A

    The paper explores how automated speech recognition and crowd-sourced human correction and generation of transcripts can be traded off to improve accuracy and latency.

  4. “Trojan horse” Nanoparticle can halt asthma, allergies

    In an entirely new approach to treating asthma and allergies, a biodegradable nanoparticle acts like a Trojan horse, hiding an allergen in a friendly shell to convince the immune system not to attack it.

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  5. Lights Out

    The power goes out. The aurorae stretch to the tropics. Could a major solar storm mean a year without electricity?

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  6. GridWatch named finalist in Vodafone’s eighth annual Wireless Innovation competition

    GridWatch can detect power outages by monitoring changes to its own power state, locally verifying these outages using a variety of sensors that reduce the likelihood of false power outage reports, and corroborating actual reports with other phones through data aggregation in the cloud.

  7. G is for Google

    Larry Page changed the web forever in 1998, now he wants to change the world.

  8. Volunteers bring M-HEAL solutions to Peru

    Each day the students set up a mobile clinic with a doctor from a partner organization, reaching as many 600 community members while in Cusco.

  9. New Toyota autonomous vehicle hub boosts region’s leadership in transforming mobility

    In a step that bolsters the region’s strong driverless technology development ecosystem, U-M will be collaborating with Toyota to establish an autonomous vehicle research base in Ann Arbor.

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  10. Engineering a better life for people with diabetes

    Hygieia automates and streamlines diabetes treatment, a disease affecting over 29 million Americans.