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  1. Nanoscale engineering brings light-twisting materials to more extreme settings

    New manufacturing method builds tougher materials that were previously considered useless for twisting light into more robust optical devices.

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  2. Renewable grid: Recovering electricity from heat storage hits 44% efficiency

    Thermophotovoltaics developed at U-M can recover significantly more energy stored in heat batteries.

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  3. AI chips could get a sense of time

    Timekeeping in the brain is done with neurons that relax at different rates after receiving a signal; now memristors—hardware analogues of neurons—can do that too.

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  4. Costly gas separation may not be needed to recycle CO2  from air and industrial plants

    New study offers a pathway for fossil fuel-burning operations to capture emissions.

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  5. Racing hydrogen cars in Detroit

    Henderson Academy students used electrolyzers to produce hydrogen gas from water and power miniature fuel cell cars.

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  6. Zero-carbon maritime shipping by 2050: U-M joins partnership to advance sustainability goal 

    Michigan Engineering researchers lead a collaboration with the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping.

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  7. Managing screen time by making phones slightly more annoying to use

    Delaying a phone’s swiping and tapping functions forces users to think harder, making it easier for them to consider whether to keep scrolling.

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  8. New $14.5M center to help US Navy overcome emerging challenges

    The center will connect faculty, students, postdocs and US Navy engineers, building a community to find cutting-edge solutions to naval and marine engineering issues.

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  9. Snowfall and drought: $4.8M field campaign will improve forecasts in western US, led by U-M

    A mountaintop laboratory and a suite of radar instruments will study winter storms from large-scale cloud movement down to individual snowflakes in an NSF-funded project.

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  10. New dean at Michigan Engineering takes the helm in August

    Karen Thole is a mechanical engineer who has advanced sustainable aviation and diversity.

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