Now that virtual work and schooling have become prevalent, what’s the next big draw to keep people online to socialize, too?
Will photo and video sharing naturally develop towards interaction in fully immersive environments? Personal safety and information security regimes will have to develop in tandem with new modes of interactivity, along with plans to provide access to every community as even more transactions move online.
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The new approach moves energy efficiently and could reduce energy losses converting light into electricity.
A peel-off patterning technique could enable more fragile organic semiconductors to be manufactured into semitransparent solar panels at scale.
What should a robot do when it cannot trust the model it was trained on?
Built to handle falls, and with two extra motors in each leg, the new robot will help U-M roboticists take independent robotic walking to a whole new level.
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Understanding how to design better catalysts could enable sustainable energy tech and make everyday chemicals more environmentally friendly.
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Work for the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy will develop a policy roadmap to safe, low cost water services.
In preparation for climate adaptation in water-stressed areas, researchers will assess how well existing treatment systems prepare water for reuse.
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Researchers from four U.S. institutions aim to pull the best from control theory and machine learning to build safer mobile, intelligent systems.
Virtual copies of nuclear reactors could enable smarter maintenance for current reactors and more automation for advanced reactors.
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Voxel51 uses AI processing to identify and track objects and activities through video clips.
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Communities will have varied tolerances for the acreage occupied by renewables. A new study quantifies the land needed for different options.
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The Department of Energy will support research into better heat exchangers as well as improved predictions for neutron physics and radiation damage.
Now that it’s understood, researchers are on their way to preventing this type of degradation in nuclear power plants.
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Rather than just slowing down a charged particle moving through a plasma, friction can also push from the side in a strong magnetic field.
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University of Michigan researchers are developing better plasma technology that can destroy PFAS compounds
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Highlights include Newsweek and The Conversation.
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Concrete and construction aggregates could be carbon negative and dollar positive while sustainable aviation fuel and methanol could also turn a profit.
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System developed at the University of Michigan saves time and money in the race to create better batteries for the electric vehicle revolution
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Improved heat-trapping materials for solar thermal energy could help the U.S. meet its goal of cutting solar energy costs in half by 2030.
As battery makers race to keep up with demand, a quick and inexpensive step can save money and time in development.
University of Michigan leads a collaboration of academic, municipal and private institutions to advance a renewable methane ecosystem.
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Researchers estimate that there was an 80% carbon footprint reduction when using renewable hydrocarbon biofuels instead of traditional petroleum-sourced fuels
The new approach could enable farmers to produce ammonia on-site, and also reduce CO2 emissions from fertilizer production.
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Highlights include the Los Angeles Times.
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Highlights include Vox and the New York Times.
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University of Michigan researchers lay out hurdles for tech that could double EV range.
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Highlights include NPR, Popular Science and The Conversation.
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Highlights include The Conversation, MLive and the Washington Post.
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The global move to advanced materials and electric powertrains requires a re-evaluation of how we recycle vehicles.
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The upside is that simple fixes will have a big impact
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Rising temperatures, increased CO2 will drive trees, grasses, weeds to produce more pollen.
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In a perspective piece for Washington Post, Richard Rood says response to climate change requires an adaption mindset in addition to mitigation efforts.
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In The Conversation, Chris Ruf explains how CYGNSS can find the source ocean microplastics and aid in future clean up.
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Study sheds light on the future of the massive Thwaites Glacier.
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Ocean wind tracker is finding new uses for inland studies.
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By zeroing in on different high-latitude regions around the globe, researchers reveal what global averages mask.
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Two experts say the new law could correct historical infrastructure disparities.
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The gift represents a cross-discipline approach to sustainability and equity.
Highlight include The Detroit News.
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How would Enbridge shut down the controversial pipeline and construct a replacement tunnel?
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In The Conversation, experts break down what’s needed to make CO2 in concrete work on a wide scale to curb global emissions.
Systems featuring a ‘membrane-aerated biofilm reactor’ can also remove more nitrogen from treatment plant discharges.
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New study is the first in-depth analysis of the environmental performance and benefits of large-scale urine recycling relative to conventional wastewater treatment and fertilizer production.
Transformative pilot project in Detroit could help cities across U.S. deal with overdue pipeline upgrades.
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Glen Daigger and his research team are developing a biological system that can capture the phosphorus in the water without use of chemicals.
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The nanofibers recycled from Kevlar vests are harnessed in a biomimetic design to help solve a battery’s longevity problem.
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By reflecting nearly all the light they can’t turn into electricity, they help pave the way for storing renewable energy as heat.
‘The trends we see in the making and consuming of single-use goods, particularly plastic, could have lasting negative effects on the circular economy.’
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Vehicles that perceive obstacles that aren’t really there could cause traffic accidents.
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The frame in which a human marks out the boundaries of an object makes a huge difference in how well AI software can identify that object through the rest of the video.
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Highlights include Wired and Popular Science.
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Johanna Mathieu is one of four principal investigators on a project to improve home energy efficiency and to lower monthly utility bills.
Part of the team that brought us the world’s smallest computer in 2015 brings the future of computing technology into the present.
The researcher-entrepreneur who helped bring OLED displays to the masses envisions a future of efficient lighting and next-gen solar power.
In an approach that won’t disrupt consumers, researchers will tackle two of the biggest issues in the energy industry.
Cold-weather-friendly formula foils snow/ice accumulation in Alaska test.
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The project could pave the way for compact quantum computing and communications as well as efficient UV lamps for sterilization and air purification.
High-efficiency but fragile molecules for converting light to electricity thrive with a little protection.
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“Our discovery is a real game-changer. I’ve never seen such stability.”
An interdisciplinary team from four universities are developing a new class of semiconductors for novel artificial photosynthesis and the production of clean chemicals and fuels using sunlight, as part of a DoD MURI
Plasma science has the potential to speed advances in medicine, energy, electronics and more—including helping us deal with pandemics.
Transparent solar panels on windows could take a bite out of a building’s electricity needs.
PhD student Trevor Odelberg is looking to enable long range, highly reliable, and low-power cellular IoT devices that one day can run entirely on harvested energy, reducing battery waste and empowering devices to last for decades.
PhD students Sijia Geng, Bahareh Hadidian, and Nasimeh Heydaribeni will participate in the intensive workshop that brings together outstanding women and gender minorities interested in pursuing academic careers in EECS.
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Centralizing available data in the intelligent systems community through a COmputer Vision Exchange for Data, Annotations and Tools, called COVE.
Five multidisciplinary research teams are working on projects to assist with the coronavirus outbreak and to help find solutions to pressing problems.
K-5 teachers and students throughout Michigan are building thriving learning communities online by using free deeply-digital, standards-aligned curricula and platform developed by the U-M Center for Digital Curricula.
The system can add more flexibility to task management apps to help learning users make informed decisions about their time.
The team will use fMRI to identify some of the underlying processes that occur when a code reviewer weighs in on a piece of software and its author.
Secrets lurk in the dark web, the 95 percent of the internet that most of us can’t see. One U-M professor is bringing some of those secrets to light, making the digital and the real world a little safer.
CSE students and faculty will collaborate as a part of a larger team to help respond to the crisis.
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.
He has built software systems for information extraction, database integration, and feature engineering and applied these to problems in the social sciences.
Prof. Mozafari is passionate about building large-scale data-intensive systems that are more scalable, more robust, and more predictable.
The software enables users to ask questions about the hosts and networks that compose the Internet and get an immediate reply.
The paper proposes an interactive natural language interface for relational databases, which enables novice users to construct complex queries.
100+ researchers from across the University of Michigan and from industry gathered on North Campus for the third U-M Workshop on Data Mining.