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May 23, 2014

Internet of things

Powering the Internet of Things | MconneX | MichEpedia

A gym shirt that tells an app your body temp and heart rate. Plant fertilizer that reminds your cell phone when it was time to water. The Internet of things will soon make items like these a reality. But how to power those trillions of devices, and what to do with the hundreds of millions of batteries that will disposed of each day as a result? In this video, David Wentzloff, associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science, explains how ultra low-power wireless integrated circuits and systems can save energy in processing power.

May 21, 2014

Childhood obesity

Parents of overweight kids more likely to give schools failing grades for fighting obesity

Parents — especially those of overweight children — give schools a failing grade for efforts to encourage healthy habits that combat childhood obesity, according to a new U-M poll. In this video, Dr. Matthew Davis, director of the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health, discusses the poll's findings.

May 20, 2014

Performance art and research

Professor Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes

Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes, associate professor and director of Latino/a studies, talks about his new book "La abolición del Pato" and ways to integrate performance art into research. He has a special interest in Puerto Rican literature and gay culture, and stages his own solo performances with dolls to tell the story of slavery and homosexuality in Puerto Rico and other parts of Latin America.

May 19, 2014

Local food

Local Food, Ann Arbor, and the Washtenaw Food Hub

For those who support and participate in the "local food" movement, a basic challenges lies in keeping a sense of  “smallness” as food entrepreneurs “scale up” their operations. In this video, Ethan Schoolman, a research fellow at the Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise and the School of Natural Resources and Environment, discusses the impact of local food and the options for scaling it up to meet the needs of under-served populations.