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September 30, 2014

Morphing wing

Morphing Wing | MconneX | MichEpedia

Michigan aerospace engineers are using new materials and techniques to allow airplane wings to flex and move more like bird wings. These morphing wings are still in the developing stages but may open the doors to lighter weight aircraft that are more agile than traditional airplanes. In this video, Dan Inman, professor and chair of the Department of Aerospace Engineering, predicts that morphing technology may first appear in unmanned drones and cargo vehicles, but even then, it may still be decades away.

September 29, 2014

Small wonder

Cascade, one of the five styles of single-tree bonsai, is among those on display at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens' collection. Combining elements of art, design and horticulture, bonsai has a rich history in Japanese culture. Learn more about the Matthaei collection, and leaf through the strictly defined styles of the genre in this photo slideshow.

September 26, 2014

Little Brown Jug

Jil Gordon paints the 2013 final score on the Little Brown Jug after U-M beat the University of Minnesota 42-13, marking the 100th game between the two schools. College football's oldest trophy game continues Saturday when the Wolverines host the Golden Gophers in the Big 10 opener. View a slideshow and learn more about the history of the Little Brown Jug in Michigan Today. (Photo courtesy of Greg Dooley,

September 25, 2014

Baby on board

Baby on Board | MconneX | MichEpedia

Child safety seats come in many different designs based on the child’s age and type of car in which they're riding, but some studies show that 63 percent to 90 percent of safety seats are misused. A recent study at the U-M Transportation Research Institute is helping parents make sure they’re correctly using the right seat at the right time. This video explores some of the issues related to child safety seats and how to address them.

September 23, 2014

George Gershwin's piano

George Gershwin's Piano: A Gift to the University of Michigan

In addition to the partnership established between the university and the families of George and Ira Gershwin, the Gershwin family has given to U-M a piano owned and played by George Gershwin. In this video, faculty members from the School of Music, Theatre & Dance discuss the piano, its role at U-M and how it was meticulously restored.