Racing with the sun
The U-M Solar Car Team and its bullet-shaped vehicle Novum — Latin for "new thing" — will attempt to win the 2017 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, a biennial race across the Australian Outback that begins this weekend. More photos of the team in action.
Making fitness trackers work for you
Popular fitness trackers don't inherently make us move. Rather, it's the way that exercise makes us feel that ultimately motivates us to get active. In this video, Michelle Segar, director of the Sport, Health and Activity Research and Policy Center, explains how finding the right "why" and the right "way" will help people get the most out of their fitness tracker.
Precision Health at U-M
Precision Health at the University of Michigan, a new initiative that President Mark Schlissel announced Tuesday, will bring together researchers from across the university to facilitate new and exciting research on health solutions. In this video, the initiative's co-directors — Sachin Kheterpal, Gonçalo Abecasis and Eric Michielssen — discuss the goals of Precision Health, what it will do and how it promotes multidisciplinary collaboration.
Robots haven’t been equipped to deal with the changing elements of on-site construction work, but recently U-M researchers have developed modeling techniques that allow a robot to adjust to differences from a project’s original model and update its plan of action, all without additional programming. In this video, Vineet Kamat, professor of civil and environmental engineering, and doctoral candidate Kurt Lundeen explain the possibilities of this development.
Yoga in the Big House
Diane Barbeau, a yoga instructor for MHealthy, leads some of the more than 1,200 people who attended Yoga in the Big House at Michigan Stadium on Friday. The event, sponsored by MHealthy, Rec Sports, and University Health Service/Wolverine Wellness, is part of U-M's yearlong bicentennial celebration and showcased the university's ongoing commitment to personal well-being among faculty, staff and students. (Photo by Roger Hart, Michigan Photography.)