While organizers of the Positive Tech conference focus their work on mobile delivery of well-being services, smartphones are proving to be valuable delivery tools and sources of data for researchers across campus in a number of other fields.
Here are two undisputed facts of American life today: Almost everybody has a smartphone, and smartphones can do almost anything you want them to do.
In a Detroit neighborhood shared by Bangladeshi, Polish immigrants, longtime African-American residents and young artists, something is happening.
Neighbors come out of their houses to watch, and even to help.
MCubed, the university's one-of-a-kind funding program designed to spark innovative research without traditional peer review, will be renewed for another two-year cycle.
The University of Michigan announced Monday that fiscal year 2014 was a record-breaking year of tech transfer performance as reflected in the number of new inventions, agreements and startups launched — all derived from U-M research discoveries.
Leaders from the new Office of Digital Education and Innovation are calling on faculty to submit proposals to develop massive open online courses, known as MOOCs.
A U-M engineering professor whose work on energy-scavenging sensors that could help herald the Internet of Things has been honored by a national magazine.
A diverse group of companies will be the founding partners in U-M's Mobility Transformation Center, a major public-private initiative that aims to revolutionize the movement of people and goods in society.
An expected 1,000 student hackers from across the country will be on North Campus on Friday for MHacks IV, a leading student-run hackathon that has helped to spawn what might be considered a new sport for tech-minded college students nationwide.
As the digital age has changed the way students learn and interact with the world, U-M has encouraged faculty to explore creative ways to enhance the student experience through personalized, engaged and lifelong learning.
The University of Michigan is spearheading development of what is believed to be first-of-its-kind technology to help people who have been charged with minor offenses interact with courts online, without needing to hire an attorney.
What started as a way for a frustrated fisherman to improve fly casting could soon be used by everyone from weekend athletes to professional tennis players under a deal between the University of Michigan and the Wilson Sporting Goods Co.
Once a month for about a year, business professor Bill Lovejoy emailed strangers and invited them out for coffee. His overtures all went to fellow U-M faculty members. The agenda was straightforward: Let's talk about our research for half an hour with no other expectations and see what ideas come of it.
The University of Michigan's Mobility Transformation Center on Tuesday announced key industry leaders from a variety of sectors — including Bosch, Econolite, Ford, General Motors, Toyota and Xerox — have joined the center as its initial industry partners.
Zach Hwang knows first-hand how hot it can get riding motorcycles under a summer sun — try it wearing a helmet and a leather jacket.
A U-M startup developing drugs to target gene fusions that drive many common cancers such as breast, colon, prostate and lung has signed a research and license agreement with a California biopharmaceutical company.
A growing partnership between U-M and a company in Dexter is a model for how university-to-business ties can produce significant mutual benefits.
A different kind of jet-lag mobile app released Thursday by University of Michigan mathematicians reveals previously unknown shortcuts that can help travelers snap their internal clocks to new time zones as efficiently as possible.
PsiKick, an ultra-low-power wireless sensor company co-founded by a U-M professor, has completed Series A, or first-round, funding.
Numerous government and corporate speakers extolled the benefits of increased shale gas production to the American economy, while urging that efforts continue to provide environmental protections, at a Washington, D.C., symposium led by U-M.