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July 15, 2018

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June 25, 2018

U-M researchers create world’s smallest ‘computer’

IBM’s announcement that it had produced the world’s smallest computer back in March raised a few eyebrows at the University of Michigan, home of the previous champion of tiny computing.

Now, the Michigan team has gone even smaller, with a device that measures just 0.3 mm to a side — dwarfed by a grain of rice.

May 17, 2018

'Harmless' cheating in the lab linked to misbehavior in real life

Breaking the rules.

Almost daily we hear about someone who has cheated to get ahead — students using a study app to get answers for a final exam, two more auto companies caught fudging on emissions data, and Facebook employees fired for taking private user data for the purposes of stalking.

May 16, 2018

Europa's plumes: New evidence from an old mission

Europa, a moon of Jupiter, has long been suspected of hiding a global ocean beneath its icy surface, and University of Michigan researchers have now found the strongest evidence yet to suggest it has plumes ejecting water from its subsurface into space.

May 14, 2018

Medicaid expansion leaves more money in recipients' pockets

Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act reduced out-of-pocket medical expenses, allowing the poorest Americans to allocate their money for other life necessities, according to a new University of Michigan study.

May 10, 2018

Even one automated, connected vehicle can improve safety, save energy

Connected cruise control uses vehicle-to-vehicle communication to let automated vehicles respond to multiple cars at a time in an effort to save energy and improve safety.

University of Michigan researchers have demonstrated its effectiveness on public roads, even when just one automated vehicle is moving among human-driven cars.

May 8, 2018

University part of project examining sleep consolidation

Sleep is one of our most essential needs, but we don't know precisely how it happens.

Specifically, researchers don't understand how adult humans consolidate their sleep into a single, approximately eight-hour bout.

May 1, 2018

Six research projects explore optimal performance and health

Research teams from across campus will share $800,000 in awards to explore projects ranging from elderly mobility and athlete hydration to wearable sensors and concussion diagnosis.

The University of Michigan Exercise and Sport Science Initiative awarded funding to six teams as part of its second round of pilot grants.

April 13, 2018

'Everything-repellent' coating could kidproof phones, homes

In an advance that could grime-proof phone screens, countertops, camera lenses and countless other everyday items, a materials science researcher at the University of Michigan has demonstrated a smooth, durable, clear coating that swiftly sheds water, oils, alcohols and, yes, peanut butter.

April 13, 2018

Scientists discover a role for 'junk' DNA

Researchers at the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute have determined how satellite DNA, considered to be "junk DNA," plays a crucial role in holding the genome together.

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