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July 23, 2017

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March 31, 2017

Lasers can detect weapons-grade uranium from afar

A technique for detecting enriched uranium with lasers could help regulators sniff out illicit nuclear activities from as far as a couple of miles away.

It's hard enough to identify nuclear materials when you can directly scan a suspicious suitcase or shipping container. But if you can't get close?

March 31, 2017

Twisted semiconductors for future moving holograms

A smartphone display that can produce moving, holographic 3-D images will need to be able to twist the light it emits.

Now, researchers at the University of Michigan and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev have discovered a way to mass produce spiral semiconductors that can take that important, light-coiling step.

March 28, 2017

Study finds trust, satisfaction high in consensual open relationships

Monogamy is considered by many to kindle commitment, trust and love, but a new University of Michigan study finds that those in nonmonogamous relationships are just as happy.

Despite the stigma, heterosexuals in consensual open relationships report high levels of satisfaction and trust, as well as low levels of jealousy. 

March 28, 2017

IRWG announces 26 research awards for graduate students

The Institute for Research on Women and Gender and the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies have awarded funding to graduate students for wide-ranging projects related to women, gender and sexuality.

March 23, 2017

RNA Symposium March 31 to focus on personalized medicine

Leading researchers in personalized medicine diagnostics, therapeutics and health care with a focus on RNA will gather at the University of Michigan on March 31 for the annual RNA Symposium sponsored by the U-M Center for RNA Biomedicine.

March 22, 2017

Boys secure in their racial identity seek more diverse friendships

Kids often seek answers from parents, friends and media to better understand their racial identity.

Middle school boys who feel secure about their race during this ongoing information gathering will likely befriend diverse people, according to a new University of Michigan study.

March 16, 2017

Kota to receive 2017 Distinguished University Innovator Award

Professor Sridhar Kota has been selected to receive the Distinguished University Innovator Award for 2017 for an approach to engineering design that has led to the invention, development, flight-testing and commercialization of revolutionary shape-changing aircraft wings.

February 22, 2017

Study suggests need for new approach to unintended pregnancy

Contrary to prevailing thought, first-time mothers who receive more educational advantages at an early age are more likely to have their first birth result from an unintended pregnancy, a new University of Michigan study found.

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