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January 19, 2016

IRWG announces six Faculty Seed Grant recipients

The Institute for Research on Women and Gender has awarded six seed grants for faculty projects on women, gender, and sexuality.

The IRWG grants support individual research activities, as well as collaborative projects, such as pilot studies or initial research efforts.

The 2016 recipients and their projects are:

January 15, 2016

Heat radiates 10,000 times faster at the nanoscale

When heat travels between two objects that aren't touching, it flows differently at the smallest scales — distances on the order of the diameter of DNA, or 1/50,000 of a human hair.

January 14, 2016

University, IBM partnering on artificial intelligence project

In an effort to help solve one of the grand challenges of artificial intelligence, the University of Michigan and IBM have launched a $4.5 million collaboration to develop a new class of conversational technologies that will enable people to interact more naturally and effectively with computers.

January 11, 2016

Ford, U-M testing autonomous cars in snow at Mcity

Typical autonomous vehicle sensors are useless on snow-covered roads, but researchers at U-M and Ford are collaborating on a solution.

In Michigan and on U-M's 32-acre Mcity simulated urban environment, they have conducted what they believe are the industry's first tests of autonomous vehicles in wintry conditions.

January 8, 2016

The gender gap in venture capital explored

Gender bias in venture capital, particularly in Silicon Valley, has grabbed a number of headlines with stories of challenges that women-led startups face.

December 16, 2015

Cigarillo use increases estimates of teen smoking rates by half

The percentage of teens who smoked tobacco in the past 30 days increased by more than half when cigarillos — small cigars or little cigars — are included with regular cigarettes as a form of tobacco use.

The finding supports concerns in the public health community that cigarillos are attracting new youth to tobacco use.

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