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May 28, 2015

Rumor-detection software IDs disputed claims on Twitter

A week after the Boston marathon bombing, hackers sent a bogus tweet from the official Twitter handle of the Associated Press. It read: "Breaking: Two Explosions in the White House and Barack Obama is injured."

April 16, 2015

High-tech robotics center coming to North Campus

A $54 million robotics center at the University of Michigan will help advance the field as researchers say it's reaching a tipping point — poised to deliver autonomous technologies that are woven into our everyday lives.

The Board of Regents approved the College of Engineering's new robotics building project Thursday.

April 2, 2015

Robotics Day links research and education in national hub

In transportation, health care, education and beyond, robots are changing lives, say the organizers of the fifth annual Michigan Robotics Day. And they're doing it from Michigan. 

Robotics Day is 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. April 9 at the North Campus Research Complex, Building 18, 2800 Plymouth Road.

February 4, 2015

U-M to help lead $5M 'VIP' program in STEM education

In an effort to drive systemic reform of education in science, technology, engineering and math, the College of Engineering is co-leading a national program that will give more undergraduates and master's students deep experience in faculty research.

December 11, 2014

New minor in naval engineering now available

The College of Engineering has begun offering a minor in naval engineering, administered by the Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (NAME). 

December 8, 2014

Doing away with lectures, exams, graded homework

The students sit at small tables of four to five, separated by whiteboards, waiting for questions to come up on their electronic devices, which are tapped into a program that knows which student is sitting in what seat.

November 19, 2014

Secure, free encryption of all websites is goal of new project

In an effort to reinvent and dramatically improve Internet security, U-M researchers have joined with Mozilla and other industry and nonprofit partners to soon offer free, automated and open website HTTPS encryption.

They're establishing a new certificate authority called Let's Encrypt, which will begin operating in summer 2015.

November 14, 2014

Microbot muscles: Chains of particles assemble and flex

In a step toward robots smaller than a grain of sand, University of Michigan researchers have shown how chains of self-assembling particles could serve as electrically activated muscles in the tiny machines.

August 11, 2014

Common Reading Experience inspires engineering students, faculty

From the Diag to Pierpont Commons, Michigan Engineering has installed a series of posters featuring the cover of a book, "The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind."

The posters ask engineers across campus one very important question: "What chapter are you on?"

July 28, 2014

Research team discovers source of the sky's X-ray glow

In findings that help astrophysicists understand our corner of the galaxy, an international research team has shown that the soft X-ray glow blanketing the sky comes from both inside and outside the solar system.

July 24, 2014

Researchers move toward ultimate light efficiency on the cheap

Researchers at the University of Michigan have taken a major stride toward perfectly efficient lighting that is also relatively inexpensive and simple to make. The same material can also reveal the presence of water by changing color.

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