Electric Field Solutions, a U-M startup that uses technology first developed for measuring electric fields caused by dust storms on the surface of Mars, has been acquired by Premier, a gas and electrical industries service company.
Just weeks after a new minor in entrepreneurship opened to all students at U-M, a new campaign to celebrate student innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship kicks off across campus Thursday with the ICE Winter Blast.
A list on a whiteboard tells the children what they can do this day. Among the options: LEGOs, K'Nex, LittleBits, stencils on clothing, poster or card creation, stop-motion animation and Snap Circuits.
Since its inception in February 2013, MHacks, the university's semi-annual event that helped spark the nation's college hackathon movement, has grown from a just-for-fun challenge to a sophisticated operation that draws big sponsors and students from a variety of backgrounds.
Members of the university community have until Feb. 2 to put forward their favorite examples of outstanding teaching by nominating them for the 2015 Provost's Teaching Innovation Prize.
In its seventh year, the competition will award $5,000 to up to five faculty projects.
A 32-acre "mini-city," designed expressly for testing connected and automated vehicle systems and other emerging 21st-century smart-city technologies, is taking shape on North Campus.
Three U-M researchers have been named fellows of the National Academy of Inventors.
An entrepreneurial education will be available to all U-M students beginning in January with a new 15-credit minor in entrepreneurship that aims to attract students from diverse areas of study.
The world's largest student pitch competition is helping to spread the spirit of entrepreneurship across U-M and beyond. The 1,000 Pitches contest, which began at U-M seven years ago, has grown to six campuses across the country, and this year it gathered more than 7,500 ideas.
The spaghetti-like internal structure of most plastics makes it hard for them to cast away heat, but a U-M research team has made a plastic blend that does so 10 times better than its conventional counterparts.
It's not Hollywood. But the staged factory floor setting just 4 miles south of Central Campus and the workshops presented there are drawing great reviews.
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.
The University of Michigan signed an agreement with PDL BioPharma Inc. to sell a portion of its royalty interest in Cerdelga (eliglustat) capsules, a first-line oral treatment for adults with Gaucher disease type 1.
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.