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November 13, 2018

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November 5, 2018

Q&A: Elections forensics help gauge legitimacy of outcomes

Voters will have their voices heard during Tuesday's midterm elections. Walter Mebane, professor of political science and statistics, is an expert on election forensics, a field devoted to using statistical methods to determine whether the results of an election accurately reflect the intentions of the electors.

October 31, 2018

U-M part of $6.8M initiative to enable American laser renaissance

In an effort to improve American competitiveness in high-intensity laser research, the U.S. Department of Energy has established LaserNetUS, a $6.8 million initiative that involves the University of Michigan — one of the field’s pioneers.

October 22, 2018

U-M researchers update device to quickly sniff out gases

University of Michigan researchers have refined a gas-sniffing device so it can detect poisonous gases and explosives in less than half a second.

The laser-based method could be used as a security device in airports or to monitor for pollutants or toxins in the environment.

October 10, 2018

Project measures crowd response at home football games

While the University of Michigan football team was trouncing Nebraska on Sept. 22 at the Big House, a small digital seismometer inside a Michigan Stadium storage closet recorded all the ground shaking generated by the sellout crowd of 111,037.

October 10, 2018

Tool measures ‘iffy’ news on social media in time for '18 election

As the crucial midterm election approaches, the University of Michigan Center for Social Media Responsibility offers media and the public a tool to help monitor the prevalence of fake news on social media through a Platform Health Metric called the Iffy Quotient.

October 10, 2018

Unique Mcubed research funding program begins third cycle

Millions of dollars in seed grants for bold, boundary-crossing work is available to faculty members as U-M launches the third round of Mcubed, a unique funding program that has more than tripled its investment since it launched in 2012.

September 27, 2018

MKit developers hope app curtails sexual violence on campus

Most university sexual violence interventions target incoming freshmen, which makes sense, since first-year students are most at risk.

But it also means the initial intervention may not be reinforced for those students in subsequent years — something researchers at the School of Nursing hope to change.

September 24, 2018

Community greening efforts help reduce violent crime

Efforts to beautify vacant lots in the city of Flint have made neighborhoods more appealing but have also reduced assaults and violent crime by 40 percent, according to a new study by University of Michigan.

September 14, 2018

Treadmill desks don’t hinder thinking but can hamper memory

If you’ve ever tried to recall a recently learned phone number while using a treadmill workstation, you know it can be tough. That’s because working memory isn’t as efficient when using a treadmill workstation as when sitting or standing, a new University of Michigan study found.

September 4, 2018

Receptor protein in the brain controls the body's fat 'rheostat'

Scientists at the University of Michigan and Vanderbilt University have identified the function of a protein that has been confounding metabolism researchers for more than two decades. And it may have implications both for treating obesity and for understanding weight gain during pregnancy and menopause.

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