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.
Extremely short, configurable "femtosecond" pulses of light demonstrated by an international team could lead to future computers that run up to 100,000 times faster than today's electronics.
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.
Sound waves could be used to hack into critical sensors in a broad array of technologies including smartphones, automobiles, medical devices and the internet of things, University of Michigan research shows.
A University of Michigan startup that's developing a non-invasive way to remove diseased tissue from cancer patients using high-intensity ultrasound has attracted $8.3 million in Series B financing.
A new interdisciplinary health sciences resource center at the University of Michigan has received an $11.7 million award from the National Institutes of Health to advance regenerative medicine.
The crowds, competition for fewer resources and high cost of living can cause some people to think twice about residing in densely populated areas.
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.
During a bout of high-intensity drinking, a person might drink 10 or more drinks, and a recent Institute for Social Research study has found that this kind of drinking is reported mostly among college students.
Most Americans have some concerns that self-driving cars can be hacked to cause crashes, disable the vehicle in some way or even be used as weapons by terrorists, according to researchers at the University of Michigan.
When queued up for an event, to buy a latte or waiting for a bus, most people whip out their phones to pass the time — most often within seconds of arriving.
Climate change is likely to increase U.S. electricity costs over the next century by billions of dollars more than economists previously forecast, according to a new study involving a University of Michigan researcher.
Long-run labor market trends have not been favorable to many workers in the United States.
Changing technology and globalization have undermined the demand for the skills needed in traditional middle- and low-wage occupations, leading to stagnant wage growth and a gradual, but steady erosion of employer-sponsored health insurance.
As retirement funds have shifted from defined benefit to defined contribution, Americans are required to directly manage their own retirement plans, for which good investment advice is essential.
As the nation grapples with increasing reports of hate crimes against persons of color, and incidents and rhetoric reflecting a fear of immigrants, researchers who study the mental and emotional health of young people are turning to crowdfunding to find out quickly how these events are affecting college students of color.
Engaging with youth involved in or susceptible to violent extremism is key in helping the U.S. government understand — and combat— terrorist groups such as Al Qaeda and the Islamic State, according to a position paper published in the journal Science.
University of Michigan researchers will use Big Data from social media to gain new insights into economics and the way people communicate about parenting and politics under two recently funded research projects.
Researchers at the University of Michigan will use Big Data and mobile technology to learn how to predict when individuals will get diseases including depression and hepatitis C, and to unlock the potential of single-cell gene sequencing under three recently funded projects.
Workers with well-honed soft skills — time and stress management, problem-solving, communication and good teamwork, for example — tend to work at better firms and fetch higher wages.
Employer surveys suggest that this set of skills is just as highly demanded as technical know-how.
In research that could one day lead to advances against neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, University of Michigan engineering researchers have demonstrated a technique for precisely measuring the properties of individual protein molecules floating in a liquid.