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.
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.
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.
With $2 million from the U.S. Department of Energy, University of Michigan researchers aim to make the long-touted promise of algae as a biofuel source for diesel engines into a reality.
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.
Two key players in advanced transportation and mobility research at the University of Michigan are joining forces to more effectively move the sector into the 21st century in ways that are safe and sustainable.
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.
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.
A new study published by the Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research at the University of Michigan provides insights into decisions that Lake Erie anglers make regarding harmful algal blooms, or HABs.
College students’ use of marijuana was at the highest levels seen in the past three decades in 2016, and that trend remained true in 2017, according to the annual national Monitoring the Future Panel Study.
Individuals with weaker muscles do not typically live as long as their stronger peers, according to new research from the University of Michigan.
On the night of Jan. 16, a meteor burst in the skies over Michigan, producing a fireball that was seen by people across seven U.S. states and in Ontario province.
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.
An algorithm-based system that identifies telltale linguistic cues in fake news stories could provide news aggregator and social media sites like Google News with a new weapon in the fight against misinformation.
Without dramatic reductions in greenhouse-gas emissions, most of the planet's land-based ecosystems — from its forests and grasslands to the deserts and tundra — are at high risk of "major transformation" due to climate change, according to a new study from an international research team.
When compared to European Americans, Asian-American firstborns feel the additional burden of being cultural brokers and having to take care of their immigrant parents and young siblings at the same time, says a University of Michigan researcher.
Removing carbon dioxide from the air and turning it into useful products is the long-term goal of a new initiative at the University of Michigan.
Transforming and democratizing chip design. Engineering a reconfigurable computer. Improving wireless communication.
University of Michigan researchers and their partners predict that western Lake Erie will experience a harmful algal bloom of cyanobacteria this summer that is smaller than in 2017 but larger than the mild bloom in 2016.
IBM’s announcement that it had produced the world’s smallest computer back in March raised a few eyebrows at the University of Michigan, home of the previous champion of tiny computing.
Now, the Michigan team has gone even smaller, with a device that measures just 0.3 mm to a side — dwarfed by a grain of rice.