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August 18, 2019


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

Traffic death rates higher in Northern Plains, South

While road safety nationwide has improved greatly in the last decade, traffic fatality rates are still generally higher in the Northern Plains and southern states than in the Northeast, Midwest and West, a University of Michigan researcher says.

July 24, 2014

Parents want info about circumcision, not directives

Most parents expect healthcare providers to answer their questions about circumcision, but they don’t want a specific recommendation on the procedure, according to a new University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health.

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.

July 16, 2014

University receives grant to support student-athlete mental health

 It has been said many ways: Being a student-athlete is as much about the mind as it is about the body.

But what happens when the extra pressures of winning, juggling packed schedules and keeping up with schoolwork and other demands prove to be too much?

July 14, 2014

Two CT-scanned Siberian mammoth calves yield trove of insights

CT scans of two newborn woolly mammoths recovered from the Siberian Arctic are revealing previously inaccessible details about the early development of prehistoric pachyderms.

In addition, the X-ray images show that both creatures died from suffocation after inhaling mud.

June 18, 2014

$1.5M grant expands undergraduate research opportunities

More than 3,700 additional U-M undergraduates will get real-world research experience over the next five years through a $1.5 million science, technology, engineering and math education grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

June 17, 2014

Program helps researchers develop tools for using big data

Just as fluency in statistics is considered a fundamental skill in many academic fields, organizers of the interdisciplinary Big Data Summer Camp think the ability to extract and analyze data from the Web soon will be indispensable to researchers across the social sciences.


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