• Getting the lead out: Data science and Flint pipes

    FLINT, Mich.—Copper or lead? It’s the burning question in Flint as the painstaking process to find, remove and replace lead pipes continues this summer. University of Michigan students and professors, working with the city, helped answer that question with data science that predicts which homes have lead pipes. They estimated that three out of four Read more

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  • Battery breakthrough: Doubling performance with lithium metal that doesn’t catch fire

    ANN ARBOR—A rechargeable battery technology developed at the University of Michigan could double the output of today’s lithium ion cells—drastically extending electric vehicle ranges and time between cell phone charges—without taking up any added space. By using a ceramic, solid-state electrolyte, engineers can harness the power of lithium metal batteries without the historic issues of Read more

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  • Intel processor vulnerability could put millions of PCs at risk

    ANN ARBOR—A newly discovered processor vulnerability could potentially put secure information at risk in any Intel-based PC manufactured since 2008. It could affect users who rely on a digital lockbox feature known as Intel Software Guard Extensions, or SGX, as well as those who utilize common cloud-based services, a new report says. Researchers at the Read more

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  • Equifax data breach: Consumers heard about it but took little action

    ANN ARBOR—When the Equifax data breach impacting nearly 147 million people occurred just over a year ago most consumers took little to no action to protect themselves despite the risk of identity theft, University of Michigan researchers found. In comprehensive interviews with 24 consumers, a team of researchers at the U-M School of Information led Read more

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  • A record number of Americans watched the 2017 solar eclipse—and sought science afterward

    ANN ARBOR—The 2017 total solar eclipse spurred a flurry of interest about solar eclipses, according to the final report of a survey led by the University of Michigan. A follow-up survey of American adults who viewed the August 2017 total solar eclipse showed that the eclipse drove people to gather information about 16 times in Read more

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  • Dispatching business expertise to Michigan companies: U-M helps UP firm grow sales

    Neuvokas Corp., a manufacturer in Ahmeek, Mich., a village with a population of about 200 in the Upper Peninsula, could have been among the more than half of manufacturing startups that fail in Michigan. But with its forward-looking leadership and the support of the Economic Growth Institute at the University of Michigan, its sales increased Read more

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  • U-M alum: Brewery Vivant sustains people, planet, profit

    ANN ARBOR—When Kris Spaulding started Brewery Vivant, she did so mindful of the possibilities to create a sustainable business with inspiration sparked at the University of Michigan. “At Michigan, I developed a more well-rounded perspective of what it means to be a good citizen of the world,” she said. Spaulding and her husband, Jason, co-founded Read more

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  • U-M exhibition challenges traditional understanding of African arts and cultures

    ANN ARBOR—More than ever in the age of globalization, ideas fluidly cross geographic, generational, and cultural boundaries. “Beyond Borders: Global Africa,” an exhibition that opened this month at the University of Michigan Museum of Art, seizes this moment by repositioning Africa and its artists at the center of complex cross-cultural exchange for centuries. Bringing together Read more

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  • U-M students provide free dental care to special needs campers in Michigan’s UP

    ANN ARBOR—Every summer, the campers at Bay Cliff Health Camp gather on the grounds in picturesque Big Bay in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, taking turns around the flagpole, exploring the water and nature—and climbing in the dental exam chair. For three weeks, the kids and students from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry Read more

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