A new heat-resistant nanophotonic material has broken records for stability at high temperatures, and shows promise for use to turn heat into electricity. Research at the University of Michigan might be used for more efficient electricity production from thermal radiation. A team of chemical and materials science engineers developed the material, which can control flow…
News out of the University of Michigan today says that a new durable antimicrobial coating used on hard surfaces can kill the bacteria that causes COVID-19 in minutes. This coating could be used for other bacteria and viruses as well: A team of University of Michigan engineers and immunologists have developed the material, which proved…
A new study from the University of Michigan shows that local wind and solar jobs can fully replace the coal plant jobs that will be lost as the nation shifts from coal to clean energy for power generation over the next few decades. In 2019, 80,000 workers at more than 250 plants in 43 U.S. states…
A new nanomedicine out of the University of Michigan uses a protein that crosses the blood-brain barrier carrying a drug that kills tumor cells and another drug that activates the immune system to fight brain cancer. That’s the news along with an announcement of $2.38 million to test the new cancer treatment in mice in Ann Arbor. The new medicine is targeting the most aggressive form of brain cancer, glioblastoma. The funding comes from the National Institutes of Health to test the technology at the University of Michigan.
The University of Michigan is partnering with Facebook parent company Meta to build a social media data archive. The project intends to make the aggregated data useful to social scientists studying the impact of social media on society.
With consumer sentiment continuing a downward trend, falling 14.4% in June according to the University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers, many companies are tightening their belts. Inflation is outweighing income growth. How will inflation impact your company’s bottom line and, if you are the tech talent, your cost of living?
The University of Michigan’s enormous research enterprise contributed $97 million to Michigan’s economy over the past fiscal year, according to University of Michigan News sources. This supported employment and business development statewide. The report comes from the Institute for Research on Innovation and Science, which explored how university research spending impacts the economy.
Entropy is generally regarded as a force of chaos or disorder in physics. but it’s entropy that researchers at the University of Michigan are using to harness and assemble nanoparticle crystals for future use in creating designer materials that could be used in high-tech applications from healthcare to materials science.
The University of Michigan Board of Regents has just approved the creation of a new Department of Robotics for the university, a first among the nation’s top 10 engineering schools. According to the University of Michigan, “The new department will define robotics as a discipline, teaching students the skills needed to help drive a rapidly expanding field.” This marks a first among top engineering schools around the U.S. by creating a full department to focus on the advancing field of robotics as its own discipline.
University of Michigan students and faculty have just launched a student-run investment fund focused on supporting early-stage climate tech companies.