Archive for January, 2011
Looking for hopeful economic signs? Startups launched by students and faculty are transforming the way Michigan thinks about business.
At U-M’s marine hydrodynamics lab, artist and inventor Anthony Reale is testing a portable generator, based on the shape of the basking shark’s mouth, that provides electrical power from river currents.
Faculty fight human trafficking; an alum breaks electoral ground while another takes charge of video games; U-M’s education scholars find better ways to train teachers; Wolverine hoopsters come with NBA pedigrees; and more.
Brady Hoke is the new coach of the Michigan football team. Hoke spent eight seasons in Ann Arbor as a key member of the Wolverines’ defensive coaching staff before embarking on his head coaching career, which took him to Ball State and San Diego State universities.
Plus: Autumn sports ups and downs, from football to volleyball to soccer’s unlikely run at a title.
The right material wrapped around your car’s exhaust system could one day scavenge heat that would otherwise be wasted, turning it into energy to warm the cabin or recharge the battery. That’s the work being done by U-M scientists using materials with the peculiar name skutterudites.