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.
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.
Young people who are overexposed to antibacterial soaps containing triclosan may suffer more allergies, a U-M study suggests. It also found that exposure to BPA may cause health problems for adults.
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.
U-M's Allen Kim won the award from Entrepreneur magazine for his company Bebarang, a baby clothes rental service that ships parents brand-name outfits at a fraction of their original cost.
Looking for hopeful economic signs? Startups launched by students and faculty are transforming the way Michigan thinks about business.
Acclaimed poet, teacher and translator Khaled Mattawa has been awarded a United States Artist Fellowship for 2010. The Academy of American Poets called Mattawa "one of the most original, lyrical and intellectually challenging poets of his generation."
"Americans have long been viewed as exceptionally religious compared to other nations in the developed world," says a U-M researcher. But new findings suggest that Americans might not actually attend church as often as they say they do.
Parents and doctors should educate themselves and be cautious about the frequent use of these diagnostic tests for kids.
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.