October 21, 2014 —Taking inspiration from the microscopic rounded structures that creatures like starfish naturally grow to improve their limited vision, U-M researchers have succeeded in artificially creating smooth facet-less crystals with the potential to revolutionize everything from solar panels to LEDs.
Why federal college ratings won’t rein in tuition … What happens when we all live to 100? … U-M tops U.S. public universities in global ranking … Mad men: How to change the tide of domestic violence … Toxic algae cocktail brews in Lake Erie … Baby steps toward driverless cars deliver huge leaps in safety … More breast cancer patients should keep their healthy breasts.
October 17, 2014 — Changes in agricultural practices that use more phosphorus on the soil surface have increased runoff into Lake Erie, leading to the record algae blooms, which rendered tap water for half a million people in Ohio and Michigan undrinkable for several days this summer.
Large freshman class challenges U-M housing…U-M builds fake city to test driverless cars…Teenage girls face sexting dilemma…Cutting the poor out of welfare…Why daughters are better than sons, financially, that is…22 devastating effects of climate change…U-M forms technology consortium with other universities.
October 9, 2014 — U-M’s “MCubed” program, introduced in May 2012, made faculty members eligible for $20,000 credits that could be redeemed only if they worked with two other faculty members, including one outside their academic field, for a total credit of $60,000 per team. To date 31 “cubes” have secured $20-million in external support.
The 12 stupidest mistakes entrepreneurs make…New detector lets people ‘see’ radiation…Ford’s driverless car takes the wheel…Just say yes? The rise of study drugs in college…A global tax on the super-rich…Tweeting a killer migraine…hy the Great Lakes are changing & more.