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Science and Technology

My accidental conversion to nuclear power

In this personal essay, MT writer Madeline Strong Diehl chronicles her “accidental conversion” to nuclear power through an encounter with U-M’s Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Science students.

A global nuclear renaissance?

After a 30-year hiatus in new construction, a handful of U.S. utility companies are moving forward with plans to join a “nuclear renaissance” that seems to be affecting countries around the globe. Some 40 countries — mainly in the Middle East and Asia — have committed to enhancing or creating nuclear portfolios.

Dome room, Detroit Observatory, 2014. By Eric Bronson.

Starry, starry nights

A visit to U-M’s historic Detroit Observatory still stirs a sense of awe and adventure.