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Science and Technology

  1. A ‘menacing, alien machine’

    The coronavirus’ spiky ball tells a story, and if people understood it better they might feel more confident about defeating it, says the scientist who founded U-M’s BioArtography Project.

  2. The COVID-19 curve has unflattened. Fast. Now what?

    Pandemic historians who showed the power of efforts to ‘flatten the curve’ say it will take all-out effort by individuals, industry, and elected officials to reduce death and suffering until vaccines are available.

  3. Discovery may lead to better anti-obesity treatments

    Researchers have unveiled the precise shape of a key player in human metabolism, which could open the door to better treatments for obesity and other metabolic disorders.

  4. “It is now easier to hear Earth’s voice”

    Michigan Stadium seismometer captures eerie quiet since COVID-19 lockdowns and stay-at-home orders were issued in March.

  5. April 2020: Coronavirus and U-M

    Global community rallies to raise funds, PPE, & more. Plus: Campus roundup of news, research, and resources in U-M’s fight against COVID-19.

  6. Probing tech’s soft underbelly

    Professor Kevin Fu is a master at tricking electronic devices into seeing false realities. But his scientific shenanigans are designed to help, not harm.

  7. Live public street cams track social distancing

    A University of Michigan startup is tracking social distancing behaviors in real time at some of the most visited places in the world.

  8. Researchers go all in to fight coronavirus

    The University ramps up research efforts to understand and stem the effects of the global COVID-19 health crisis.

  9. Tracking COVID in wastewater

    We don’t know much about how coronaviruses behave and move through the environment. U-M and Stanford engineers aim to change that.