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Science and Technology

  1. Innovative algae research keeps students in state

    Greenest of the green movements attracts brightest of the bright PhD students.

  2. Winged wonders

    Video: Soaring into the future with unusual, autonomous, and unmanned aircraft.

  3. Insect cyborgs may become first responders, search and monitor hazardous environs

    A fascinating new invention could make it possible to use living insects, equipped with tiny battery packs and electronics, to enter hazardous environments and send back data and even video safely to first responders.

  4. The secret life of dust

    What do dust storms have in common with the prospects of finding life on Mars, and a multi-billion dollar problem for the electronics industry? U-M professor Nilton Renno has the answers.

  5. Groupon's brain trust

    The Michigan alums who built “the fastest growing company ever.”

  6. U-M startup wins Clean Energy Prize

    A startup company built on the inventions of graduate students in UM-Dearborn Prof. Pravansu Mohanty won the 2011 Clean Energy Prize.

  7. Electrified

    Cristi Landy is part of GM’s big bet on plug-in technology and the Chevy Volt.

  8. Teens experience engineering at U-M Detroit Center

    More than 100 high school students from across the city are building robots in the University of Michigan Detroit Center, thanks to the Michigan Engineering Zone.

  9. Sustainable mobility

    Automakers at the 2010 North American International Auto Show have big hopes for their new vehicles—hipper, more fuel-efficient, environmentally sound cars.