Science and Technology

  1. U-M, Samsung team up to bring advanced smartwatch tech to runners

    Researchers seek to provide insights and learnings around sweat loss and maximum oxygen consumption for runners by leveraging Galaxy Watch features.

  2. AI can predict certain forms of esophageal and stomach cancer

    In the U.S. and other western countries, a form of esophageal and stomach cancer has risen dramatically over the last five decades. Now a new artificial intelligence tool can accurately predict these forms of cancer at least three years prior to a diagnosis.

  3. AI tool developed by U-M helps optimize antibody medicines

    Machine learning points out why antibodies fail to stay on target and suggests better designs. Biotech is an ideal use of AI, experts say, as companies increasingly use it to optimize the next-generation of therapeutic antibodies.

  4. Cracking in lithium-ion batteries speeds up electric vehicle charging

    Rather than being solely detrimental, cracks in the positive electrode of lithium-ion batteries reduce battery charge time, a U-M research team reports. This runs counter to the view of many manufacturers, who try to minimize cracking because it decreases battery longevity.

  5. Largest U.S. investment in particle self-assembly seeks to deliver on nanotechnology’s promise

    With applications in transportation, energy, health care and more, the center includes African universities and creates opportunities for overlooked talent in the U.S.

  6. Dreaming and brain waves

    Professor Omar Ahmed’s lab explores how running, dreaming, and sleep are informed by communication between the left and right brain hemispheres.

  7. Wildfires, farming activities may be top sources of air pollution linked to increased risk of dementia

    No amount of air pollution is good for the brain, but wildfires and the emissions resulting from agriculture and farming in particular may pose especially toxic threats to cognitive health, according to U-M researchers in the School of Public Health. Given that the development of dementia could take a long time, researchers hope to provide evidence for policymakers to reduce exposures such emissions.

  8. An eye on the sky

    The Extremely Large Telescope (or ELT) could change everything we know about the universe — including how the first galaxies were created and where life on other planets may exist. And U-M is the only U.S. university involved in helping develop it.

  9. A surprisingly simple way to foil car thieves

    Skyrocketing vehicle theft rates have drawn attention to an inconvenient truth: the increasing amount of technology in our vehicles can make them more vulnerable to hacking or theft. U-M researchers have found a solution, though, leveraging perhaps the lowest-tech feature of today’s vehicles — the cigarette lighter.