• M-Air: New Outdoor drone complex

    An outdoor fly lab for testing autonomous aerial vehicles is coming to the University of Michigan’s College of Engineering this fall, adding to the university’s spate of advanced robotics facilities.

    Learn more about this aerial robotics test facility

  • Nanoparticles could spur better LEDs, invisibility cloaks

    In an advance that could boost the efficiency of LED lighting by 50 percent and even pave the way for invisibility cloaking devices, a team of University of Michigan researchers has developed a new technique that peppers metallic nanoparticles into semiconductors. It's the first technique that can inexpensively grow metal nanoparticles both on and below the surface of semiconductors.

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  • Jupiter-like planet discovered

    A U-M professor is part of a team that has discovered a giant, Jupiter-like planet that revolves around a star approximately 385 light years from the Sun.

    Learn about this discovery and the SPHERE consortium

  • New robotic lab tracking toxicity of Lake Erie algal bloom

    A new research tool to safeguard drinking water is now keeping a watchful eye on Lake Erie. This week, a robotic lake-bottom laboratory began tracking the levels of dangerous toxins produced by cyanobacteria that bloom each summer in the lake's western basin.

    Learn more about this collaborative project

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