A new robotic prosthetic leg
A new robotic prosthetic leg prototype offers a more natural gait while also being quieter and more energy efficient than other designs. The key is the use of new small and powerful motors, originally designed for a robotic arm on the International Space Station.
For Michigan coyotes, “What’s for dinner” depends on what the neighbors are having. Coyotes in most of the Lower Peninsula are the “top dogs” in the local food chain, but in the Upper Peninsula, coyotes coexist with gray wolves and play a subordinate role in the food web.
At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent canceled in-person classes, arts faculty at U-M were forced to rethink their curriculum beyond the studio. While most classes relied on new technologies for course adjustments, Toby Millman turned to a more tried and true resource: the United States Postal Service.
MAGNIFYING THE MICROAMAZON
Deep in the Peruvian Amazon rainforest, microorganisms are thriving within a river so hot, it boils. U-M graduate student Rosa Vásquez is exploring the Boiling River’s ecosystem, searching for genetic clues that explain how these organisms have evolved to survive in their scalding surroundings.
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What's Your Reason?
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- Conforming to masculine norms may hinder men from seeking help
- Stephen Ross, Jeff Blau give $6M to launch diversity initiatives at Michigan Ross
- In short supply: Using AI to navigate out of a COVID treatment supply issue
- The fight for Detroit school children's constitutional right to literacy isn't over
- Social bonds in adulthood don't mediate early life trauma
- The Conversation: How COVID-19 might increase risk of memory loss, cognitive decline
- Faculty Q&A: When schools close their doors, who falls through the cracks?
- The Conversation: Deciding how/whether to reopen schools is complex—here's how rocket scientists would develop a plan
- Voting by mail, open meetings, banking: Students help communities with COVID-19 challenges
- Faculty Q&A: COVID-19 implications for the sharing economy companies
In The News
- Bloomberg Crowded villages show why virus cases are surging in rural India
- CNBC Governors roll back hours instead of reopenings as bars take blame for coronavirus surge
- Science Friday Mapping extreme microbes in the Amazon's boiling river
- Politico A growing side effect of the pandemic: Permanent job loss
Happening @ Michigan
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- Aug 8 Migrations: Fiber Notes from the Journey
- Aug 8 Citizens' Climate Lobby Monthly Meeting
- Aug 12 North Campus Mindfulness Meditation Drop-In (Online)
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All Michigan, all the time
There’s always something amazing happening at Michigan. Whether it’s on campus or around the world, our students, faculty, staff and alumni are out seizing the day as shown in the slideshow below.
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