Like a spring connecting two swings, light can act as a glue that binds together the quantum mechanical properties of two vastly different materials used for electronics. The effect could harness the most useful characteristics from each material for hybrid solar cells and high efficiency lighting.
A new study led by the University of Michigan says nutrient pollution into Lake Erie needs to be cut nearly in half to reduce the size of the annual Lake Erie “dead zone” to an acceptable level. Complicating matters: climate change is expected to make such reductions more difficult, and the rise of a type of phosphorous that algae really like to eat.
Dangerous levels of lead, other toxic metals and toxic flame retardants were found in most Mardi Gras beads tested by Ann Arbor’s Ecology Center.
Former kicker Brendon Gibbons was expelled for sexual misconduct last September; four years after an 18-year-old student accused Gibbons of raping her at a frat party.
The University of Michigan’s 2013 Sustainability Progress Reprot shows the university’s continuing successes in green education, research and operations.
Residents are expected to vote on a proposed public transit tax to raise nearly $4.4 million in annual funding to implement a five-year transit improvement plan.
From the world-changing to the humble to the just plain cool, dozens of business ideas were named winners of startup funding and grants totaling $113,000 Monday by the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business.
The business intelligence and analytics provider Qstride said it would open new offices in Ann Arbor and Vienna, Va.
Analysis released Wednesday by the Ann Arbor-based American Customer Satisfaction Index showed growing demand cut customer service levels and satisfaction with online retail in the 2013 holiday shopping season — even as satisfaction rose for traditional brick-and-mortar retail.
Three University of Michigan pathologists who developed software that could improve cancer diagnosis and treatment won a statewide entrepreneurship competition organized last week by the Center for Entrepreneurship at the UM College of Engineering.