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UM: ‘Photon Glue’ Enables New Quantum State That Could Mean Better Lighting, Solar Cells

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/28/2014

The ITER Tokamak fusion reactor will be nearly 30 meters tall, and weigh 23,000 tons. The very small man dressed in blue (bottom right) gives some idea of the machine's scale. The ITER Tokamak is made up of an estimated one million parts. / U.S. ITER

Matt’s Favorites: Tech Report Links, Fish Trouble, Fusion And More

So what’s the latest and greatest in science and technology? Well, first of all, you may have noticed that the Tech Report is shorter than normal in story count the past couple of days. That’s due to a glitch in our newsletter sending software that’s now being worked on by our tech wizards. In the meantime, never forget you can go straight to the Tech Report page and see all the stories we file every day.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/26/2013

UM President Mary Sue Coleman addresses her seventh annual Leadership Breakfast Tuesday in Ann Arbor. Matt Roush photo.

UM’s Coleman Touts UM Research Strength

ANN ARBOR — University of Michigan president Mary Sue Coleman hit numerous highlights of the school’s research and academic efforts Tuesday at her seventh annual Leadership Breakfast. Of course, when you have a research budget […]

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/30/2012


Know How Much You’re Texting While Driving? UM Study Says No

Texting while driving is a serious threat to public safety, but a new University of Michigan study suggests that we might not be aware of our actions.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/25/2012

UM: Starting Snoring During Pregnancy Could Indicate Risk For High Blood Pressure

Women who begin snoring during pregnancy are at strong risk for high blood pressure and preeclampsia, according to research from the University of Michigan.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/25/2012

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UM Researchers ID New Brain Mechanism That Causes People To Overeat

A part of the brain usually thought to control movement also may cause people to overeat, say University of Michigan researchers.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/23/2012

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Annual Research Spending At UM Rises 3 Percent To $1.27 Billion

The total volume of research at the University of Michigan rose by 3 percent to a record $1.27 billion—an increase of $37.5 million—in the fiscal year that closed on June 30, 2012.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/20/2012

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UM Study Analyzes Why People Won’t Stop Believing Falsehoods

“Most importantly, if the information fits with your prior beliefs, and makes a coherent story, you are more likely to use it even though you are aware that it’s incorrect.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/20/2012

UM Research: Extreme Upward Economic Mobility A Myth

The rhetoric is relentless: America is a place of unparalleled opportunity, where hard work and determination can propel a child out of humble beginnings into the White House, or at least a mansion on a hill. But the reality is very different, according to a University of Michigan researcher who is studying inequality across generations around the world.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/05/2012

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UM Study: Fiscal Crisis Causes More Suicides In Italy

The global financial crisis has contributed to an increase in the rates of suicide and attempted suicide for economic reasons in Italy, new research from the University of Michigan shows.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/20/2012