UM: 'Photon Glue' Enables New Quantum State That Could Mean Better Lighting, Solar CellsLike 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.
Matt's Favorites: Tech Report Links, Fish Trouble, Fusion And MoreSo 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.
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Know How Much You're Texting While Driving? UM Study Says NoTexting 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.
UM: Starting Snoring During Pregnancy Could Indicate Risk For High Blood PressureWomen who begin snoring during pregnancy are at strong risk for high blood pressure and preeclampsia, according to research from the University of Michigan.
UM Researchers ID New Brain Mechanism That Causes People To OvereatA part of the brain usually thought to control movement also may cause people to overeat, say University of Michigan researchers.
Annual Research Spending At UM Rises 3 Percent To $1.27 BillionThe 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.
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."
UM Research: Extreme Upward Economic Mobility A MythThe 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.
UM Study: Fiscal Crisis Causes More Suicides In ItalyThe 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.
UM Study: Michigan Courts Use HIV Disclosure Laws To Punish The PoorMichigan's felony HIV disclosure law is a tool to control and punish marginalized and poor individuals in criminal court cases, according to new University of Michigan findings.
Answer Isn't Always 'On The Tip Of The Tongue' For Older FolksHas your memory failed you today, such as struggling to recall a word that's "on the tip of your tongue?" If so, you're not alone.
Global Science: UM Prof Says U.S. Still In The GameGlobalization is a benefit to U.S. scientific achievement, not a threat. That's the conclusion of a new book that weighs the evidence from a number of recent surveys to answer its title question: "Is American Science in Decline?"
Food Fight Or Romantic Dinner? Communication In Couples Key To Improving Men's DietsMarried men will eat their peas to keep the peace, but many aren't happy about it, and may even binge on unhealthy foods away from home, according to new University of Michigan research.
'Fertilizing' Bone Marrow Helps Explain Why Some Cancer Spreads To BonesResearchers found that administering a common chemotherapy drug before bone tumors took root actually fertilized the bone marrow, enabling cancer cells, once introduced, to seed and grow more easily.