The University of Michigan (U-M) was founded in 1817. The main campus is located in Ann Arbor, Michigan with campuses in Flint and Dearborn Michigan. The University of Michigan is a preeminent science and medical research institution. University of Michigan is a public institution that confers undergraduate degrees and advanced degrees in a host of subject areas. The Ann Arbor campus is comprised of 500 buildings and is noted for its world class studies. U-M is ranked 18 among the best universities world-wide by World University Rankings.
Is cheating on the field worse than cheating on a spouse? Some fans think so
Why did fans and sponsors such as Nike drop Lance Armstrong but stay loyal to Tiger Woods? Probably because Armstrong's doping scandal took place on the field, unlike Wood's off-the-field extramarital affairs, according to ...
Predators, parasites, pests and the paradox of biological control
When a bird swoops down and grabs a caterpillar devouring your backyard garden, you might view it as a clear victory for natural pest control.
Lower-cost navigation system developed for self-driving cars
A new software system developed at the University of Michigan uses video game technology to help solve one of the most daunting hurdles facing self-driving and automated cars—the high cost of the laser ...
Facebook still has most users, but other social media sites grow
Facebook remains the most popular social media site, by far, with 71 percent of online adults using the platform, according to a new survey by the Pew Research Center that involves researchers from the University ...
Do companies deliberately underreport environmental progress?
While some companies have been criticized for overstating their environmental credentials—a practice known as greenwashing—a new University of Michigan study has found that some do just the opposite
World's most complex crystal simulated
The most complicated crystal structure ever produced in a computer simulation has been achieved by researchers at the University of Michigan. They say the findings help demonstrate how complexity can emerge ...
How big data could reduce weather-related flight delays
Next year's holiday travelers may see fewer delays thanks to research now being conducted by a team of University of Michigan engineers.
Economic output less dependent on road transportation
For the past 10 years, motorization in the U.S. has been on the decline, due mainly to more telecommuting, greater use of public transit, increased urbanization of the population and changes in the ages of drivers.
Hurricane-forecast satellites will keep close eyes on the tropics
A set of eight hurricane-forecast satellites being developed at the University of Michigan is expected to give deep insights into how and where storms suddenly intensify—a little-understood process that's ...
Researchers to explore strategies for dealing with water-level changes in the Great Lakes
Extreme water-level fluctuations in the Great Lakes, including historic lows on lakes Michigan and Huron in 2013 and substantial upward trends in 2014, are creating serious challenges for many shoreline property ...
Sharing that crowded holiday flight with countless hitchhiking dust mites
As if holiday travel isn't stressful enough. Now University of Michigan researchers say we're likely sharing that already overcrowded airline cabin with countless tiny creatures including house dust mites.
45-year physics mystery shows a path to quantum transistors
An odd, iridescent material that's puzzled physicists for decades turns out to be an exotic state of matter that could open a new path to quantum computers and other next-generation electronics.
U-M releases online tool to help cities in Great Lakes region plan for climate impacts
Reduced water availability and quality, floods and problems related to heat stress are some of the potential impacts cities face with a changing climate.
Predators and isolation shape the evolution of 'island tameness,' providing conservation insights
Charles Darwin noted more than 150 years ago that animals on the Galapagos Islands, including finches and marine iguanas, were more docile than mainland creatures. He attributed this tameness to the fact ...
Most of Earth's carbon may be hidden in the planet's inner core, new model suggests
As much as two-thirds of Earth's carbon may be hidden in the inner core, making it the planet's largest carbon reservoir, according to a new model that even its backers acknowledge is "provocative and speculative."