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.
A new laser paradigm: An electrically injected polariton laser
Engineering researchers at the University of Michigan have demonstrated a paradigm-shifting "polariton" laser that's fueled not by light, but by electricity.
Fracking brings economic boost, but risks raise concerns
Most Michigan and Pennsylvania residents say fracking is good for the economy, but have concerns about chemicals used and other environmental risks, according to a University of Michigan survey.
Nano-breakthrough: Solving the case of the herringbone crystal
Leading nanoscientists created beautiful, tiled patterns with flat nanocrystals, but they were left with a mystery: Why did some sets of crystals arrange themselves in an alternating, herringbone style? To ...
Exotic atoms hold clues to unsolved physics puzzle at the dawn of the universe
An international team of physicists has found the first direct evidence of pear shaped nuclei in exotic atoms. The findings could advance the search for a new fundamental force in nature that could explain ...
Live and learn: Most GenXers continue their education
More than one in every 10 members of Generation X are enrolled in classes to continue their formal educations, according to a new University of Michigan study released today. In addition, 48 percent of GenXers take continuing ...
PEDOT:PSS: Improving thermoelectric materials that convert heat to electricity and vice-versa
Thermoelectric materials can be used to turn waste heat into electricity or to provide refrigeration without any liquid coolants, and a research team from the University of Michigan has found a way to nearly double the efficiency ...
Divide and define: Clues to understanding how stem cells produce different kinds of cells
The human body contains trillions of cells, all derived from a single cell, or zygote, made by the fusion of an egg and a sperm. That single cell contains all the genetic information needed to develop into ...
Fuel economy in the US drops from recent high
Fuel economy of new vehicles sold in the U.S. slipped last month for the first time this year, say researchers at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute.
Blowing the whistle on bad behavior takes more than guts
(Phys.org) —Our work environments play a bigger role than previously thought when it comes to reporting unethical behavior, according to University of Michigan researcher.
Consumer confidence withstands Boston bombing
The overall level of consumer confidence declined in April from March, but was identical to last April's reading, according to University of Michigan economist Richard Curtin, director of the Thomson Reuters/University ...
Fossil shells and new geochemical technique provide clues to ancient climate cooling
Using a new laboratory technique to analyze fossil snail shells, scientists have gained insights into an abrupt climate shift that transformed the planet nearly 34 million years ago.
Weather data scrutiny spurs government efficiency
When the National Weather Service data indicates the temperature reached 75 degrees on a given day, can you believe it?
The bigger the group, the smaller the chance of interracial friendship, research finds
The larger the group, the smaller the chance of forming interracial friendships, a new University of Michigan study shows.Published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the study examines how the size o ...
Women active in feminist causes harassed more at work
Working women who engage in feminist activism report more experiences of gender harassment on the job, regardless of whether or not they identify themselves as feminists, a new University of Michigan study ...
Gender equity gap still exists in Olympic leadership opportunities
Despite attempts to support the inclusion of greater numbers of women on the international sporting scene, few women hold leadership roles in the international and U.S. Olympic and Paralympic organizations.