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.
The source of the sky's X-ray glow
In findings that help astrophysicists understand our corner of the galaxy, an international research team has shown that the soft X-ray glow blanketing the sky comes from both inside and outside the solar system.
Support for carbon tax grows when revenue fuels renewable energy
A carbon tax with revenues used to fund renewable energy programs gained support from 60 percent of Americans, according to a University of Michigan poll.
Toward ultimate light efficiency on the cheap
(Phys.org) —Researchers at the University of Michigan have taken a major stride toward perfectly efficient lighting that is also relatively inexpensive and simple to make. The same material can also reveal ...
Deep within spinach leaves, vibrations enhance efficiency of photosynthesis
Biophysics researchers at the University of Michigan have used short pulses of light to peer into the mechanics of photosynthesis and illuminate the role that molecule vibrations play in the energy conversion ...
Researchers harness a powerful new source of up-to-date information on economic activity
Researchers at the University of Michigan, University of California Berkeley, and Arizona State University have developed a new data infrastructure for measuring economic activity.
Straits of Mackinac 'worst possible place' for a Great Lakes oil spill
Because the strong currents in the Straits of Mackinac reverse direction every few days, a rupture of the oil pipeline beneath the channel would quickly contaminate shorelines miles away in both lakes Michigan and Huron, ...
Gender Trading Gap: Male executives fare better than their female colleagues on insider trades
(Phys.org) —You've heard of the gender pay gap, but how about the gender trading gap?
Two CT-scanned Siberian mammoth calves yield trove of insights
(Phys.org) —CT scans of two newborn woolly mammoths recovered from the Siberian Arctic are revealing previously inaccessible details about the early development of prehistoric pachyderms. In addition, the ...
Small drop in fuel economy, but still near all-time high
Despite a slight dip in June, fuel economy of new vehicles sold in the U.S. exceeded 25 mpg for the fifth straight month, say researchers at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute.
Martian salts must touch ice to make liquid water, study shows
In chambers that mimic Mars' conditions, University of Michigan researchers have shown how small amounts of liquid water could form on the planet despite its below-freezing temperatures.
Consumers worry about energy's impact on environment regardless of income
(Phys.org) —Rich, poor or in-between, American consumers express an equal degree of personal worry about the impact of energy use on the environment, according to the newest findings of the University of ...
New spawning reefs to boost native fish in St. Clair River
Construction of two new fish-spawning reefs is about to begin in the St. Clair River northeast of Detroit, the latest chapter in a decade-plus effort to restore native species such as lake sturgeon, walleye ...
Wealth inequality doubles among US households
Wealth inequality among U.S. households roughly doubled between 2003 and 2013, according to a new analysis by University of Michigan researchers.
Climate change to profoundly alter Great Lakes region, summary report says
(Phys.org) —Intense rainstorms, floods and heat waves will become more common in the Great Lakes region due to climate change in the coming decades, and ice-cover declines will lengthen the commercial navigation ...
Researchers predict average Gulf of Mexico 'dead zone,' slightly above-average in Chesapeake Bay
(Phys.org) —A University of Michigan researcher and his colleagues are forecasting an average but still large "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico this year and a slightly above-average oxygen-starved region ...