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.
Mercury MESSENGER nears epic mission end
A spacecraft that carries a sensor built at the University of Michigan is about to crash into the planet closest to the sun—just as NASA intended.
Online survey researchers should be cautious with trick questions
New studies suggest that researchers should be careful with setting "trap" questions for respondents for the sake of accurate research.
Genetic evidence shows loss of three basic tastes in penguins
A University of Michigan-led study of penguin genetics has concluded that the flightless aquatic birds lost three of the five basic vertebrate tastes—sweet, bitter and the savory, meaty taste known as umami—more than ...
Collaboration with colleagues can spell success for teachers and their students
As the national debate about how to improve teacher quality continues, new research led by the University of Michigan shows that teacher involvement in quality collaborations with colleagues can lead to improved teacher and ...
Motion sickness in autonomous cars: Don't read and ride
Self-driving vehicles should make roads safer, save energy and improve mobility, but they also might make some people sick, say University of Michigan researchers.
Scientists building next-generation dark energy probe
University of Michigan scientists and students will build components of a giant camera that will map 30 million galaxies' worth of the universe in three dimensions.
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 from simple rules.
Are those jerks at work dragging you down?
Sometimes co-workers can enliven your day and even inspire, while others...well, some can be downright soul-crushing.
Build your own Siri: An open-source digital assistant
An open-source computing system you command with your voice like Apple's Siri is designed to spark a new generation of "intelligent personal assistants" for wearables and other devices. It could also lead to much-needed advancements ...
Women drivers closing the mileage gap
While men still drive more miles annually, women are slowly catching up, says a University of Michigan researcher.