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The University of Michigan (UM, U-M, U of M, or UMich), often simply referred to as Michigan, is a public research university in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The university is Michigan's oldest; it was founded in 1817 in Detroit, as the Catholepistemiad, or University of Michigania, 20 years before the territory became a state. The school was moved to Ann Arbor in 1837 onto 40 acres (16 ha) of what is now known as Central Campus. Since its establishment in Ann Arbor, the flagship university campus has expanded to include more than 584 major buildings with a combined area of more than 34 million gross square feet (780 acres; 3.2 km2) spread out over a Central Campus and North Campus, two regional campuses in Flint and Dearborn, and a Center in Detroit. The university is a founding member of the Association of American Universities.

Resurrecting quasicrystals: Findings make an exotic material commercially viable

“Self-healing phenomenon could reduce defects that rendered quasicrystals impractical A class of materials that once looked as if it might revolutionize everything from solar cells to frying pans—but fell out of favor in the early 2000s—could be poised …

Solar cells with 30-year lifetimes for power-generating windows

“High-efficiency but fragile molecules for converting light to electricity thrive with a little protection. A new transparency-friendly solar cell design could marry high efficiencies with 30-year estimated lifetimes, research led by the University of Michigan has shown. It may pave …

Less nosy smart speakers

“Technology could capture household information without recording speech. Microphones are perhaps the most common electronic sensor in the world, with an estimated 320 million listening for our commands in the world’s smart speakers. The trouble, of course, is that …

Nanoengineering integrates crystals that don’t usually get along

“A team of computational and experimental engineers demonstrate a blueprint for building materials with new properties from nanocrystals A blueprint for designing new materials using difficult combinations of nanocrystals has been developed by a team of researchers at the University …

3D motion tracking system could streamline vision for autonomous tech

“Transparent optical sensor arrays combine with a specialized neural network in new University of Michigan prototype A new real-time, 3D motion tracking system developed at the University of Michigan combines transparent light detectors with advanced neural network methods to create …

“Egg carton” quantum dot array could lead to ultralow power devices

“By putting a twist on new “2D” semiconductors, researchers have demonstrated their potential for using single photons to transmit information.| Medium Read A new path toward sending and receiving information with single photons of light has been discovered by an …

Mapping quantum structures with light to unlock their capabilities

“A new tool that uses light to map out the electronic structures of crystals could reveal the capabilities of emerging quantum materials and pave the way for advanced energy technologies and quantum computers, according to researchers at the University of …

A self-erasing chip for security and anti-counterfeit tech

“Self-erasing chips developed at the University of Michigan could help stop counterfeit electronics or provide alerts if sensitive shipments are tampered with. They rely on a new material that temporarily stores energy, changing the color of the light it emits …

Biomorphic batteries could provide 72x more energy for robots

“Like biological fat reserves store energy in animals, a new rechargeable zinc battery integrates into the structure of a robot to provide much more energy, a team led by the University of Michigan has shown. This approach to increasing capacity …

Transparent solar panels for windows hit record 8% efficiency

“In a step closer to skyscrapers that serve as power sources, a team led by University of Michigan researchers has set a new efficiency record for color-neutral, transparent solar cells. The team achieved 8.1% efficiency and 43.3% transparency …