Using a liquid laser, University of Michigan researchers have developed a better way to detect the slight genetic mutations that might predispose a person to a particular type of cancer or other diseases…click here to read more
The Fordham Institute published a report that grades all of the 50 states’ science standards. Michigan was scored a ‘C’.
Now what is the Fordham Institute? Zen Faulkes over at Neurodojowrote about this organization’s study and stated that it is a conservative think tank. This is likely to raise some eyebrows amongst skeptics, however Greg Laden commented to me in his blog post, also about the report, that this think tank seems to be on the up and up, and thus, has published a valid scientific assessment.
You can read the full 217 page write-up here and the 4-page report on Michigan here.
Astronomers have detected a mysterious ring of carbon monoxide gas around the young star V1052 Cen, which is about 700 light years away in the southern constellation Centaurus. Click here to read more….
With an average daily speed of 52 mph, the Michigan Solar Car Team braved a “smoldering brush fire” and “wind-shearing road trains” across the continent of Austrailia, and came in third place in the international competition.
“It was an incredibly close race, especially due to the unexpected elements such as the brush fire which delayed the race, dust storms, major cloud cover at the end of the race, and the ultra reliable cars of Nuon and Tokai,” said Chris Hilger, the team’s business director.
Does lake ice have an impact on wind turbines? Two University of Michigan studies funded by the Department of Energy will seek out the answer. The results of which could help provide information on investing into this alternative energy solution.
The researchers’ work will concentrate on the Great Lakes, and are among $43 million dollars in DoE grants provided for 41 wind energy projects nationwide. The studies are launched to speed technical innovations, lower costs and shorten the timeline for deploying offshore wind energy systems.
On the Freedom to Tinker blog, University of Michigan assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer science, J. Alex Halderman, unveils a new anti-censorship measure called Telex.
Telex is a new approach to circumventing Internet censorship that is intended to help citizens of repressive governments freely access online services and information. The main idea behind Telex is to place anticensorship technology into the Internet’s core network infrastructure, through cooperation from large ISPs. Telex is markedly different from past anticensorship systems, making it easy to distribute and very difficult to detect and block.