The University of Michigan solar car team – a perennial power in national and international design competitions – is facing a new challenge this year: It needs to get real.
New evidence of water in moon rock samples brought back by the Apollo mission is challenging the accepted view of how the moon formed.
It appears that, when Arctic permafrost melts, it can release carbon dioxide gas into the atmosphere much faster than previously thought.
Some good news, for a change: a new genetic analysis indicates that many Amazon tree species are likely to survive global warming in the coming century, contrary to previous findings.
A study of howler monkeys has revealed that different species interbreed much more than thought - implying that early species of human may have done the same.
Researchers have created an experimental device that powers a pacemaker using only harvested energy from a beating heart.
The water found locked inside soil on the moon's surface derives from hydrogen in the solar wind - meaning there could be water on other apparently-dry bodies in the solar system too.
University of Michigan researchers have concluded that the practice of sending sexually explicit photos or messages - aka sexting - is likely just another normal, healthy component of modern dating.
Generation X may be passionate about Nirvana and Smashing Pumpkins albums like Gish, but Xers remain somewhat lukewarm about the causes and implications of climate change.
If you want someone to tell you the truth, get them to text you rather than speaking face-to-face. Surprisingly, researchers have found it's a much better way of getting people to communicate candidly.
University of Michigan engineers are kitting out beetles with sensors, aiming to use them to monitor hazardous situations before sending in human beings.
North American forests might be more use than expected at slowing the pace of climate change.
A new 'subconscious mode' for smartphones could increase battery life by as much as 54 percent for users on busy networks.
Researchers at Michigan State University have developed a new strain of a microbe which can efficiently clean up nuclear waste and other toxic metals while generating electricity.
ARM has renewed a research agreement with the University of Michigan to fund and collaborate with university scientists on ultra-low energy and sustainable computing.
A new million-dollar NASA project led by the University of Michigan aims to discover whether drops of salt water are common on Mars - and whether microbial life could survive in them.
Computer science researchers at the University of Michigan and the University of Waterloo in Canada have come up with a radical new approach to beating internet censorship.
A new discovery by scientists could lead to solar power without the usual semiconductor-based solar cells.
Do you believe in global warming? How about climate change? A new study has shown that words matter, with more Americans saying they believe in the phenomenon when it's referred to as climate change.
In the beginning was the equation - and University of Michigan researchers say they've demonstrated mathematically that it's possible to make something out of nothing.