University of Michigan

Self-driving cars are safer when they talk to each other

Most current self-driving technology relies on cameras, radar and lidar. These sensory devices serve as eyes for the car, mimicking what a human driver can see. But a University of Michigan public-private partnership called Mcity is testing V2V, or vehicle to vehicle communication, and has found …

Transportation

University of Michigan launches its own self-driving shuttle service

The University of Michigan is trialling its own self-driving shuttle service, taking students on a two-mile trip from the North Campus Research Complex to the Lurie Engineering Center.<p>The Navya Arma shuttle will take 15 passengers at a time, and students ride for free. To start, the university is …

Tell your teen to get a job

<b>Let’s face it: For some families, money brought in by a teen’s part-time job is part of the budget for essentials like food, rent and health care, or gives a teen spending money the parents couldn’t otherwise afford.</b><p>But even if it isn’t a necessity, part-time jobs bring benefits for teenagers. The …

Education

Supreme Court must step in on gerrymandering

In his June 22 op-ed, “Just how partisan is too partisan?,” Charles Lane asked, “can there be a partisan gerrymander with no gerrymandering?”<p>Unfortunately, that’s the wrong question. With today’s mapping abilities, partisans can draw districts that look nice to the naked eye but really are drawn to …

Judiciary

Riding in a Robocar That Sees Around Corners

Communication is a sixth sense that lets us see through other people’s eyes and thus through walls, over the horizon, and around corners. “Look out …

Transportation

This Is Your Brain On Warm Weather

The sunshine can totally influence your mood.<p>There’s just something about summer.<p>People’s attitudes seem noticeably different with the sunshine. And that isn’t a coincidence: Research shows warmer weather can have a small influence, positively and even occasionally negatively, on your mindset.<p>We’ve …

Climate Change

Autonomous shuttles start this fall at University of Michigan

Starting this fall, the University of Michigan will start offering students rides on fully autonomous electric shuttles. The two 15-passenger vehicles will operate on U of M's north campus in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The project is part of Mcity, the faux town set up in Ann Arbor that was designed as a …

Transportation

Driverless shuttles aren't just tested in Michigan - soon they'll be built here

A French company's alliance with the University of Michigan will change a portion of campus this fall when its new driverless shuttles transport …

Transportation

M. Lacrosse. Michigan Tabs Kevin Conry as Men's Lacrosse Head Coach

University of Michigan Donald R. Shepherd Director of Athletics Warde Manuel announced the appointment of Kevin Conry as the second head coach in …

College & University

This adorable driverless bus will soon be making stops at the University of Michigan

No steering wheel, no pedals, no problem<p>Starting this fall, students at the University of Michigan will have access to an entirely new form of transportation in the form of this adorable, completely autonomous shuttle bus.<p>The university plans to deploy two of the shuttles, manufactured by French …

Transportation

Trump’s victory changed the way Americans see reality

Democrats and Republicans have never been further apart in their expectations for the economy than they are right now.<p>The Trump presidency appears to have sparked an unprecedented political polarization in consumer confidence, which is often viewed as a leading indicator for the economy’s …

Elections

Depression relapse is very common, and doctors are beginning to understand why

Depression is one of the most common forms of mental illness, not least because it often comes back.<p>At least half of those who are diagnosed with depression once will have one or more bouts with the disease over the course of a lifetime. And about 80 percent of those who experience two episodes of …

Trump, Climate Change, Gun Control: What's the Point of Internet Outrage?

Scream into the abyss and the abyss is only likely to scream back at you—even louder.

Gun Control

Why’d it take so long for some of us to find out about Juneteenth?

Some people think that it should be independence day for black Americans<p>I’ve been celebrating July Fourth for as long as I can remember, but I only …

Black History

Time flies by fast

Back on June 22, 2007, the Canadiens selected the incoming freshman at the University of Michigan 22nd overall at Nationwide Arena in Columbus.<p>Five …

Ice Hockey

Retinol Benefits Can Take Years Off Your Skin

Chances are, you've already heard about the anti-aging benefits of retinol, a form of topical vitamin A. First prescribed by dermatologists as an …

Skin Care

Here’s how the country’s top coaches tackled their own kids’ sports challenges

How do the country’s top college coaches react when their child wants to quit a sport midseason or has a problem with a coach or teammate? We interviewed some of the best in the business, including University of Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh and Connecticut’s Geno Auriemma, about the fine line between …

Parenting

Board game helps Mexican coffee farmers grasp complex ecological interactions

A chess-like board game developed by University of Michigan researchers helps small-scale Mexican coffee farmers better understand the complex …

Board Games

This Sentence Could Tell a Lot About You’re Personality

Are you known among your friends and family as the “Grammar Police”? Do you judge others’ Facebook statuses and Instagram captions on grammar, …

Personality

Quidditch is coming to Detroit's Belle Isle on July 1

Skip in<p>x<p>Embed<p>CLOSE<p>Police are searching for a stolen 'Harry Potter' prequel, handwritten by the author herself! TC Newman (@PurpleTCNewman) details …

Harry Potter

Madonna wants Amazon owner to invest in Detroit, change tone about region

Madonna tweeted the idea in response to Bezos -- who is the owner of Amazon -- asking for ideas on Twitter about investment opportunities.

Michigan

​University of Michigan’s Gamified LMS Opens Up to Other Institutions

<b>MAKING LMS FUN?</b> First, the University of Michigan decided to turn a LMS into a game. Now the tool, known as GradeCraft, is hitting the market for …

Education

Think all you need to retire is money? Think again

It's possible your retirement fantasies involve beaches, drinks with tiny umbrellas and – ahh – spare time. When your legs are a blur on the …

Retirement

Researchers at the University of Michigan have developed an alloy that can capture infrared light, which could double the amount sunlight panels convert to energy.

Credit: Fadel Senna/AFP/Getty ImagesResearchers at the University of Michigan have made what they claim is a major breakthrough in solar energy …

Clean Energy

Almost Two-Thirds of Moms Have Felt ‘Shamed’ Over Their Parenting Choices

From brutal mommy-message-board comments to that random stranger who acts like your child is abandoned when you’re literally standing ten feet away, …

Parenting

New Study Confirms That Mommy Shaming Is Always a Bad Idea

We’ve all been there: You see a mom with her kid on the street or in the park, and the kid does something obnoxious (throws sand at another kid, runs up and down the sidewalk bumping into people). You think she should tell him not to do that. It’s natural to have an opinion, maybe even to feel …

Parenting

The "Michigan" Workout May Kill You, But You Should Run It Anyway

Few structured workouts strike terror into the hearts of runners like the Michigan, a mixture of tempo and interval training developed by University …

These people are the worst mommy-shamers around

Your mother-in-law may be judging you, but at least she mommy-shames you less than your own parents.<p>So says a new poll by University of Michigan …

Reese Witherspoon

How to Stop the Nasty Lurking Toxoplasmosis Parasite? Target Its ‘Stomach’

Study suggests new avenues for treating toxoplasmosis parasite infections.The post How to Stop the Nasty Lurking Toxoplasmosis Parasite? Target Its …

Neuroscience

Proof Obamacare hospital incentives didn't work well

After four years, a program designed to reward hospitals when they deliver high quality care has failed to show an impact on clinical process and …

Health Care