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Jul 03, 2014
Tailor-made surface swaps light polarization

A new approach to manipulating light using two-dimensional metamaterials called metasurfaces offers a compact alternative to traditional methods. The researchers believe the basic geometry of cascading patterned metallic sheets can provide the basis for cleverly designing and fabricating a broad range of optical devices, including symmetric circular polarizers, polarization rotators, and asymmetric linear polarizers. [Full Story]


Related Topics:  Applied Electromagnetics  Grbic, Anthony  Guo, L. Jay  Metamaterials  

Jun 25, 2014
Cockroaches rule! And heres why

Cockroaches actually have much to teach in the realm of robust systems - something we want in our technology. The article references a recent video featuring Prof. Shai Revzen's work in applying cockroach lessons to robotics. [Full Story]

Jun 17, 2014
Semitransparent PV cells go designer

Prof. Jay Guo and his team have engineered what are believed to be the first semitransparent, colored photovoltaic cells. Broadening the use of solar power while maintaining aesthetic appeal for all kinds of environments, this technology could become energy-harvesting billboards on the sides of buildings, solar window shades in our homes and even stained glass, Guo said. [Full Story]


Related Topics:  Guo, L. Jay  Solar Cell Technology  

Jun 02, 2014
Small, Simple Terahertz Detector Converts The Pulses To Sound

Terahertz waves, which are non-ionizing and can penetrate fabrics and body tissue, could be used to reveal hidden weapons and spot skin cancer and tooth decay. But they are notoriously difficult to detect. Engineers at the University of Michigan [Prof. Jay Guo, Prof. Ted Norris and their students] have invented a simple new way to sense them. [Full Story]


Related Topics:  Norris, Theodore B.  Optics and Photonics  Solid-state Devices and Nanotechnology  Terahertz Technology  

May 21, 2014
Business Adapts to a New Style of Computer

"For more than a decade technologists have predicted and argued about the onslaught of these ubiquitous devices [Internet of Things]. 'There is lot of quibbling about what to call it, but theres little doubt that were seeing the inklings of a new class of computer,' says David Blaauw, who leads a lab at the University of Michigan that makes functioning computers no bigger than a typed letter o." [Full Story]


Related Topics:  Blaauw, David  Internet of Things  

May 21, 2014
Silicon Valley to Get a Cellular Network, Just for Things

Prof. David Blaauw comments on What's Next - which in this article means the Internet of Things, and the need for a wireless network for "things" rather than person-to-person communication. [Full Story]


Related Topics:  Blaauw, David  Internet of Things  

May 20, 2014
Terahertz Detectors Go Handheld

"Today terahertz detectors are commonplace in airports, where you enter a glass-walled chamber while the detector swings around you, snooping under your clothes for weapons. Now researchers have found a way to downsize the detector portion of those machines into chip-sized devices." [Full Story]


Related Topics:  Guo, L. Jay  Norris, Theodore B.  Optics and Photonics  Solid-state Devices and Nanotechnology  Terahertz Technology  

May 01, 2014
Eye of the Tiger: U.S. Army Eyes Night Vision Contact Lenses

"Were talking featherweight futuristic night vision awesomeness here, Iron Man soldier suit style, without the hulking suit. They seem almost as cool as Googles blood glucose-level tracking contacts." [Full Story]


Related Topics:  Graphene  Sensors  

Apr 17, 2014
PsiKicks batteryless sensors poised for coming Internet of Things

Apr 17, 2014
Infrared Sensor Could Lead to Night Vision Contact Lenses (with video)

Apr 09, 2014
The Heritage of Mead & Conway: What Has Remained the Same, What Has Changed, What Was Missed, and What Lies Ahead

This recent Point of View article in the Proceedings of the IEEE reflects upon the impact of the vision and ideas of Prof. Emerita Lynn Conway and her collaborator Carver Mead of Caltech, and the work the two did in ushering in the VLSI revolution. [Full Story]


Related Topics:  Computer Architecture  Conway, Lynn  

Apr 08, 2014
Have New Cars Gone Haywire?

ECE Professor Jim Freudenberg comments on the increasing complexity of automobile electronics with Discovery News. Commenting on this, he said that the complexity of software in a vehicle is daunting, and added that the average Ford in 2010 had 10 million lines of code, more than the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. [Full Story]


Related Topics:  Automotive industry  Freudenberg, James S.  

Apr 01, 2014
Guo: Science World - Beautiful Energy

[Full Story]


Related Topics:  Guo, L. Jay  

Mar 20, 2014
Night-Vision Contact Lenses that use Infrared Technology

Mar 20, 2014
Stained Glass Windows that Double as Solar Panels


Related Topics:  Guo, L. Jay  

Mar 20, 2014
Graphene Gives You Infrared Vision in a Contact Lens

Feb 26, 2014
Taking a step toward a machine that can think


Related Topics:  Lu, Wei  

Feb 14, 2014
After two years, bipedal robot takes steps outside


Related Topics:  Grizzle, Jessy  

Dec 12, 2013
Halderman: The Washington Post - News sites could protect your privacy with encryption. Heres why they probably wont.

[Full Story]

Dec 11, 2013
MABEL the Robot - Video Friday


Related Topics:  Grizzle, Jessy  

Dec 11, 2013
Today In Dystopian War Robots That Will Harvest Us For Our Organs


Related Topics:  Grizzle, Jessy  

Dec 04, 2013
No Big Deal, Just a Robot Walking Around Campus


Related Topics:  Grizzle, Jessy  

Oct 21, 2013
10 Coolest DARPA Projects

Sep 24, 2013
Forrest: MLive - Michigans $1.33B research enterprise

[Full Story]


Related Topics:  Forrest, Stephen  

Aug 21, 2013
Ambiq Micro (Blaauw - Sylvester): Market Wired - Ambiq Micro Closes $10M Series B Funding Led by Austin Ventures

[Full Story]


Related Topics:  Technology Transfer  

Aug 21, 2013
Lu: FOX Detroit - Image processing 1,000 times fast

[Full Story]

Aug 21, 2013
DARPA Funds Neural Image Processo


Related Topics:  Lu, Wei  

Aug 13, 2013
Creating the Carl Lewis of robots: Researchers at Penn give latest project legs


Related Topics:  Grizzle, Jessy  

Aug 07, 2013
Crossbar takes on DRAM and flash storage...


Related Topics:  Lu, Wei  

Aug 07, 2013
Crossbar Enters Race to Change Memory Chips


Related Topics:  Lu, Wei  

Aug 07, 2013
ReRAM Startup Bets on Silver


Related Topics:  Lu, Wei  

Jul 01, 2013
Laser can identify substances, could be military tool


Related Topics:  Islam, Mohammed  

Jul 01, 2013
from 2 to 2.5 microns at a 25 W output, 50 W coming this year


Related Topics:  Islam, Mohammed  

Jun 24, 2013
Sarabandi: Motherboard - This Gun Radar Could Make Concealed Carry Obselete

[Full Story]


Related Topics:  Sarabandi, Kamal  Security (national and personal safety)  

Jun 07, 2013
Penny-Sized Vacuum System Could Help Detect Chemical Weapons

Jun 06, 2013
1,000 times less energy needed for alternative polariton laser


Related Topics:  Bhattacharya, Pallab  

May 15, 2013
Polariton Lasers Light Up at Low Power


Related Topics:  Bhattacharya, Pallab  

May 10, 2013
Sarabandi: Michigan Public Radio Podcast: Building Better Security Screening Systems

[Full Story]


Related Topics:  Sarabandi, Kamal  Weapons detection  

May 06, 2013
Carmon: Nature Photonics - View from... 2013 Photonics West: Solid Cooling

[Full Story]


Related Topics:  Carmon, Tal  Optics and Photonics  

Apr 24, 2013
Najafi, Peterson: Kurzweil - Low-cost precise navigation without GPS

[Full Story]


Related Topics:  GPS  Najafi, Khalil  Peterson, Becky (R. L.)  Sensors  

Apr 23, 2013
Tech Transfer, Accuri Cytometers, Arborlight: CBS News - UM Startups Amaze As Tech Tour Continues

[Full Story]


Related Topics:  Technology Transfer  

Apr 17, 2013
Sarabandi: Slate - How New Military Technologies Can Help Prevent the Next Boston or Newtown

[Full Story]


Related Topics:  Remote Sensing  Sarabandi, Kamal  Weapons detection  

Apr 17, 2013
Najafi, Peterson: Wired - Darpas New Navigation Tool Is Smaller Than a Penny

[Full Story]


Related Topics:  GPS  Najafi, Khalil  

Apr 17, 2013
Najafi, Peterson: DARPA - Extreme Miniaturization

[Full Story]


Related Topics:  GPS  Najafi, Khalil  

Apr 12, 2013
Jarrahi: PhysOrg - Better than X-rays: A more powerful terahertz imaging system

[Full Story]

Apr 12, 2013
Jarrahi: National Science Foundation - Better Than X-rays

[Full Story]

Apr 04, 2013
Sarabandi: gizmag - Radar used to detect concealed weapons in public spaces

[Full Story]

Apr 04, 2013
Sarabandi: Fox News - Could a military radar prevent further Newtown style tragedies?

[Full Story]

Mar 25, 2013
IEEE Spectrum: Better Eyes for Flying Robots

[Full Story]

Mar 25, 2013
Sarabandi: Popular Science - Researcher Says Radar Tech Could Detect Guns at School

[Full Story]

 



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