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Carbon footprint hotspots: Mapping China’s export-driven emissions

U-M researchers and their Chinese collaborators have tracked emission rates in China from manufacturers, finding 1% of the country’s land area is responsible for 75% of the export-linked CO2 emissions. May 7, 2020. # #universityofmichigan-other #web-article #MichiganNews ...

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How to Increase Trust Between Suppliers and Buyers

Michigan Ross Professor Stephen Leider uses his research on improving trust in supply-chain relationships to explain the two main factors in increasing trust between buyers and sellers in manufacturing: long-term focus and up-front investments. October 22, 2019. #5-15mins #Business ...

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Cracking the Mystery of Nature’s Toughest Material

Michigan Engineering Professor Robert Hovden discusses new research on nacre, the toughest known material on Earth, found in the shells of mussels. The research details the way nacre is built that makes it so durable, and how humans can learn from it. October 23, 2019. #5-15mins ...

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Roofing Drone Nails Down Shingles

Engineering professor Ella Atkins discusses the development of an octocopter capable of attaching asphalt shingles to roofs with a nail gun. September 20, 2019. ...

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Cartilage Electrolyte For a Safe "Structural Battery"

Joseph B and Florence V Cejka Professor of Engineering Nicholas Kotov discusses new design prototypes for zinc structural batteries to make them small, safe, and rechargeable, finding that cartilage works best for ion-transporting material in batteries. January 8, 2019. # #Engineering ...

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Ahlquist Pursues Advances in Digital Knitting

Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning professor Sean Ahlquist and his colleagues discover a way to combine the ancient practice of knitting with modern technology to create "smart" textile systems. The technology could have applications for healthcare, software, the auto-industry,...