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Rapid Detection and Recovery: The Science of Hunting Meteorites

UA professor Vishnu Reddy is leading a NASA-funded project to find freshly fallen meteorites like the one in Michigan last month.

At 8:10 p.m. on Jan. 16, hundreds of people in Michigan reported the bright glow of a meteor streaking through the sky, rattling windows as it broke the sound barrier. The meteor then broke apart in the Earth’s atmosphere, and its pieces rained quietly to the ground.  (more…)

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Microbot muscles: Chains of particles assemble and flex

ANN ARBOR — In a step toward robots smaller than a grain of sand, University of Michigan researchers have shown how chains of self-assembling particles could serve as electrically activated muscles in the tiny machines. (more…)

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