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BTN LiveBIG: Michigan engineers accelerate development of smarter cars

During football and basketball games, BTN LiveBIG will spotlight notable examples of research, innovation and community service from around the conference. In-Game stories will provide more background on these features, and the opportunity to view the videos again. The car gradually moves forward, then picks up a bit of speed before turning left onto a gravel road. It slows down a bit as it passes over a railroad crossing, then makes a few more turns and lane changes as it maneuvers its way into downtown. All of a sudden, a pedestrian darts out into the street from between two parked

BTN LiveBIG: City of Flint gets help from its 'home teams'

During football and basketball games, BTN LiveBIG will spotlight notable examples of research, innovation and community service from around the conference. In-Game stories will provide more background on these features, and the opportunity to view the videos again. The news spread like wildfire — ironic, given that the issue concerned water. The recent discovery of alarming levels of lead in the water supply of Flint, Mich., quickly captured the attention of the entire country. And in the city itself, which has been dealt one misfortune after another over the past several decades, this public health crisis sparked feelings of anger,

BTN LiveBIG: Michigan paleontologists study a big find

During football and basketball games, BTN LiveBIG will spotlight notable examples of research, innovation and community service from around the conference. In-Game stories will provide more background on these features, and the opportunity to view the videos again. It was autumn on a farm a few miles outside of Ann Arbor, Mich. Jim Bristle was getting ready to harvest his crop of soybeans and field corn, but first he needed to take care of a drainage problem in one of his fields. Dig a hole, drop in a cistern, lay some drainage tile and pump the water out — simple enough. Except

BTN LiveBIG: Michigan robot MARLO 'walks like a man'

Science-fiction films, shows and books have featured two-legged, human-like robots for so long that many people might think they’ve actually existed in reality for some time now. But while robotics advanced by leaps and bounds over the past several years, there was still the obstacle of bridging the gap between “the apparent simplicity of walking versus the true challenge of making it happen in a machine.” That’s according to Jessy Grizzle, professor of electrical engineering at the University of Michigan. “Nature endowed us with the ability to walk well, and when machines can’t, it seems very frustrating,” he explained. Yet

BTN LiveBIG: Wolverines team up to support fellow student-athletes' mental health

During football and basketball games, BTN LiveBIG will spotlight notable examples of research, innovation and community service from around the conference. In-Game stories will provide more background on these features, and the opportunity to view the videos again. Many student-athletes deal with emotional and mental-health problems due to the intense pressure of being top performers. They often remain silent about their struggles for the same reason. That was the case for both Kally Fayhee, former captain of the University of Michigan swim team, and Will Heininger, who played football for the Wolverines. But today, they’re sharing their experiences to support