Tag Archives: University of Michigan

DARPA-Funded Project Demonstrates Security of Puzzle-Protected Computer Processor

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An effort funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has demonstrated the security of a computer processor that randomly shifts its structure to protect systems from hackers. Morpheus mixes up microarchitecture details to generate a puzzle that bars hackers from breaking in. DARPA announced the program's results earlier this year.

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Sens. John Thune, Gary Peters Propose AI Scholarship-for-Service Act

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Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., and Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., have introduced a bill to help the federal government attract professionals with skills in artificial intelligence and related fields by offering scholarships. The proposed AI Scholarship-for-Service Act would offer scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students provided that they would serve in the public sector after graduation for a period equal to the length of the scholarship's term.

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NSF Picks Nine Teams for Collaborative Accelerator Effort

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded more than $28 million in funds to nine research teams to support the development of prototypes as part of the second phase of a collaborative accelerator initiative. The Convergence Accelerator program aims to address national societal issues through the use of collaborative multidisciplinary research efforts.

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AFRL Modifies Existing Gas Detector Program to Address COVID-19

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Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity and the University of Michigan have partnered to develop a tool that could identify the relation the acute respiratory disease syndrome present in COVID-19. AFRL's Materials and Manufacturing Directorate provided researchers to support IARPA's Molecular Analyzer for Efficient Gas-phase Low-power Interrogation program, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base said Friday.

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NASA Manages Solar Radiation Mission

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NASA works to understand the formation of sun-based weather storms in space and in turn protect astronauts from solar radiation. The space agency said Monday that it will deploy six CubeSat satellites to further study solar particle storms under the Sun Radio Interferometer Space Experiment, scheduled to launch on or after July 1, 2023.

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IARPA Issues New Awards for Chemical Detection Research Program

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity has awarded contracts to teams at the University of Michigan and SRI International for research projects on chemical detection. The teams will work to develop prototypes under the Molecular Analyzer for Efficient Gas-Phase Low-Power Interrogation or MAEGLIN program's second phase, IARPA said Friday.

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NASA to Launch Satellites for Signal Distortion Study

NASA plans to launch two small satellites for a mission to study the distortions of radio signal transmissions through the ionosphere, a region where particles ionize into plasma this month. The Enhanced Tandem Beacon Experiment or E-TBEx CubeSats will launch on a SpaceX-made Falcon Heavy rocket as part of the Department of Defense's Space Test Program-2, the space agency said Monday.

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Chris Pehrson, VP of Strategic Development for General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Receives Executive Mosaic’s Chairman’s Award

Jim Garrettson, chief executive officer of Executive Mosaic, presented Chris Pehrson, vice president of Strategic Development for General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, with the Chairman’s Award for completing his second year as chairman of the Unmanned Systems Group for Executive Mosaic’s 4x24 program.

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DOE NNSA Allots $50M for Academia-Led Nonproliferation R&D

The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration is investing $50M in grants supporting research and development efforts on nonproliferation over the next five years. NNSA said Thursday it will provide $5M per year to two university research consortia to integrate academic studies with National Laboratory applications in nuclear science and security.

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