Mason NEEDS this, Pistons, after all you've put him through
SIAP, I did a search and did not find anything on this.
A cloaking paint developed by Michigan Engineers sprays on clear and dries invisible. Once dry, it guides light around an object, causing it to become transparent.
As nanotechnology blurs the line between science and science fiction, Christoph Ellison has developed a paint that guides rays of light around an object. Still in development, the distortions allow the outline of the object to be seen, preventing true invisibility.
Could explain Channing Stribling's "fade out" plays? /s
There wouldn't usually be much to recap in a 10-0 mercy-rule win over a truly dreadful University of Detroit team ("truly dreadful" may be an understatement - they are a remarkable 2-21 on the year). Today is a little different, though, as freshman Megan Betsa got the start and made the most of it, throwing her first career no-hitter in a 5-inning affair. For reference, the last Michigan freshman to toss a no-hitter was Jordan Taylor in 2008. Those who have followed the program may remember her as being kinda good.
Other players performed to expectations - Romero now boasts a .518 batting average after going 2-3 with a grand slam and the offense in general cruised.
There was some chatter on another thread about April Fools pranks, and it seemed like a good idea to open a thread revealing what April Fools pranks people have on tap for today.
Also, please post any memorable April Fools pranks from years past. My daughter set a low bar this a.m. with a pretty unicorn sticker on my coat - I'm thinking the higher bar would be along the lines of an Eastbound and Down twin prank.
So - whatcha got?
Softball had what will probably hold up as its easiest weekend of the season, blowing away PSU to the tune of 6-0, 22-0 (!) (5 inn.), and 12-4 (5 inn.). There's not a whole ton to say about individual performances in a domination of that magnitude, but a couple points jump out. Michigan had two separate hitters go 4-for-4 over the weekend (Romero in game 2, Sappingfield in game 3). Romero is pushing the top in the country in batting average, on-base percentage (#1 in the nation coming into the weekend), and slugging percentage.
Meanwhile, in the circle Haylie Wagner was absolutely dominant. On Friday, she took a perfecto through 6.1 innings, ultimately completing a complete-game one-hitter. She took a no-no into the 5th on Saturday, before stumbling a bit, at which point Driesenga stepped in and shut the door. Wagner has pushed well into the top-ten nationally in ERA.
All in all, it was a pretty simple task this weekend against a wildly over-matched PSU squad. Next weekend Michigan will host a middling OSU team that swept a dreadful Sparty outfit last weekend and dropped the first game of their series with Indiana this weekend.
Elsewhere in the Big Ten, Minnesota is quickly emerging as Michigan's major competition, taking 2-of-3 from Nebraska last weekend and dominating Illinois thus this weekend. Nebraska also took a loss to Northwestern this weekend, putting them 3 games back of Michigan in the loss column.