Category Science & Technology

Science Expeditions invites everyone to campus March 31 to April 2

March 27, 2017

Science Expeditions, UW–Madison’s 15th annual scientific open house, invites visitors of all ages to campus from Friday, March 31, to Sunday, April 2, to delve into the world of science.

Health care is for the police dogs of Wisconsin, too

March 23, 2017

“It helped us save his career,” says a Jefferson County sheriff's deputy. “He’s bounced back to a point where he seems better than he was as a puppy.”

Yellow fever killing thousands of monkeys in Brazil

March 21, 2017

In a vulnerable forest in southeastern Brazil, where the air was once thick with the guttural chatter of brown howler monkeys, there now exists silence. Yellow fever, a virus carried by mosquitoes and endemic to Africa and South America, has killed thousands of monkeys since late 2016.

Enormous swarms of midges teach about interconnected landscapes

March 17, 2017

Research into the insects' behavior aims to better understand lake-dominated environments, including those of Wisconsin.

A scientist and a supercomputer re-create a tornado

March 13, 2017

Scientists have created a detailed simulation of a tornado-producing supercell thunderstorm that left a path of destruction over the central Great Plains in 2011.

New book continues rich legacy of UW–Madison soil research

March 10, 2017

At a March 16 event, Alfred Hartemink, a University of Wisconsin–Madison professor and chair of soil science, and Jim Bockheim, a UW–Madison professor emeritus of soil science, will present Chancellor Rebecca Blank with the first copy of their new book, The Soils of Wisconsin.

Video: These crystals are growing up so fast

March 9, 2017

Middle, high school and home school students will compete in the Wisconsin Crystal Growing contest, from March 1 to April 30.

App offers fast track for inserting photos into medical record

March 8, 2017

Two UW radiologists founded ImageMoverMD, a Middleton business that streamlines image processing in hospitals and clinics, and enables quick consultations between specialists.

Citizen observations help inform Arboretum’s annual account of spring

March 7, 2017

Both official and unofficial observations curated by UW–Madison Arboretum staff suggest that the mild winter of 2017 is leading to earlier spring activity in some plants and animals.

From rocks in Colorado, evidence of a ‘chaotic solar system’

February 22, 2017

New evidence confirms a critical theory of how the planets in our solar system behave in their orbits around the sun, producing big changes in Earth's climate.