UW-Madison News: Research http://www.news.wisc.edu/keywords/research News stories from the University of Wisconsin-Madison en-us UW center teams up with five states to address asphalt issues More than 80 percent of major roads in the United States are still surfaced with asphaltic mixtures - and the liquid asphalt, a byproduct of oil refining, remains a bit of a chemical mess, an inconsistent, complex mix of hydrocarbons. So to understand how different kinds of asphalt will hold up under the weight of vehicles and the punishment of the elements, road engineers must use physical methods, from ovens to hydraulic testing devices, to inflict stress and extreme temperatures upon the mixtures. Scott Gordon gordon@engr.wisc.edu 2014-08-22T14:45:00-00:00 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:45:00 GMT http://www.news.wisc.edu/23072 http://www.news.wisc.edu/23072 UW-Madison chosen for federally funded cloud computing research Cloud computing, which allows users of technology to tap into remote, shared infrastructure and services, is a major facet of today’s world. Whether or not we realize it, countless aspects of our daily lives — from social media to drug discovery — are now enabled by cloud computing. The University of Wisconsin-Madison has been chosen to be part of a National Science Foundation-funded project called CloudLab — a joint effort of university and industry teams for the development of cloud infrastructure and fostering the high-level research that it supports. 2014-08-21T18:14:00-00:00 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:14:00 GMT http://www.news.wisc.edu/23070 http://www.news.wisc.edu/23070