Tag Research

Making molecules comfy: Ultimate challenge for UW’s ‘Glass Guy’

March 23, 2016

"If you ask an ordinary person, ‘What is glass?’ they will point to a window, but glass is a much broader category of materials,” says Mark Ediger.

New Morgridge research team leader foresees era of ‘smart microscopes’

March 22, 2016

Jan Huisken, a scientist who develops tools to image biology in its unaltered natural state, will lead the medical engineering focus area at the Morgridge Institute for Research.

UW-Madison graduate programs ranked high by U.S. News & World Report

March 15, 2016

Several programs are ranked among the nation’s best in the 2017 edition of the magazine's “Best Graduate Schools.”

Fish-eyed lens cuts through the dark

March 14, 2016

The artificial eyes created by UW–Madison engineers could help search-and-rescue robots or surgical scopes make dim surroundings seem bright as day.

High Throughput Computing helps LIGO confirm Einstein’s last unproven theory

March 8, 2016

A software program pioneered at UW–Madison churned away in the background, helping analyze data from billions of particle collisions.

Bioenergy Center, collaborators report 500th invention

March 4, 2016

The Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center and two partners reported significant progress in their mission to develop technologies that will bring advanced biofuels to the marketplace.

Long-term picture offers little solace on climate change

February 8, 2016

A new study finds that the catastrophic impact of another three centuries of carbon pollution will persist millennia after the carbon dioxide releases cease.

Researchers to examine best ways to alter concussion attitudes, behaviors

February 5, 2016

The study will address why education and awareness efforts have largely not succeeded when it comes to reporting concussions.

Brauer: Better diversity training is built on research, not intuition

February 5, 2016

Markus Brauer is teaching a public workshop Feb. 9 aimed at reducing prejudice and discrimination in the workplace, emphasizing strategies backed by both good intentions and sound science.

Small-scale protein production a big business for UW spinoff

February 4, 2016

Unlike many young biotech spinoffs, Fritz Schomburg's company — Lytic — earns its income not from federal research grants, but from shipping product.