Category Science & Technology

UW–Madison engineers, local manufacturers race pandemic to protect healthcare workers

March 23, 2020

The group has built prototypes and launched a website where it's encouraging healthcare facilities, manufacturers and donors to fill out an intake form to help assess need and build more connections while production capacity is rapidly expanded.

Anthropology professor Karen Strier recognized as prominent primate conservationist in Brazil

February 28, 2020

For 38 years, Strier has maintained a long-term study site on a protected reserve in southeastern Brazil near the city of Caratinga, in the state of Minas Gerais, where she studies a species of monkey known as the muriqui, often called the hippie monkey.

This beetle got a boost when it partnered up with antifungal bacteria

February 27, 2020

In new research, scientists in the UW–Madison School of Pharmacy reveal the genetic history of this beetle-bacteria partnership. This kind of genetic detective work can help researchers decide where and how to look for new drugs.

Cells carrying Parkinson’s mutation could lead to new model for studying disease

February 27, 2020

The edited cells are a step toward studying the degenerative neurological disorder in a primate model, which has proven elusive.

Complex local conditions keep fields of dunes from going active all at once

February 26, 2020

New research on dunes in China describes how even neighboring dunes can long remain in different and seemingly conflicting states — confounding the assessment of stabilization efforts and masking the effects of climate change.

New engineering professor outsmarted doubters, and Twitter loves it

February 19, 2020

Steffi Diem's viral tweet has been liked by nearly 50,000 people and retweeted more than 2,000 times, and hundreds are sharing their own stories of succeeding despite the doubts of others — and themselves.

Governor issues proclamation in honor of the Nelson Institute’s 50th anniversary

February 7, 2020

The institute, named for former governor, senator and Earth Day founder Gaylord Nelson, has worked to provide scientifically sound research on environmental challenges since 1970.

Crystal-stacking process can produce new materials for high-tech devices

February 5, 2020

To grow layers of single-crystal oxides for electronic components requires neighboring layers to interlock like Lego blocks. A new method throws out that limitation, producing new capabilities for data storage, sensing, energy technologies, biomedical devices and many other applications.

Department of Chemistry wins Regents’ Diversity Award

February 3, 2020

The award recognizes the department’s efforts to enhance underrepresented students’ access to and success in the chemistry graduate program.

Warming oceans could cause Antarctic Ice Sheet collapse, sea level rise

January 31, 2020

A new study found that warming below the surface of the planet’s oceans is a significant contributor to ice sheet melt, particularly in the Antarctic, where a large portion of the ice sheet exists under the water.