Category Science & Technology

100-hour challenge winners blend creativity, utility

November 21, 2017

The challenge was to build useful or creative products based on objects donated by the University’s recycling system, called SWAP, and to do the whole shebang in 100 hours.

Five UW–Madison professors named AAAS Fellows

November 20, 2017

They join 391 other fellows who have been recognized by their peers for significant contributions to their fields and the scientific endeavor as a whole.

Mapping cropland: UW–Madison plays critical role in worldwide map

November 17, 2017

A UW–Madison researcher was part of a global collaboration has just released a satellite-based map of world croplands that “found” 625 million to 875 million acres that were not known to national agricultural authorities.

WARF program leader: Sale marks success for UW–Madison research prowess, creativity

November 17, 2017

The Accelerator Program represents a broadening of WARF’s original role, as it as recognized the need to guide and encourage start-up companies, and invest in them.

Valuable potato specimens transferred to Wisconsin State Herbarium

November 16, 2017

A large collection of potato specimens have been transferred from the U.S. Potato Genebank in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, to the Wisconsin State Herbarium at UW–Madison, which has 1.3 million specimens.

Unique driverless vehicle on display Nov. 15-18 in Madison

November 14, 2017

At an event Nov. 17 and 18 on the University of Wisconsin–Madison College of Engineering campus, visitors will have the opportunity to check out an autonomous car.

New Arboretum director continues legacy of restoration, teaching

November 14, 2017

As fall slowly hardens to winter in Madison, part of Karen Oberhauser’s new job is to walk the trails of the UW–Madison Arboretum, getting a sense not just for the geography, but for the land itself. That’s because the land Oberhauser walks is now under her care.

Molecular magnetism packs power with “messenger electron”

November 13, 2017

A UW–Madison lab has made a molecule that gains magnetic strength through an unusual way of controlling those spins, which could lead to a breakthrough in quantam computing.

BuckySubmit helps with public access compliance at UW–Madison

November 10, 2017

A new submission service called BuckySubmit helps researchers follow federal regulations requiring public access to their manuscripts.

New model reveals possibility of pumping antibiotics into bacteria

November 7, 2017

UW-Madison researchers have discovered that a cellular pump known to move drugs like antibiotics out of E. coli bacteria has the potential to bring them in as well, opening new lines of research into combating the bacteria.

Dan Ludois, inventor of new electrostatic motor, named Moore Inventor Fellow

November 7, 2017

UW-Madison Professor Dan Ludois is a Moore Inventor Fellow and one step closer to bringing a potentially transformative invention into the world.

Catching the Bug

November 7, 2017

The Big Ten Network program Forward Motion goes behind the bark with entomology Professor Chris Williamson to find out what you can do about the emerald ash borer, an invasive insect is threatening 700 million trees in Wisconsin. Are yours among them?