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Professor will make ‘workhorse’ microscope more powerful

November 21, 2019

Kevin Eliceiri says he has always believed that science is best done by building on the work of others and openly sharing what you have done.

Study says “hidden overharvest” from fishing plays a role in Wisconsin walleye declines

November 18, 2019

New research finds that It finds that 40 percent of walleye populations are overharvested, which is ten times higher than the estimates fisheries managers currently use.

Professor’s study of ancient crystals sheds light on earth’s early years

November 14, 2019

“If we can analyze melt inclusions, that will provide the first data on rock chemistry for the Earth’s ‘Dark Ages,’ the first 500 million years of earth history,” John Valley says. “This is a critical time that we know almost nothing about.”

Can ‘smart toilets’ be the next health data wellspring?

November 14, 2019

Wearable, smart technologies are transforming the ability to monitor and improve health, but a decidedly low-tech commodity — the humble toilet — may have potential to outperform them all.

Lifelike chemistry created in lab search for ways to study origin of life

November 14, 2019

The work is far from jumpstarting life in the lab. Yet, it shows that simple laboratory techniques can spur the kinds of reactions that are likely necessary to explain how life got started on Earth some four billion years ago.

WARF announces annual grant figures and 2019 Innovation Award winners

November 7, 2019

The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation has granted the university $80 million and the Morgridge Institute $11.9 million, and is honoring faculty members who made significant technological advances.

UW–Madison physicist awarded Packard Fellowship

October 15, 2019

Shimon Kolkowitz's research into ultra-precision atomic clocks will test Einstein's general theory of relativity.

Science journalist Christie Aschwanden visits as UW–Madison Science Writer in Residence

October 10, 2019

Aschwanden, who for years was lead science writer for FiveThirtyEight, will be on campus Oct. 14 through 18 visiting students and faculty and participating in a panel discussion.

Extension strengthens link between field and campus

October 8, 2019

When the Conant brothers started a hops farm, they knew practically nothing about hops. So they turned to their county ag educator from UW Extension, which is now part of UW–Madison. The agent drew upon UW researchers’ unbiased scientific expertise.

Campus a popular stopover for migrating butterflies

October 2, 2019

Butterflies like to stop at the UW–Madison campus and Arboretum to rest and drink up the nectar in the many flowers there.