Category Science & Technology
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.
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.
“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.”
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.
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.
Shimon Kolkowitz's research into ultra-precision atomic clocks will test Einstein's general theory of relativity.
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.
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.
Butterflies like to stop at the UW–Madison campus and Arboretum to rest and drink up the nectar in the many flowers there.