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Coughing visualization illustrates the benefits of wearing a good mask

July 6, 2020

A research team made a video of a modified mannequin whose mouth releases a puff of air containing fog, in order to see how well masks contain the fog and visualize results from testing different mask styles.

Phase 2 returns more research activity to campus

July 1, 2020

Phase 2 continues a gradual expansion of research activities while ensuring we continue to follow guidelines to minimize the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

American Family Insurance Data Science Institute awards “mini grants” to advance data science

June 29, 2020

The emerging field of data science is the study, development or application of methods that reveal new insights from data. The successful projects will further research ranging from third-wave artificial intelligence to student entrepreneurship.

New approach for breaking plastics down shows promise for ‘upcycling’ them

June 25, 2020

“Thirty percent of our plastic is ending up in the environment," says chemical and biological engineering Professor George Huber. "The current plastic infrastructure is not sustainable right now.”

Forming genitals in boys requires complex dance between genes and hormones

June 25, 2020

The research helps us understand how genes and hormones interact to develop male reproductive systems, a step toward researching why disorders in these organs have become more common and how we might prevent them.

‘Dairy Brain’ project asks farmers to help create smarter dairies

June 24, 2020

UW researchers are working with dairy farmers, producers and equipment manufacturers to use data to make useful, real-time decisions.

UW–Madison and UW Health quickly launch a number of COVID-19 clinical trials

June 24, 2020

Among the latest is a study examining the potential for an existing drug to treat a serious and often deadly complication of a COVID-19 infection.

Better low-light photography may come one photon at a time

June 18, 2020

Sensors that catch just the minimum amount of light could be better than typical digital cameras at capturing everyday memories in challenging environments.

Controlling invasive milfoil with lake-wide herbicide could do more harm than good to native plants

June 11, 2020

New research could help lake managers make more informed decisions about their invasive species control strategies.

Environmental DNA shows promise in estimating sport fish populations

June 11, 2020

eDNA could help fisheries managers keep tabs on walleye health across many more lakes at a fraction of the cost of current monitoring methods.