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ChatGPT makes materials research much more efficient
UW–Madison's Dane Morgan and Maciej Polak have published their solution for training ChatGPT to read academic articles, tabulate key data and check the results for accuracy, thereby saving valuable research time.
Informed by mechanics and computation, flexible bioelectronics can better conform to a curvy body
In the future, for example, a flexible bioelectronic artificial retina implanted in a person’s eyeball could help restore vision, or a smart contact lens could continuously sense glucose levels in the body.
Engineering students create medallion for chancellor’s investiture
Mechanical Engineering undergraduate students Teekay Kowalewski (left) and Dylan Zinkgraf (right) present Chancellor Jennifer L. Mnookin with a larger-scale, recast version of the University…
New atomic-scale understanding of catalysis could unlock massive energy savings
Catalyst materials are critical for refining petroleum products and for manufacturing pharmaceuticals, plastics, food additives, fertilizers, green fuels, industrial chemicals and much more.
For stressed-out grad students, mindfulness makes big difference
Cultivated through practices such as meditation, yoga or prayer, mindfulness centers around being in the present moment in an open, non-judgmental, curious, accepting way.
UW–Madison engineering talent critical to state, national economic progress
A planned new building is a critical starting point in the college’s ability to provide a hands-on education to many more engineering students and help keep pace with industry growth.
Badgers are in demand after graduation. How UW is making it happen.
To help prepare them, students receive hands-on training in real-world skills, experience in professional settings and face-to-face meetings with employers.
Drying process could be key step in the development of life
New research could help explain crucial early steps on the path of life that led from a pool filled with simple amino acids to bacteria, redwood trees and people.
UW–Madison has long been a leader in fusion research and education
Over more than a half-century, the University of Wisconsin–Madison has become a national leader in the field, with dozens of researchers working on multiple large-scale projects across three departments and two colleges.
Nuclear engineering student crowned Miss America 2023
Nuclear engineering student and 2022 Miss Wisconsin Grace Stanke won the Miss America title on Dec. 15. She's using her platform to raise awareness of nuclear energy's benefits for a clean energy future.
New carbon nanotube-based foam promises superior protection against concussions
A a carbon nanotube foam just one atom thick absorbs specific energy 18 times better than current U.S. military combat helmets.
Understanding freshwater foam may help in fight against PFAS “forever chemicals”
Research in the School of Engineering will advance our understanding of how PFAS chemicals behave in diverse aquatic conditions.
Engineer reinvents himself as an ambassador to excite kids worldwide about science
After 10 years of rejected applications and failed walk-on attempts in multiple cities, UW alum Jay Flores finally got the call to compete on American Ninja Warrior — and an opportunity to share his message about STEM and perseverance on television’s big stage.
3D scan will reveal the stories hidden within 1,200-year-old Wisconsin canoe
Lennon Rodgers of the College of Engineering performed the scan on the 15-foot dugout canoe recovered in 2021 from the waters of Lake Mendota, part of the ancestral home of the Ho-Chunk Nation.
Drone-delivered defibrillators could save lives
The new research details the framework for designing a network of AED-outfitted, autonomous flying drones, which could allow the life-saving devices to more quickly reach people experiencing cardiac arrest.
A penetrating gaze: System allows world’s first X-ray look at electron-beam 3D-printing process
A team of UW–Madison mechanical engineers have pioneered the integration of several imaging technologies into a system that can study the fundamental mechanics of electron beam powder bed fusion in real time.
You’re muted — or are you? Videoconferencing apps may listen even when mic is off
Not only did researchers find that the apps gather audio data while "mute" is activated; they could identify activities picked up when microphones weren't believed to be on, such as eating, playing music, typing and cleaning.
Dramatically reducing defects, new technique opens applications for 3D-printing metal parts
UW researchers have discovered a way to enable a prominent additive manufacturing technique called laser powder bed fusion to produce metal parts that have significantly fewer defects.
Scientists, undergraduates team up to protect astronauts from radiation
A research team will refine and test a novel idea for a traveling magnetic field strong enough to deflect harmful radiation from astronauts as they travel to Mars or set up bases around the moon.
New lightweight super material could battle bullets, deflect space debris
The carbon nanotube could be used in lightweight, high-performance armor materials, for example, in bulletproof vests to better protect the wearer or in shields around spacecraft to mitigate damage from flying high-speed microdebris.