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UW–Madison engineers mark 3D printing milestone in race to in-space manufacturing

May 20, 2024

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison have taken a step toward in-space manufacturing of replacement electronic components by successfully 3D printing RAM device units in zero gravity for the first time.

Popular social media apps use AI to analyze photos on your phone, introducing both bias and errors

April 26, 2024

An analysis of Instagram found that its vision model categorized more than 500 different "concepts," including age and gender, time of day, background images and even what foods people were eating in the photographs.

Newly developed material gulps down hydrogen, spits it out, protects fusion reactor walls

December 14, 2023

The advance, detailed in a paper published recently in the journal Physica Scripta, could enable more efficient compact fusion reactors that are easier to repair and maintain.

First-year UW–Madison engineers create solution that empowers woman with MS

December 12, 2023

Each semester, groups of students develop prototypes to address challenges for real clients, often local community members contending with health challenges.

Zapping manure with special electrode promises an efficient method to produce fertilizers, other chemicals

December 11, 2023

The researchers' preliminary analyses show it could offer considerable benefits by cutting water and air pollution while simultaneously creating products that farmers could use or sell.

Cracking the da Vinci chronology: System tries to bring order to the works of a Renaissance genius

November 14, 2023

The watermark imaging system takes detailed images of artwork and then extracts information about the paper’s internal structure. That's compared to images of other documents to see if they came from the same batch of handmade paper.

UW–Madison announces new campaign video in support of College of Engineering building

November 13, 2023

The proposed College of Engineering building would allow the university to educate hundreds of additional engineers annually, significantly boosting the state’s talent pool.

With $15M boost from U.S. Navy, engineers will help detect, prevent traumatic brain injuries    

November 10, 2023

The initiative’s researchers work closely with industry partners to rapidly translate fundamental scientific discoveries from the lab into next-generation consumer products that will protect the brain from injury.

Wisconsin business leaders and UW–Madison push for new engineering building with latest campaign

November 6, 2023

Statewide effort includes letter to legislators signed by executives of the state’s top companies and associations.

With UW–Madison assist, project could accelerate nation’s clean energy transition

October 20, 2023

The project would be the first to demonstrate — at a commercial scale — a closed-loop, carbon dioxide-based energy storage system and could validate the technology for wide-scale deployment in the United States.

Down the tubes: Common PVC pipes can hack voice identification systems

August 17, 2023

Machine learning algorithms can ward off a host of digital impersonators trying to hack voice recognition software, but new research has shown they aren't so impervious to analog threats.

UW will launch materials engineering research initiative with major NSF sponsorship

June 28, 2023

UW's Materials Research Science and Engineering Center bring together teams of researchers from diverse backgrounds to better understand disordered materials, including various types of glass, as well as the emergence of order from disordered materials.

With transparent machine learning tool, engineers accelerate polymer discovery 

June 16, 2023

The aerospace, automobile and electronics industries use these polymers, known as polyimides, for a wide variety of applications because they have excellent mechanical and thermal properties — including strength, stiffness and heat resistance.

ChatGPT makes materials research much more efficient

April 20, 2023

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

April 19, 2023

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

April 6, 2023

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

April 6, 2023

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

March 22, 2023

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

March 16, 2023

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.