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With cyanobacteria, carbon dioxide and sunlight, a team of University of Wisconsin–Madison engineers aims to create a sustainable alternative source of commodity chemicals currently derived from an ever-decreasing supply of fossil fuels.
The University of Wisconsin¬-Madison and WISC-TV will host a debate between 2nd Congressional District Democratic primary candidates on Tuesday, Aug. 7.
In the pantheon of deadly weather events, heat waves rule.
With a $2.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, stem cell pioneer Dr. James Thomson, University of Wisconsin–Madison associate professor of biomedical engineering William Murphy and School of Medicine and Public Health medical informatics professor David Page will lead a team to derive and assemble the distinct cell types found in the human cerebral cortex.
A new type of forest is taking root in Puerto Rico's abandoned sugar cane fields. The new stands are full of invasive trees, but they harbor large numbers of endangered native bird species. From the perspective of conservation science, are these forest parcels good or bad? And how should they be managed?
Every day researchers add another sea of data to an ocean of knowledge on the world around us - billions on top of billions of measurements, images and observations of the tiniest subatomic particles up to the movement of planets and stars.
With the help of a $2 million grant from the U.S. Office of Naval Research, mechanical engineers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison will develop a tool to characterize the performance of a new class of alternative fuels that could be used in maritime vehicles such as submarines and aircraft carriers.
Suman Banerjee's work finds plenty of happy users every day, but it's not every day the University of Wisconsin–Madison computer sciences professor helps inspire a national program supporting technical innovation.
The first U.S. population prevalence study of mutations in the gene that causes fragile X syndrome, the most common inherited form of intellectual disability, suggests the mutation in the gene - and its associated health risks - may be more common than previously believed.
A young generation of researchers are seeking biofuels in some unlikely-sounding places: toxic algae blooms and cow stomachs.
Cardiomyocytes, the workhorse cells that make up the beating heart, can now be made cheaply and abundantly in the laboratory.
An international team of researchers has discovered how adding trace amounts of water can tremendously speed up chemical reactions-such as hydrogenation and hydrogenolysis-in which hydrogen is one of the reactants, or starting materials.
Drawing on powerful computational tools and a state-of-the-art scanning transmission electron microscope, a team of University of Wisconsin–Madison and Iowa State University materials science and engineering researchers has discovered a new nanometer-scale atomic structure in solid metallic materials known as metallic glasses.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded the University of Wisconsin–Madison more than $2.6 million in grants for nuclear engineering research, fellowships and facilities upgrades.
The Morgridge Institute for Research has received a $20.6 million award from the U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration to support development of a new process and manufacturing plant for a medical isotope needed by tens of thousands of U.S. patients daily.
After a marathon debate over a pair of studies that show how the avian H5N1 influenza virus could become transmissible in mammals, and an unprecedented recommendation by a government review panel to block publication, one of the studies was finally and fully published today (May 3, 2012) in the journal Nature.
Although cosmic rays were discovered 100 years ago, their origin remains one of the most enduring mysteries in physics. Now, the IceCube Neutrino Observatory, a massive detector in Antarctica, is honing in on how the highest energy cosmic rays are produced.
The latest statistics from the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) show that scholars at the University of Wisconsin–Madison continue to be among the nation's most successful at securing support for their research.
Linda Ciofu Baumann, professor emerita at the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Nursing, has been appointed to a four-year term on the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.