Tag Research

Simple ‘smart’ glass reveals the future of artificial vision

July 8, 2019

UW-Madison engineers have devised a method to create pieces of “smart” glass that can recognize images without requiring any sensors or circuits or power sources. 

Irrigated farming in Wisconsin’s Central Sands cools the region’s climate

July 2, 2019

Irrigation dropped maximum temperatures by one to three degrees Fahrenheit on average while increasing minimum temperatures up to four degrees compared to unirrigated farms or forests, research shows.

Morgridge fellow Jennifer Seelig focuses on rural schools’ place in community

July 1, 2019

Her research examined community values and how they affected the school. For example, being close to nature and enjoying hunting and fishing were important to community members and therefore to the school district.

Wisconsin Medicaid expansion lowered antidiabetic drug costs 70%

July 1, 2019

A new UW–Madison study shows that Wisconsin Medicaid’s 2014 coverage expansion had a tremendous impact on making antidiabetic drugs more affordable for one of the state’s populations that needs them most: childless adults with low income.

Wood products mitigate less than 1 percent of global carbon emissions

July 1, 2019

"It's not just about lowering our emissions but pursuing strategies that might have storage potential, and harvested wood products are one of those options,” says researcher Craig Johnston.

Relieving two headaches with one process

July 1, 2019

A team of UW–Madison researchers has been awarded a patent for a method to synthesize acetaminophen — the active ingredient in Tylenol — from a natural compound derived from plant material.

A Trojan horse? Immune cells ferry deadly fungus from mouse lung into the blood

June 27, 2019

New research shows how inhaled fungal spores exit the lung and trigger a fatal infection in mice. It appears that lung macrophages abandon their posts as bodyguards and begin smuggling spores into the bloodstream.

Heat kills invasive jumping worm cocoons, could help limit spread

June 20, 2019

New research is good news for ecologists and horticulturalists who are working to slow or stop the spread of the worms. But little remains known about the life cycle of these damaging invaders or how to stop them.

Record-low fertility rates linked to decline in stable manufacturing jobs

June 18, 2019

New UW–Madison research identifies a link between the long-term decline in manufacturing jobs — accelerated during the Great Recession — and reduced fertility rates.

Higher Learning Commission reaffirms UW–Madison’s accreditation

June 18, 2019

“Accreditation is incredibly important in assuring our students, their families and Wisconsin taxpayers that we are providing the best possible environment for academic success,” says Chancellor Rebecca Blank.

Mark Hill honored for improvements to vital computer memory systems

June 5, 2019

Hill has been analyzing and improving how computer memory functions since the 1980s. His developments became the basis of the memory models for the ubiquitous programming languages Java and C++.

Sensor from Antarctic observatory IceCube joins Smithsonian collection

May 30, 2019

IceCube uses thousands of these sensors embedded in a cubic kilometer of ice underneath the South Pole to track neutrinos, invisible subatomic particles that traverse space at nearly the speed of light.

UW Changes Lives: Campus-born fertility company seeks to improve women’s health care, Wisconsin economy

May 24, 2019

What started as a side project in a UW–Madison laboratory is now a successful business that’s closer than ever to giving women a way to help overcome difficulties in conceiving a child.

Native Nations_UW Leadership Summit highlights directions for partnerships

May 15, 2019

“The partnership feels genuine. I think it will have valuable benefits, and not just on the research end, but also in how many Native students are at UW–Madison and how the university can better support them," says Mic Isham Jr., executive administrator of the Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission.