Tag Research

Mercury levels in fish fluctuate along with water levels in lakes

December 20, 2018

A new study has found that when droughts cause water levels to drop, the levels of mercury found in fish also plummet. In wetter weather, water levels rise and levels of mercury in fish increase.

NOAA plan to improve weather forecasting includes UW–Madison

December 18, 2018

NOAA cooperative institutes, like the University of Wisconsin–Madison Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS), play a key role in mitigating weather-related losses by increasing innovation and research opportunities.

Are Fitbits the answer to nurse fatigue?

December 17, 2018

A UW–Madison School of Nursing professor is using activity trackers on nurses to uncover important data about what causes fatigue in the work environment and what health systems can do to minimize its impact.

Black youths less protected from antisocial behaviors than white peers

December 14, 2018

New research assesses the developmental trajectories of antisocial behaviors in both black and white youths.

Forget ‘needle in a haystack.’ Try finding an invasive species in a lake.

December 4, 2018

A new study may explain why the tiny and invasive spiny water flea passed undetected in Lake Mendota, one of the most-studied lakes in the world, for a decade.

Reaching for the stars: 50 years of space astronomy

December 4, 2018

In December 1968, the world’s first autonomous space-based astronomical observatory carried seven telescopes from UW–Madison, designed and built by a plucky band of scientists in an unassuming warehouse on South Park Street.

Where the ocean meets the sky, chemists look for clues to our climate

November 29, 2018

Chemists at the University of Wisconsin–Madison are studying how our past, present and future climates are affected by a complex aerosol made up of seawater, air and bits of organic matter from the organisms that call the ocean home.

NOAA listening session to focus on weather research, forecasting improvements

November 21, 2018

“It’s an honor to have NOAA leadership visiting campus,” says Associate Vice Chancellor Steve Ackerman. “It acknowledges our history and expertise in this area of science and recognizes that we have important contributions to make."

Could yesterday’s Earth contain clues for making tomorrow’s medicines?

November 19, 2018

UW-Madison researchers have described initial steps toward achieving chemistries that encode information in a variety of conditions that might mimic the environment of prehistoric Earth.

UW–Madison physics professor receives Moore Inventor Fellowship

November 15, 2018

Victor Brar is making new light sources the old-fashioned way, developing one to fill a niche where lasers are too expensive and LEDs inefficient.