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Foxconn competition seeks ideas for ‘smart cities’

Individuals and teams with the best ideas will receive technical support as well as financial or in-kind contributions to help develop their proposals for possible implementation.

The brains behind the traffic: 4 questions for mobility maven

David Noyce, director of the Traffic Operations and Safety Laboratory in the UW–Madison College of Engineering, is at the forefront of efforts to streamline highway and vehicle infrastructure for greater safety and efficiency.

UW funds will improve app to help vets at ‘Dryhootch’ coffeehouses

Dryhootch Coffeehouse is a place dedicated to the physical and mental health of U.S. veterans, and now it will use a new grant from the UW–Madison School of Medicine and Public Health to improve an app that connects vets to vets.

Testing the waters for a new kind of graduate teaching

A UW–Madison engineering professor has designed a three-credit graduate course in a virtual university format, with live online lectures delivered to remote audiences.

Use of mobile app reduced alcohol and drug use

The application called Seva provides a discussion board, interactive modules to teach problem solving, tools for coping with cravings and high-risk situations, and other features.

UW startup’s invention featured at Paris fashion-tech show

The wearable system developed by Torq Labs is designed to help runners avoid injury by tracking leg movement with wireless sensors that transmit data to a smartphone app.

The doc sets the goal, then ‘Digital Intern’ goes to work

A UW–Madison spinoff company is refining a medical management software package designed to help doctors treat patients more efficiently.

Astronomy video game wins national award

“At Play in the Cosmos,” an educational video game developed at UW–Madison, won the third annual Mashable + Games for Change People’s Choice Award.

Degree program uses satellite, drone technologies to solve environmental problems

Students will learn skills that can be applied to conducting wildlife surveys, mapping floodwaters, monitoring environmental conditions, and many other applications.

UW-Madison researchers tackle bias in algorithms

If you’ve ever applied for a loan or checked your credit score, algorithms have played a role in your life. You might assume that computers remove human bias from decision-making, but research has shown that is not true.

WARF, UW–Madison again rank in top 10 universities for U.S. patents

Pharmaceuticals and drug discovery, medical imaging, materials and chemicals, information technology and clean technology were the leading categories of WARF-UW-Madison patents.

UW-Madison engineers will shape 5G wireless networks

As demands on wireless networks increase, University of Wisconsin–Madison engineers aim to open new frontiers in cutting-edge wireless communications. Their research is part of a National Science Foundation initiative to develop the next generation of wireless technologies.

A taste of vision: Device translates from camera to brain, via the tongue

The device, patented almost 20 years ago by a visionary UW doctor, is now on the market after a long campaign by the company he founded.

UW-Madison spinoff taking a big bite out of swallowing problems

Swallow Solutions' system sets up a customized therapy program so users can strengthen the tongue and associated swallowing muscles in the throat.

New high-power Evinrude outboard built with UW–Madison software

The engine maker got some help from an unlikely source: code originally written to understand the motion of air after an atomic bomb explosion.