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New technique could slash energy use in making silicon

October 13, 2017

A chemistry professor has come up with a more sustainable way to make silicon at much lower temperatures for the kind of advanced batteries used in electronics such as phones, cameras and laptop computers.

From moon rocks to flash talks, explore 100+ Wisconsin Science Festival events

October 3, 2017

Now in its seventh year, the festival continues to engage communities in the enterprise of science and discovery and aims to communicate the power of knowledge and creativity, promote innovation and cultivate the next generation of global citizens.

Biondi departs D2P to grow his cider venture

August 8, 2017

Discovery to Product (D2P) staff have mentored UW–Madison students, staff and faculty towards successful technology commercialization, including patenting, partnership with industry, and new company formation.

Eleven professors receive Romnes Faculty Fellowships

March 14, 2017

Romnes awards recognize exceptional faculty members who have earned tenure within the last six years. The awards are supported by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation.

Novel catalysts improve path to more sustainable plastics production

December 2, 2016

The second most-produced organic chemical in the world, propene is a key component of plastics found in consumer goods such as electronics, clothing and food packaging.

UW2020 funds projects to enhance research and infrastructure

September 29, 2016

The initiative seeks to fund research projects that have the potential to fundamentally transform a field of study, as well as projects that require significant development prior to the submission of applications for external funding.

Crossroads of Ideas makes fall 2016 debut Sept. 20

September 16, 2016

"Laboratory of Oligarchy” with journalism Professor Lewis Friedland will explore the meaning of oligarchy and how it can emerge in a democratic system.

Standing still may help improve antennas that scan in all directions

August 30, 2016

Spinning large objects nonstop takes a lot of time and mechanical energy. So scanning from a stationary position could speed up long-range detection and communications.

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

August 12, 2016

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

Fall Competition aims to set standard for research excellence

August 9, 2016

The competition offers funding for cutting-edge faculty research and support for graduate students who may be involved in that research.

UW2020: WARF Discovery Initiative proposals selected

July 26, 2016

The 14 research and infrastructure projects have the potential to transform robotics, cancer treatment, data science and more, including efforts to grow new neurons to foil Parkinson’s disease and approaches to expand children’s vocabularies to make them better students.

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

July 6, 2016

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.

New startups ‘graduate’ from UW business accelerator

July 5, 2016

The companies launched with help from the D2P program are working in such areas as growing brain cells, virtual reality and stroke rehabilitation.

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

July 1, 2016

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

UW biotech spinoff Mirus Bio celebrates two decades in business

June 17, 2016

The company makes cutting-edge products based on discoveries by three UW scientists for delivering DNA and RNA into cells.

UW tech spinoff promises to rethink design with ultra-fast software

May 19, 2016

Everything changes if you can figure out a way to keep a "hungry" computer processor fed.

Twelve professors receive Romnes Faculty Fellowships

May 5, 2016

Twelve promising young faculty have been honored with Romnes Faculty Fellowships. They will receive a $50,000 award for research, supported by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation.

Experimental drug cancels effect from key intellectual disability gene in mice

April 27, 2016

"We are a long way from declaring a cure for fragile X, but these results are promising," says researcher Xinyu Zhao.