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COVID Questions: Cold weather precautions; recovery time; future of work-at-home

September 28, 2020

Editor’s note: We will be publishing answers to questions about COVID-19 and the pandemic each week in this COVID questions column. If you have a…

The brains behind the traffic: 4 questions for mobility maven

May 31, 2018

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.

TEAM Lab provides hands-on learning experience in modern machine shop facility

May 29, 2018

With countless tools and machines, the possibilities for bringing an idea to life are endless at the College of Engineering’s Technical…

UW–Madison alumni, students forge team to aid proposed NASA mission

May 24, 2018

A group of UW–Madison students used a foundry to cast a stand-in for a spacecraft that may rendezvous with a comet two decades from now.

Wild Wisconsin yeast find their way into bread, beer, and class

May 23, 2018

A Sheboygan strain of yeast is being tried in both bread and beer, through the work of UW–Madison and its industry partners. One question to be answered: How does it taste?

Study bolsters bats’ reputation as mosquito devourers

May 22, 2018

New UW–Madison research conducted throughout Wisconsin suggests that bats may indeed be effective exterminators of mosquitoes.

A hidden world of communication, chemical warfare, beneath the soil

May 22, 2018

New research from the University of Wisconsin–Madison shows how some harmful microbes have to contend not just with a farmer’s chemical attacks, but also with their microscopic neighbors — and themselves turn to chemical warfare to ward off threats.

Ultralight science: Boundary layer measurements from low-flying source

May 16, 2018

A professor is using an ultralight aircraft to conduct a research project aimed at better understanding the Earth’s atmosphere. Instruments strapped to the wings and the cockpit of the aircraft collect atmospheric data while it is airborne.

Study shows yogurt may dampen chronic inflammation linked to multiple diseases

May 14, 2018

New UW–Madison research indicates that ongoing consumption of yogurt may have a general anti-inflammatory effect.

UW-Madison biomanufacturer offers essential gene-transfer capacity

May 11, 2018

A UW–Madison lab that makes proteins, antibodies and viruses has begun manufacturing a virus critical to experimental treatments for many genetic conditions.

Liquid crystals self-regulate the release of drugs in precise, repeating doses with simple nudge from their environment

May 9, 2018

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison have developed liquid crystal films and droplets that can hold a wide range of “micro-cargo” until their release is cued by body heat or a beam of light or even the wake of swimming microorganisms.

For scientist studying turbulence, the sky is the limit

May 7, 2018

Michael Graham, a professor of chemical and biological engineering, is a leader in the field, and a recently awarded Department of Defense Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship is enabling his potentially transformative research on turbulence.

Prototype camera set for integration into novel gamma-ray telescope

May 3, 2018

A unique high-speed camera, designed to capture the fleeting effects of gamma rays crashing into the Earth’s atmosphere, will soon be on its way from the University of Wisconsin–Madison to Arizona’s Mount Hopkins.