Tag

Research

Blow Holes

Fall 2010

The shot-hole drill gives the Antarctic a breath of fresh air.

Ash Masters

Summer 2010

Researchers develop system to warn of volcanic threats to aviation.

In a Manner of Speaking

Summer 2010

When humans communicate, laughter plays a key role in comprehension.

Healthy Spuds

Summer 2010

With sustainability at the forefront, this program has put Wisconsin ahead of the trend.

A Voice in the Wilderness

Summer 2010

Before Jane Goodall and Dian Fossey, there was George Schaller MS’57, PhD’62, whose crusade to protect the world’s most beautiful and endangered animals has taken him to the globe’s most remote regions.

Bully Pulpit

Spring 2010

Certain friends can help kids who are picked on at school.

Contented Cows

Spring 2010

A comfy space and familiar companions make for a healthier herd.

Driven to Distraction

Spring 2010

How do we keep drivers’ minds on the road?

The Case of the Disappearing Mastodons

Spring 2010

What happened to Ice Age megafauna?

Speakin’ Palinese

Spring 2010

Why the heck does Sarah Palin talk like a Midwesterner?

Michael Fiore

Spring 2010

This anti-smoking advocate believes the battle against tobacco can be won.

Quick Takes

Spring 2010

UW news in brief.

Walking Wounded

Spring 2010

Can differences in the brain predict better treatment of post-war trauma?

Come On-A My House

Winter 2009

Longtime sociological study continues with in-home interviews.

Patients Know Best

Winter 2009

Project banks on nobody knowing your health better than you do.

Fair Share

Winter 2009

Federal stimulus funds jump-start stalled research across the campus.

What Lies Beneath

Winter 2009

New research center digs deep for sustainable energy source.

Consumer Wake-Up Call

Winter 2009

By necessity, Americans have tightened their belts during the economic downturn‚ but will the valuable lessons learned bring lasting changes to our relationship with money?

Celestial Chat

Fall 2009

Copernicus’s big idea may have sprouted from earlier talk among scholars.

Fast Change

Fall 2009

Human evolution appears to be speeding up.

iBrain

Fall 2009

Researchers use brain interface to post to Twitter.

Digging Deep

Fall 2009

UW scientists look for answers in the ice.

Quick Takes

Fall 2009

UW news in brief.

Subtract Calories, Add Years?

Fall 2009

Eat less — a whole lot less — and you could live a whole lot longer.

UW on the Air

Fall 2009

Fire up your DVR, because there’s more than football to watch on the Big Ten Network.

Ready, Set … Slow Down

Fall 2009

Want to go farther faster on your daily jog? It turns out that slowing down might be a better idea in the long run.

Wolves at the Door

Fall 2009

Thirty-five years ago, Wisconsin had no gray wolves. Today it has more than it knows what to do with. Now UW researchers are trying to help the state figure out how many wolves it wants and needs.

Reinventing Wheels

Fall 2009

American automakers have taken their share of wrong turns, but 2009 has been the worst year ever. Can UW-Madison step in with ways to help them get back on the road?

Tele[re]vision

Summer 2009

Conventional wisdom says that TV is bad for kids, but research is finding that good messages can prevail — if parents choose programming wisely.

What Is Educational Television?

Summer 2009

Pop quiz: Is the TV show Hannah Montana educational? If your answer is no, guess again.

Behind the Greens

Summer 2009

There’s a science to watching the grass grow.

Catching Cold

Summer 2009

Virologists sequence the genome of the common cold.

Compassionate Critters

Summer 2009

Our ability to understand another’s feelings may be genetic.

DARE to Be Done

Summer 2009

Dictionary of regional dialects nears completion.

Quick Takes

Summer 2009

UW news in brief.

Leavin’ Lizards?

Summer 2009

Climate change spells trouble for these reptiles.

The Obama Effect

Summer 2009

Obama's election impacts views on race.

Thump-THUMP, Thump-THUMP

Summer 2009

The latest UW stem-cell breakthrough creates beating heart muscle.

Weights and Measures

Summer 2009

An unprecedented study of childhood seeks answers to health problems.

Bedtime Story

Spring 2009

We all need sleep, and when we don’t get enough, it isn’t pretty. But scientists have yet to discover what exactly happens in our bodies and brains when we sleep. It’s a puzzle well worth solving for those who have sleep disorders or certain mental illnesses. So what theory are UW researchers pursuing? One unlike any other, of course.