It’s getting mighty crowded in space as debris from satellites, labs, and other things shot into Earth’s orbit degrade over time and threaten to fall back to where they came from.
3D printing seems like science fiction come to life.
“It’s kind of Star Trek–like,” says Dan Thoma MS’88, PhD’92, director of …
It’s been two decades since the first human embryonic stem cell lines were derived at UW–Madison. What effect has the discovery had on scientific research and human health?
Adam Steltzner PhD’99 just wanted a regular job, so he became an engineer — eventually, one of NASA’s top engineers. Now he’s helping lead the search for life on Mars.
A remembrance of the Columbia astronaut.
New research from the UW shows video games could help teach empathy to adolescents.
Why critical infrastructure is at risk
In a new book, former Wisconsin governor Tommy Thompson ’63, JD’66 recalls his partnership with UW–Madison and his support for biotechnology research.
During more than four decades as a photographer, Michael Kienitz ’74 has worked in some of the most beautiful spots in the world — …
UW researchers are using drones to search for more sustainable farming methods.
At Industrial Light & Magic, Rachel Rose MS’03, PhD’07 leads a virtual-production team that brings the Star Wars universe to the big screen.
Bill Hibbard ’70, MS’73, PhD’95 and other artificial-intelligence experts want to ensure that AI meets its potential for good — avoids dystopian scenarios.
UW plays a key role in weather warnings.
There’s more to genetically modified foods than what you hear in political debate. Just ask UW professor Jiming Jiang and his hardy — if unloved — potato.
UW music professor Christopher Taylor debuts the new instrument he developed on campus.
College students and their parents are in closer contact than ever, and that bond has transformed the way universities interact with families.
UW computer sciences professor Gurindar Sohi developed technology that is at the heart of a legal dispute with Apple, Inc.
There’s a STEM boom at the UW, with those majors accounting for 40 percent of degrees.
In a new UW lab, students create cool things for our interconnected world.
Engineering Mechanics and Astronautics 601
The cultures of multiple homelands were stitched together in a School of Human Ecology class during fall semester.
Frankenstein, Robocop, Google: Human Memory/Digital Memory
What does it take to produce one of those courses with the funny name? We look at the intense planning, the in-the-field work, and the post-production effort required to create a MOOC.
On March 7, 2014, the lights went out for the last time at UW–Madison’s Synchrotron Radiation Center (SRC).
“Location aware” technology for smartphones.
Dairy is not "straw hats and bib overalls" at the UW. The flagship institution in America's Dairyland draws on a long history of lacto-research, modern technology, and big data to thrive in what has become a very scientific field.
Before the year is out, Jeffrey Sprecher ’78 is set to finalize his purchase of the New York Stock Exchange.
The Software Assurance Marketplace aims to make computers more secure
Trudging up Bascom Hill with the complete works of Shakespeare weighing you down may have become a thing of the past.