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Life Sciences - Jul 22
Two of 10 new federal grants aimed at "leapfrogging" technologies to improve food security were awarded to scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison's College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.
Politics - Jul 22

Researchers in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have received $1 million from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to establish the Center for Communication and Civic Renewal.

Physics - Jul 16

With news that the National Science Foundation (NSF) and international partners will support an upgrade to the IceCube neutrino detector at the South Pole, the UW-Madison lab that built the novel drill used to bore mile-deep holes in the Antarctic ice is gearing up for another drilling campaign.

Health - Jul 15

Ten years ago, in Marathon County, Wisconsin, 55 people were sickened by an uncommon fungal infection called blastomycosis. Thirty patients were hospitalized. Two people died. The fungus, Blastomyces dermatitidis, found naturally in wet soil and in decomposing wood throughout the Great Lakes region and the Mississippi Valley, can cause flu-like illness and in severe cases, death.

Health - Jul 8

From bugs to plants to animals, for all living things to grow they must create more cells. To do so, each existing cell, whether in an embryo or an adult, receives cues to copy its chromosomes - large pieces of DNA that contain each cell's entire genetic code.

Computer Science - Jul 3

Hulking robots common to assembly line manufacturing tend to be loners. They often cut, bend and weld metal inside cages and behind barriers meant to safely separate them from human workers. "For a long time, the best factory robot has been one that you set up, and you don't touch for two years.

Environment - Jul 17

The Ojibwe people tell of a prophecy that spurred their journey from the Atlantic coast of North America to the Great Lakes region more than 1,000 years ago - revelations that told them to travel west to a land where food grew on the water.

Astronomy - Jul 16

The IceCube Neutrino Observatory is located at NSF's Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station. Management and operation of the observatory is through the Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center at UW-Madison.

Palaeontology - Jul 10

An artistic rendering of what Lori, scientifically known as Hesperornithoides miessleri, may have looked like when she was alive roughly 150 million years ago. Image by Gabriel Ugueto Scientists have long known that birds and dinosaurs are related, but as with many families, it's complicated.

Innovation - Jul 8

From left to right, Zongfu Yu, Ang Chen and Efram Khoram developed the concept for a "smart" piece of glass that recognizes images without any external power or circuits. Photo by Sam Million Weaver The sophisticated technology that powers face recognition in many modern smartphones someday could receive a high-tech upgrade that sounds - and looks - surprisingly low-tech.

Computer Science - Jul 3

Hulking robots common to assembly line manufacturing tend to be loners. They often cut, bend and weld metal inside cages and behind barriers meant to safely separate them from human workers. "For a long time, the best factory robot has been one that you set up, and you don't touch for two years.




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