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Hayley Boigenzahn
December 14, 2022

Drying process could be key step in the development of life

One-hundred fifty years ago, Charles Darwin speculated that life likely originated in a warm little pond. There, chemical reactions and the odd lightning strike led to chains of amino acids…

A person walks outside wearing an exosuit and tensiometer
October 20, 2022

Wearable sensor can help unlock the potential of exosuits in real-world environments

Wearing an exosuit could help people rehab from an injury or even give them extra oomph if they’re carrying something heavy. But, according to University of Wisconsin-Madison and Harvard University…

exceptional point-based accelerometer device
July 27, 2022

Signal boost: Advance enables hyper-sensitive sensors

A team of researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Wesleyan University has developed a new accelerometer that can take extraordinarily precise measurements. The advance opens the door to new…

Ilhan Bok working in the lab
June 9, 2022

Neural engineers use simulation to test nanoparticles for whole-brain imaging

Magnetic particle imaging (MPI) is an emerging technology that could allow researchers and clinicians to glimpse organs, in real time, with a resolution and sensitivity superior to commonly used tools…

Bhuvana Krishnaswamy
May 19, 2022

Advanced sensor networks could help farmers micromanage their fields

In the future, farmers will be able to look at a tablet and see the nutrient, CO2 and moisture levels of every individual acre in their fields in real time….

WEMPEC students doing research
May 9, 2022

Journal dedicates issue to WEMPEC’s 40-year influence on electric machines and power electronics

The April 2022 issue of the IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Wisconsin Electric Machines and Power Electronics Consortium (WEMPEC)….

Students from the Wisconsin Autonomous team work in an automotive lab.
April 5, 2022

In autonomous competition, students drive the solutions

For an autonomous vehicle, navigating a dense, busy urban environment presents almost limitless scenarios that require split-second reactions and accurate decisions. Designing such a vehicle that can operate safely is…