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Ilhan Bok working in the lab
6/09/2022

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…

6/03/2022

New technique is a big nano-step forward in fabricating the next generation of transistors

Using hydrocarbon seeds, materials engineers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have developed a new method for making graphene nanoribbons. In the future, the technique may allow the industrial-scale fabrication of…

terahertz emitter being used for security screenings
5/27/2022

New wave: Narrowband terahertz emitter could search for explosive materials in public spaces

Sometimes a breakthrough in fundamental research is placed on a shelf or filed away in a journal article until someone finds a practical use for it years or decades later….

Carolyn Schaefer, a PhD student in engineering physics, works on the Pegasus-III fusion experiment
4/26/2022

Progress on the path to fusion

New technologies and an influx of private investment are sparking developments in a field that seeks to realize a longstanding energy dream. The lithium in your laptop battery could be…

The colors in this image of induced pluripotent stem cells indicate the relative oxidation-reduction state of cells.
4/21/2022

Label-free imaging, plus data science, means better quality control for biomanufacturing stem cells

By reprogramming cells from a patient to yield induced pluripotent stem cells, scientists and clinicians can wield a fertile and versatile resource for personalizing patient healthcare via regenerative medicine, cell…

Assistant Professor Justin Boutilier
4/18/2022

Special delivery: Drone-delivered defibrillators could save lives

As a kid, Justin Boutilier would sometimes get roped into helping his dad, a paramedic and firefighter, perform automated external defibrillator demonstrations in and around his hometown of Niagara Falls,…

pancreatic cyst CT image
4/01/2022

A closer look: Machine learning collaborations are helping to improve medical imaging

Data science and machine learning are becoming almost ubiquitous in many facets of our daily lives. Our healthcare is no exception—and among the areas where these algorithms are poised to…

3/25/2022

Listen up: Video conferencing software may be ‘listening’ even if you’re muted

Recently, Kassem Fawaz’s brother was on a video conference with the microphone muted. Then he noticed that the microphone light was still on—indicating, inexplicably, that his microphone was being accessed….