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Building on a solid process, Wang pours resources into making carbon-negative cement

Year in and year out, cement production is one of the biggest contributors to humanity’s carbon emissions. Making portland cement, the most frequently used cement around the world and a…

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Analyzing an ‘Erie’ algae similarity with Kenya’s Kisumu Bay

When spring comes around, freeing Lake Mendota in Madison, Wisconsin, from its annual deep freeze, Paul Block and his students study the season’s climate conditions to predict what summer has…

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Through rain, snow and road construction, researchers across campus solve automated vehicle driving challenges

In the not-so-distant future, a city full of autonomous cars may have to weather a snowstorm. It’s a scenario that’s not unusual to places like Madison, but it presents a…

From left, Seunghyeon Jung, a biological systems engineering PhD student, discusses an idea with Rob Anex, professor of biological systems engineering, Bu Wang, an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, and Keerthana Sreenivasan, a graduate student in civil and environmental engineering, in a lab at the Wisconsin Energy Institute at UW–Madison.

UW–Madison’s ultra-efficient carbon capture tech among top-60 in global XPRIZE challenge

For a planet increasingly ravaged by the effects of climate change, removing carbon from the atmosphere could be part of a desperately needed turn in the right direction. Innovators worldwide…

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What happens when microbes hitch a ride on microplastics in lakes

As the climate changes, dangerous algal blooms become more common in our lakes, threatening not only humans, but entire freshwater ecosystems. Nimish Pujara, an assistant professor of civil and environmental…

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Award-winning connected corridor a preview of ‘smart’ travel in Madison

University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers are paving the way for intelligent or autonomous vehicles to communicate with the very infrastructure that lines our roadways. The Traffic Operations and Safety (TOPS) Laboratory…

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Great Lakes tributary rivers play important role in bringing PFAS to the drinking water source of millions

The world’s largest source of fresh water, the Great Lakes, provides drinking water to more than 40 million people in the United States and Canada. In the first study of…

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Collaboration drives advances in AV understanding

The city of Racine, Wisconsin, has a new shuttle that doesn’t necessarily need a driver. Dubbed the “Badger,” the new shuttle is a flashy example of technological advances that have…

The UW-Madison XPRIZE team

UW team among winners of Musk Foundation’s XPRIZE for Carbon Removal Student Competition

A team from the University of Wisconsin–Madison is one of the top winners in the $5 million XPRIZE for Carbon Removal Student Competition. The contest is kickstarting projects that could…

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Tracking PFAS to preserve a community’s water supply

The city of Rhinelander in northern Wisconsin has dangerous “forever chemicals” in its water. In fact, in 2019, the city shut down two of its water wells after it found…