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Researcher Payam Hosseini working in lab
7/01/2022

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…

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…

UW Crest with engineering background
6/06/2022

New nanoparticles aid sepsis treatment in mice

Sepsis, the body’s overreaction to an infection, affects more than 1.5 million people and kills at least 270,000 every year in the U.S. alone. The standard treatment of antibiotics and…

PhD student Alana Stempien
6/06/2022

Cell mechanics offers new clue in genetic heart disease

Catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (CPVT) is a mouthful of a heart disease that’s essentially an invisible ticking time bomb for the estimated 1 in 10,000 people who have it. Often,…

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…

Jay Flores
6/02/2022

Engineer reinvents himself as an ambassador to excite kids worldwide about science

When Jay Flores isn’t climbing and leaping through obstacle courses to train for NBC’s American Ninja Warrior or traveling internationally to deliver energizing keynotes, he spends a lot of time…

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….

Bonita Goh and Yafei Wang working in the lab
5/26/2022

Making new metals with machine learning means molten salt can’t corrode

For clean energy sources like solar or nuclear, molten salt is somewhat of a wonder material. In concentrated solar power plants, for example, the sun’s heat can be stored in…

Maitreyee Sanjiv Marathe with the e-Little Free Library
5/23/2022

Solar Little Free Libraries provide power to people who need it most

For many people who are homeless or members of underserved populations, cell phones are a lifeline; a phone may be their only way to keep in touch with distant friends…

Bhuvana Krishnaswamy
5/19/2022

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….