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2014-10-16 16:31:37

Prize Recognizes Exemplary Efforts to Engage Communities with Arts & Sciences MADISON, Wis., Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Phi Beta Kappa Society ( BK), the nation's oldest and most-widely known academic honor society, presents the Wisconsin Science Festival with the Key of Excellence Award and its $10,000 prize at a reception tonight celebrating the arts and sciences at the Town Center of the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery. Photo -...

2014-09-02 20:25:48

MILWAUKEE, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The UWM Foundation and the Milwaukee Institute today announced their partnership for high-speed computing (HSC) resources at UWM's new Innovation Campus in Wauwatosa. Innovation Campus tenants Brooks Stevens and Concordia University will be the first organizations to use the services provided by the Milwaukee Institute. The Milwaukee Institute's recently upgraded HPC cluster is the largest publicly accessible supercomputing resource...

2014-08-26 23:18:09

WCET is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2014 WCET Outstanding Work award: Capella University, Colorado Technical University, Excelsior College, Northern Virginia Community College, and University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. Boulder, CO (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 Since 2004, the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies (WCET) has been presenting the WCET Outstanding Work (WOW) award to colleges, universities, and organizations who are implementing exceptionally creative,...

2014-06-25 16:25:55

Fund's first grant expected to focus on detection and treatment of Alzheimer's disease MADISON, Wis., June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) and the Wisconsin Technology Innovation Initiative (Wi2) have established a $1 million seed fund to support commercialization of medical technology developed by the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140624/121225 While the fund will...

2014-05-05 12:23:27

New vehicle systems lab expands Johnson Controls' investment in innovation MADISON Wis., May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new laboratory at the Wisconsin Energy Institute on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus will strengthen Johnson Controls' innovation capabilities as the company researches and develops next-generation technology. The partnership represents the kind of innovation Johnson Controls is developing to craft the next generation of market-leading energy storage...

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2014-03-24 11:39:10

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Research finds a new way to control topological insulators Research into a recently discovered class of materials shows they have the necessary characteristics to develop ultra-energy efficient electronics. Topological insulators (TI) are three-dimensional materials that conduct electricity on their surfaces, while the interior insulates. Their surfaces are particularly unique because the motion of the electrons is "protected" by symmetry, meaning...

Image Transport Through New Fiber Architecture Rivals That Of Current Endoscopy Imaging Fibers
2014-02-27 13:31:41

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee After having recently discovered a new way to propagate multiple beams of light through a single strand of optical fiber, engineers at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) now have found that their novel fiber architecture can transmit images with a quality that is comparable or better than the current commercial endoscopy imaging fibers. Because of this, the work has potential not only in next-generation high-speed communication, but also...

Astronomers See The Light With Help From Citizen Scientists
2013-12-02 13:35:48

National Science Foundation Einstein@Home volunteers find four Gamma-ray pulsars and shed light on another part of the galaxy The combination of globally distributed computing power and innovative analysis methods is now a proven formula for the discovery of new once-elusive pulsars. Scientists from the Max Planck Institutes for Gravitational Physics and Radio Astronomy together with volunteers from Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan and the United States discovered four...

Study Shows Another Feature That Affects Electron Transport In Graphene
2013-11-21 16:27:26

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee For all the promise of graphene as a material for next-generation electronics and quantum computing, scientists still don't know enough about this high-performance conductor to effectively control an electric current. Graphene, a one-atom-thick layer of carbon, conducts electricity so efficiently that the electrons are difficult to control. And control will be necessary before this wonder material can be used to make nanoscale transistors or other...

2013-08-15 09:43:09

Children who are exposed to lead are nearly three times more likely to be suspended from school by the 4th grade than children who are not exposed, according to a new University of Wisconsin-Madison study funded jointly by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Wisconsin Partnership Program Education and Research Committee. "Students who are suspended from school are at greater risk of dropping out, twice as likely to use tobacco, and more likely to engage in violent behavior later in...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.