Members of the UW-Madison community met Tuesday night at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery to hear a lecture given by UW-Madison professor of life science and communication Dietram A.
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In today’s job market, applicants cannot be competitive without digital fluency. For most people, that means proficiency in Microsoft Office and other Internet platforms.
President Barack Obama announced earlier in February that the Director of Metabolism at the Morgridge Institute for Research Dave Pagliarini is one of the 105 recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.The award, which was created in 1996, is given to scientists who show great potential in the early portion of their careers.
The universe is a vast and mysterious space, filled with distant and puzzling objects, but UW-Madison physics professor Peter Timbie has played a huge role in helping to demystify it by giving us a deeper understanding of the incredibly rare cosmological phenomenon called Fast Radio Burst: a singular pulse of radio signal.Timbie and his lab work with understanding the early universe, using large radio telescopes to detect the signals emitted by distant pulsars, which are neutron stars that emit regular and repeated radio wave signals across the universe. During a radio survey using the Green Bank Radio Telescope in Green Bank, Va., they heard that a research group in Australia had detected over ten Fast Radio Bursts, or FRBs.
Is there any science as to why some people get so emotionally involved while watching a sports game?What are the dangers of drinking too much coffee?
Laila El-Guebaly is a Distinguished Research Professor with the UW-Madison Fusion Technology Institute, which is helping lead nuclear fusion research in the United States. Laila and her colleagues in the FTI collaborate with over 70 national and international fusion research teams with the goal of developing nuclear fusion power plants that can be an environmentally attractive source for energy instead of fossil fuels. Laila has written numerous publications and textbook chapters about different aspects of the nuclear fusion process. In this podcast, we discuss the role of nuclear energy in the United States, nuclear fusion vs. nuclear fission, problems nuclear energy faces as well as Laila's research efforts with the FTI.Audio editing by: Trina La Susa
What are the effects of road salt on the environment?How long is the perfect nap?
Rockefeller University announced Thursday that Sean B. Carroll, UW-Madison evolutionary biologist and author, won the Lewis Thomas Prize for Writing about Science.The award was established in 1993 to honor individuals writing about science “whose voice and vision can tell us about science’s aesthetic and philosophical dimensions, providing not merely new information but cause for reflection, even revelation,” according to a university release.
The Morgridge Center for Public Service, in coordination with Letters and Science Career Services, hosted the Spring 2016 Public Service Fair Wednesday at Varsity Hall.
The Yahara Watershed reaches around the city of Madison and its defining lakes. It’s a large stretch of land, spanning farms and forests and dotted by the occasional construction site that slowly reshapes and urbanizes its traditional farms and prairies. In the center are five lakes, each one fed by the rain that flows down the periphery of the watershed and into the Yahara River, ultimately leading through the rivers and streams that join the Mississippi and drain into the Gulf of Mexico almost a thousand miles away. In a Birge Hall lab seemingly isolated from that network of water that flows around it, Jiangxiao Qiu studied models of the region, observing data sets created from Department of Natural Resources mapping, UW-Madison’s Center for Limnology and other organizations.
How is the windchill index calculated?Why does chopping onions make me cry?
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a severe anxiety disorder that affects more and more people every day. Resulting from experiences of traumatic events, PTSD is characterized by intense recurring flashbacks and high emotions of fear when the patient is overly triggered by a normally mild stimulus.
With a variety of courses and flexible curriculum, the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies offers students the broad education they need to collectively solve environmental problems.
Dear Ms. Scientist,
After seeing the most recent film about the life and career of Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, software pioneer and co-founder of Microsoft, is absolutely ecstatic about the biographical films he expects to come out about him after he dies.“It’s just so exciting to think about all the great movies they might make about me,” said Gates while energetically bouncing around in his seat.
Dear Ms. Scientist,
The oceans of the Archean were nothing like today’s vast blue pools. In fact, these oceans lacked free oxygen. Until recently, it was thought the oceans’ water columns were uniformly anoxic until the Great Oxidation Event, which occurred 2.4-2.2 billion years ago. However, researchers at UW-Madison have discovered evidence of free oxygen in Earth’s shallow oceans much earlier.
Esselman’s research reveals molecules’ chemical structures.
The American Physical Society named a UW-Madison electron storage ring a historic site Friday, recognizing it as an imperative tool for many scientific studies over its 20 years of operation.