Do you ever wonder how much energy you could save if you took the stairs instead of the elevator? Or how about if you unplugged your chargers and reduced your TV-watching time? Unfortunately, it’s unlikely that these questions have even crossed your mind. In an effort to increase consumers’ awareness of their environmental impact, Professor Nancy Wong from UW-Madison’s School of Human Ecology has created an app that allows people to track their daily energy use.
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For 25 years now, the Hubble Space Telescope has hung in orbit above Earth’s atmosphere, absorbing the twinkling light of distant stars and translating an unprecedented view of the universe. Its data placed black holes at the center of galaxies and refined the predicted age of the universe, all while its cameras painted lush starscapes that colored the universe like never before.
With the lead of Lori Anderson, a faculty member at the UW-Madison School of Nursing and the American Family Children’s Hospital, a health-care system to support school nurses called eSchoolCare was created.
Claus Moberg, a founder and CEO of SnowShoe Stamp, has a message for students: You can start a technology company without a STEM major. How does he know? Because he did it. He began with absolutely zero knowledge of computer coding or 3D printing; instead, he had a big idea and some serendipitous pocket change. Now, he runs SnowShoe Stamp, a rapidly growing tech company that could very well change the consumer world.
What’s life like for real American badgers? I’m graduating after four years with a collection of pictures with Bucky, have visited the badger at Henry Vilas Zoo and yet have never wondered about the qualities that make them such a great mascot.
A school nurse assisting a student with their nebulizer in order to treat the child’s asthma.
Students who received a bachelor’s degree and 3.0 or higher grade point average can now obtain an online master’s degree in data science under a new plan the Board of Regents approved Tuesday.
Cancer in the simplest terms can be described as the abnormal and uncontrollable growth of cells. While the symptoms, diagnosis and prognosis are different and unique for every individual affected by this disease, research from the past few years has determined that most cancers are characterized by a series of genetic malfunctions that eventually lead to disruption in the molecular activity in cells. While cancer has been most commonly associated with humans, it can affect most multicellular organisms, including dogs. Research collaboration by Timothy Stein, an assistant professor of oncology, and Michael Newton, a professor of statistics and biostatics and medical informatics, has revealed a potential protein over-expressed in tumor cells called frizzled-6.
Dear Ms. Scientist,
A trip through the dairy aisle reveals America’s latest culinary love story. In an aisle once dominated by palates oforYoplait and Dannon, Greek yogurt has become the norm. Names like Chobani have become yogurt celebrities, while old favorites have had to develop their own Greek yogurts to keep up in a revolution that occurred almost overnight.
To advance the status of their current campaigns, members of the Associated Students of Madison University Affairs Committee collaborated with another ASM leader Tuesday.
Searching for the perfect elective to complete your fall 2015 class schedule? Enroll in one of these courses, recommended by Daily Cardinal staff members, and show Student Center who's boss.
Meet Murfie — the business that stores your CDs and vinyl records in a warehouse and digitizes their content so that you can stream your music collection wherever you are. Founded in 2011 by Preston Austin and Matt Younkle, the company warehouse now holds over 700,000 CDs.
For almost any conceivable skill or field of study, it’s generally accepted that the earlier one starts learning it, the better. Whether the skill be playing hockey, speaking French or composing symphonies, it always seems that the ones who have been doing it since childhood have a higher level of ability and a more natural way of doing whatever it may be. This trend is the result of higher brain plasticity in children, which allows for better assimilation of learning the earlier on it starts.
Dear Ms. Scientist,
Humans, key contributors to climate change, unknowingly depend on forests to combat the increasing carbon dioxide levels they are introducing into the atmosphere as levels are increasing more rapidly in the last 40 years than ever before.
When he arrived on campus in 1968, graduate student David Newby found himself amid campus-wide riots and protests in which he desired to take a more active role.
Over the weekend, UW Science Expeditions welcomed community members from children to retirees for three days of science exploration with 96 stations, seven science exhibits and three documentaries spread across 24 venues on campus.
With 2,813 votes collected and a 7 percent voter turnout for the Associated Students of Madison Spring Election, 39 UW-Madison students were elected to represent various ASM positions.