Humankind has a knack of discovering new things. Some of these advancements revolve around the furthering of our collective space knowledge. Scores upon scores of baby boomers will inevitably recall Neil Armstrong’s 1969 moon landing, oftentimes remembering the circumstances leading up to the event with anomalous accuracy. In sharp contrast to the joy surrounding Armstrong’s steps on the moon, slightly younger generations will remember the anguish surrounding the nationally-televised Challenger shuttle explosion in 1986.
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SoundWaves is a program series established by the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery to explore topics in science from the viewpoint of researchers and musicians at UW-Madison. Their most recent event, Hidden Worlds of the Human Body, explores how our brains perceive sights and sounds.
The Society of Women Engineers held a welding seminar where women in the engineering college were able to come to the Technical Education and Manufacturing lab and make their own union chairs on Tuesday evening.
Chances are that when you look at an image or painting, your first thoughts try to parse out or describe what you are seeing.
Leading discoveries in energy production emerge from the collaboration between chemistry and chemical engineering labs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. UW-Madison professors Ive Hermans and Manos Mavrikakis will receive national recognition for their catalysis research at the American Chemical Society 2019 Expo in Orlando, Florida on March 31.
In an effort to combat extreme weather, the city of Madison has taken an aggressive approach to rid the streets of hazardous ice. The Madison Streets Division salted every single road in the city, a solution which has been unprecedented since the ‘70s.
As temperatures in Madison dropped toward -50 degrees Fahrenheit during the Polar Vortex last week, few people ventured outside for even fifteen minutes. Imagine if you were one of the local cardinals, deer or fox who live outside year-round, including the chilling winter months. How would you keep warm while temperatures remained below zero Tuesday through Thursday?
This article was written by Science contributor Dominic LeRose.
Students are no strangers to emerging social media trends – as avid smartphone users, young adults are likely to pick up on new dating apps, new mobile payment apps (e.g. Venmo, Cashapp) and even new social media platforms. However, students may be unaware of a different kind of social platform that took hold in 2018 – a platform that touts its commitment to free speech and open dialogs for radical discussions.
As the semester begins and the federal government enters its 33rd day of a record-long partial shutdown, The Daily Cardinal is bringing you stories about what the shutdown looks like on campus and around the community. Certain government agencies have been closed since Dec. 22 and will only reopen once Congress and President Trump can reach a compromise over a $5 billion border wall.
Open YouTube on your nearest internet-connected device and performing a quick search for “ASMR” will yield hundreds of thousands of results. You’ll find everything from close-up gum chewing to hair brushing to shoe store roleplays – and what started as a cult phenomenon in the far corners of “weird YouTube” has become wildly mainstream.
C. Brian Rose, a Professor of Mediterranean Archaeology at the University of Pennsylvania, focuses his studies on ancient cities and architecture of the Roman Empire. While the life of an archaeologist may not be exactly like what’s shown in the movies, his work results in tangible discoveries of ancient civilizations that help us understand the societies that came before us.
One of the most prevalent particles in the universe is also one of the most difficult to detect. Neutrinos can travel billions of light years — or even from the beginning of time itself — unimpeded by any of the matter they come into contact with. Their near masslessness and neutral charge make neutrinos almost ghostlike in that they are unaffected by both physical barriers as well as magnetic fields. This makes detecting the phantom particles all the more challenging.
Autos is a bi-weekly column written by the Science editor.
Held in the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery (WID), the three panelists, Laura Helmuth, Alta Charo and Jo Handelsman, discussed how the increase of fake news stories has impacted the world of science journalism in the digital age.
Earlier this month, two UW-Madison graduates, Lisa Parks and Rebecca Sandefur, were awarded the prestigious MacArthur “Genius Grant” Fellowship for 2018. The MacArthur Fellowship is awarded every year to individuals with great potential, dedication and creativity in the hopes they will use the $625,000 grant to further their original and innovative pursuits. For both Parks and Sandefur, the fellowship is an exciting and unique opportunity to develop and expand their research interests and projects.
For a change of pace after a whirlwind week of lectures and events on campus, Dan Egan, author of UW-Madison’s 2018-’19 Go Big Read book, spoke to laid back audience at an East Side bar Wednesday night, part of the university’s Science on Tap series.
Crowds of all ages attended the annual Wisconsin Science Festival at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery (WID) building this weekend.
This is a part of the science desk's Autos series, which will run every other week.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison has long been established as a Midwestern mecca of research and creative work, with a myriad of research centers and offices in a multitude of fields. Dozens of professors and graduate students decide to come to UW-Madison to take part in this great endeavor, but there’s another facet to the research generated by the university.