In 2017 under then-Gov. Scott Walker, Foxconn, a Taiwanese manufacturing giant, and the State of Wisconsin agreed to build a $10 billion LCD screen electronics manufacturing plant in southeastern Wisconsin, projected to add 13,000 jobs to the Wisconsin economy.
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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.
A scientific paper detailing detection methods of dark matter and words like electrons, neutrinos and muons thrown about—these are things expected in a physics lecture or in the office of a physics professor at UW-Madison, but perhaps not at all expected in a local Madison art gallery. However, thanks to a collaboration between the Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center (WIPAC), the Arts+Literature Laboratory (ALL) and local artists, writers and high school students, UW-Madison IceCube physics research has been transformed with art, poetry, film and music to create the LAB3 project—a multidisciplinary effort that produced a gallery of artwork transporting visitors to galaxies far, far away and to emotions close and near to the human heart.
Welcome back to Sciencecast, the Daily Cardinal's science podcast series. In our second episode of our Public Health series, my co-host Lauryn and I are joined by Dr. James Conway, an infectious disease expert at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health. We discuss the various aspects of immunization and vaccination efforts in the US and abroad, as well as how infectious diseases like the flu can spread rapidly, as it did this past winter in one of the US's most severe and widespread flu seasons.
What’s the difference between tap water and bottled water?
In 1967, the citizens of Earth were treated to a fantastical image: the first photograph ever showing Earth and its swirling white clouds with the moon in the same frame. This photograph, taken by NASA’s Application Technology Satellite I, was made possible through a collaboration with UW-Madison professor Verner E. Suomi, who became known as the “Father of Satellite Meteorology.”
How do vaccines work?
According to the National Cancer Institute, 15 to 25 percent of cancer patients experience depression, often as a result of the stress and emotional impacts of being diagnosed and treated for cancer.
What's the deal with wisdom teeth?
Can your stomach explode from eating too much?
Why is some hair curly and some hair straight?
Do animals dream?
Welcome back to the third installment of Sciencecast, the Daily Cardinal’s science podcast series. Our theme is Public Health. Several times this semester, we will be exploring the various facets of public health through interviews with UW-Madison experts.
Where does pepperoni come from?
As the field of medicine expands, so too does the field of public health. Public health is the marriage of health and community. It studies how the community and environment influence the quality of life or the people who live there.
Why do we crave crunchy foods?
In a week, one of the summer’s most hotly anticipated events will arrive, as Americans everywhere finalize plans to travel to a 70 mile wide strip of land stretching from Oregon to South Carolina.
Where did the moon come from?
The Badgerloop team unveiled their latest pod on June 17 in the Engineering Hall to the public. This coming August, they will take their pod and travel to Hawthorne, California to compete in the SpaceX Hyperloop Competition II.
Where do beaches come from?