University of Wisconsin-Madison

Cooling inspired by sweat

In many of today's electronics, the price we pay for speed comes in the form of heat. As the number of processors on a computer chip increases, so does the amount of heat each chip generates—and there's ...

Dec 19, 2013 5 / 5 (1) 0

Mayfly reintroduction to Michigan bay

Jerry Kaster's lifelong fascination with the mayfly could soon manifest itself in the most productive of ways: the successful re-establishment of an aquatic insect to the bay for which the animal was once ...

Dec 05, 2013 4.7 / 5 (3) 0

Quicker, quake-proof skyscrapers

Peel back the outer layers of a skyscraper built in an area vulnerable to earthquakes and you'll find a tangle of steel-reinforced concrete beams that span doors, windows and other openings in the structure's ...

Dec 04, 2013 4.5 / 5 (2) 0

How waste wood works for forests

At first glance, they may look lush and green, but many of the nation's forests also are chock-full of brush—often, invasive species and disease-transmitting biomass—just waiting for a spark. "One of ...

Nov 21, 2013 not rated yet 0