David Tenenbaum



detail from patent drawing of Particle Coating Apparatus. Courtesy WARF
Nation’s premier university-technology office showcases some of its greatest hits Science and art cross paths in an exhibit featuring contemporary and vintage patent drawings, courtesy of Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF). WARF has assisted generations of UW–Madison inventors patent their discoveries and advance them to the marketplace. Artistry of Innovation […]

Artistry of Innovation: WARF Patent Drawings Through Time




Rock garden at Allen Centennial Gardens
Allen Centennial Garden is the artful living laboratory and public botanical garden of the Horticulture Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The Garden serves as an outdoor classroom for UW-Madison students and the surrounding communities, providing meaningful learning opportunities for visitors of all ages. It’s also quite beautiful, as you’ll […]

Rock garden is riot of color at UW-Madison


Angie Diefenbach shooting photos
When you’re doing field research at the end of the earth, you count on the unexpected. Essential tools like drills fail when a replacement is 100 miles away. People get sick, blunder or descend into bickering. But if you are working in the Andes Mountains, one thing you would not […]

Tales from the volcano: When will it erupt?


Per barrel, the tar sands in Alberta, Canada, produces more carbon dioxide than most sources of oil.  Source: Kris Krug
What will happen once the gusher of carbon dioxide pollution finally ceases? Don’t assume climate and sea level will quickly return to those safe, familiar 20th-century conditions, warns Shaun Marcott, an assistant professor of geoscience at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In Nature Climate Change, Marcott and co-authors used data from […]

Global change: The ultra-long view