Engineering



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How do a bunch of Earth scientists celebrate Earth Day? The researchers and other staff at the Space Science and Engineering Center (SSEC) and the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS) located at the University of Wisconsin–Madison arguably celebrate Earth Day every day by constantly advancing our knowledge of global […]

Earth Day, every day


Informational flyers posted to a kiosk outside the Memorial Union at the University of Wisconsin-Madison serve as a reminder for eligible student voters of locations on campus to cast their ballots on Nov. 6, 2012, for the presidential election and several state positions. (Photo by Jeff Miller/UW-Madison)
“It’s much easier to predict the election than a lot of things,” says Laura Albert McLay. The election of the president of the United States, she means. Which seems surprising, even coming from a professor of industrial and systems engineering who models complex systems like emergency services and healthcare in […]

More than one way to play presidential pick ’em



A side view of the Edmund Fitzgerald
For some under a certain age, the name Edmund Fitzgerald may conjure a Midwestern craft brew, or a haunting song their parents used to listen to by Gordon Lightfoot. But both pay homage to the Great Lakes freighter named Edmund Fitzgerald, which, 40-years-ago today (10 November 1975), disappeared on Lake Superior with all […]

Did a freak wave sink the Edmund Fitzgerald?


Bees in a colony on the UW-Madison campus
In a tweet today from Claudio Gratton’s lab, the world was introduced to the entomology lab’s bee colony, live. Does watching those worker bees busy busy busy make you feel slightly guilty for watching? Productivity is not just for the bees. In case these honey-makers aren’t your thing, check out […]

B-B-B-B-Bees!! And other livestreams


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IceCube, the cubic kilometer, sub-polar detector that in 2013 gathered the first-ever evidence of cosmic neutrinos, is the star of particle astrophysics at the South Pole. Soon, however, a complementary detector known as the Askaryan Radio Array or ARA will join the hunt for the highest energy neutrinos. Like IceCube, […]

Video: New polar neutrino detector on the way