Monthly Archives: January 2017

UW-Madison team wins Innovation Award in Hyperloop competition

A team of University of Wisconsin–Madison students won an innovation award in a worldwide SpaceX Hyperloop pod competition. The UW–Madison Badgerloop team competed against 30 teams from colleges and universities…

A new path to fixing genes in living organisms

A gene-editing method shows promise for using targeted gene-replacement therapy in living organisms. A unique gene-editing method that efficiently inserts DNA into genes located in dividing and non-dividing cells of…

SmallGEO’s first flight reaches orbit

ESA‘s new small telecom platform was launched on its first mission in the early hours of this morning. The Hispasat 36W-1 satellite, based on the SmallGEO platform, lifted off on…

Wisconsin proving ground paves way for driverless vehicle research

A partnership including University of Wisconsin–Madison engineers has been named one of 10 proving grounds for driverless cars and trucks by the U.S. Department of Transportation. The future of transportation…

Beetles born on the edge make invasion faster

Evolution contributes to invasive species’ speed, range of dispersion HOUSTON – Just a little bit of help from evolution allows invasive species to disperse farther and faster, according to Rice…

New Drug SAK3 May Offer Hope to Alzheimer’s Disease Patients

Acetylcholine is a neurotransmitter in the brain that plays an important role in controlling attention and cognition. Acetylcholine system dysfunction is believed to be one of the causes of Alzheimer’s…

Boron atoms stretch out, gain new powers

Rice University simulations demonstrate 1-D material’s stiffness, electrical versatility HOUSTON – Hold on, there, graphene. You might think you’re the most interesting new nanomaterial of the century, but boron might…

The challenges of indigenous archeology

This is Part III of an article about Hokkaido University’s Center for Ainu and Indigenous Studies, the only national institution in Japan that studies the Ainu of Japan and other…

Increasing energy efficiency of metal-air batteries with conducting polymer

A new study, affiliated with South Korea’s Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), has introduced a new way to increase energy efficiency of metal-air batteries. A team of…

New Insights into the Forms of Metal-Organic Frameworks

A new study, affiliated with South Korea’s Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), has introduced a new novel design strategy for synthesizing various forms of metal–organic materials (MOMs)….

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