Category Archives: Culture

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…

Spinoff readies stem cells for medicine

Stem Pharm Inc., a University of Wisconsin-Madison startup built on inventions related to the growth and control of stem cells, received a $290,000 grant Jan. 19 from the National Institutes of Health.

UW-Madison astrophysics innovator Lawler wins national award

James Lawler, a University of Wisconsin–Madison professor of physics known for devising innovative techniques to measure the chemical elements in the sun and other stars, has been named the recipient…

Jane Qiu and Jane Palmer awarded EGU Science Journalism Fellowship

The European Geosciences Union (EGU) has named journalists Jane Qiu and Jane Palmer as the winners of its 2017 Science Journalism Fellowship.  Qiu will receive €3,000 to report on glaciers and fjord ecosystems in Svalbard, while…

COLLIDE International Award now open

Geneva/ Liverpool. The Arts at CERN and Foundation for Art and Creative Technology(FACT) announce its international call for artists to enter submissions for the COLLIDE International Award on 16 Jan, 2018. This is the second year of this successful collaboration between CERN and FACT. Last year over 900 artists, from 71 countries applied for the award.

UK universities win £1.2m funding to tackle Delhi air pollution crisis

Academics at the University of Surrey and University of Birmingham have won funding of £1.2m from NERC (the Natural Environment Research Council) to conduct the first quantitative assessment of air…

India to become Associate Member State of CERN

India and CERN signed a Cooperation Agreement in 1991, setting priorities for scientific and technical cooperation, followed by the signature of several Protocols. India’s relationship with the Organization dates back much further, initially through cooperation with the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, whose high-energy physicists have been actively participating in experiments at CERN since the 1960s.

MIT launches new venture for world-changing entrepreneurs

MIT President L. Rafael Reif announced the creation of The Engine, a new kind of enterprise designed to support startup companies working on scientific and technological innovation with the potential for transformative societal impact.

Yam P. Siwakoti to be awarded as Green Talent in Germany

The Green Talents Award held under the patronage of the German Research Minister Professor Johanna Wanka is recognizing young talented researchers for the eighth time and providing a platform to share their innovative and creative ideas which aim to answer pressing sustainability and environmental protection questions of our time. The Nepalese Yam P. Siwakoti, having obtained a PhD in Power Electronics and with a research focus on application of power electronics for renewable and sustainable power generation and management, was among this year’s winners.

Kathmandu from Space: watch video

The European Space Agency, ESA processed Copernicus Sentinel data (2015) and shows part of Nepal including its capital city, Kathmandu, and the Himalayan foothills are pictured in this satellite image. Vegetation appears red in this false-colour image, while waterways and buildings appear light green and blue.