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Wisconsin corridor turns testbed for connected vehicle technology

In an ambulance rushing a heart attack victim to the hospital, every second counts. If the ambulance and traffic signals could work together to clear traffic, the time saved could…

Modeling where the wind blows

A new statistical technique could be used to more accurately locate global wind resources. By incorporating geographical information into models for wind energy, researchers from KAUST have developed an innovative…

Is punishment as effective as we think?

Punishment might not be an effective means to get members of society to cooperate for the common good, according to a social dilemma experiment. A game to study human behavior…

UW search team recovers remains of airman missing since WWII

It’s likely just a matter of months until 1st Lt. Frank Fazekas, a husband, father and U.S. Army Air Forces pilot, is laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery. But…

Street signs

Study shows how seriously investors took the possibility of a democratic revolution during Egypt’s Arab Spring. CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Day after day in early 2011, massive crowds gathered in Cairo’s Tahrir…

Oldest fossils ever found show life on Earth began before 3.5 billion years ago

Researchers at UCLA and the University of Wisconsin–Madison have confirmed that microscopic fossils discovered in a nearly 3.5 billion-year-old piece of rock in Western Australia are the oldest fossils ever…

Zero gravity plant growth experiments delivered to space station

The latest resupply mission to the International Space Station delivered hundreds of seeds to the spacefaring research lab Sunday, Dec. 17, to test how plants grow in the stressful environment…

Chimpanzee deaths in Uganda pinned on human cold virus

In the wild, chimpanzees face any number of dire threats, ranging from poachers to predators to deforestation. That’s why scientists, investigating an outbreak of respiratory disease in a community of…

Climate change made Harvey rainfall 15 percent more intense

World Weather Attribution study: Climate change made Harvey 3 times more likely HOUSTON — A team of scientists from World Weather Attribution, including researchers from Rice University and other institutions…

Reading a neural network’s mind

Technique illuminates the inner workings of artificial-intelligence systems that process language. CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Neural networks, which learn to perform computational tasks by analyzing huge sets of training data, have been…