July 19, 2014 - 4:30pm
UW-Stevens Point professor Mike Zach, left, and scientist Ani Sumant with their creation, "NanoFab Lab ... In A Box!" Photo: Argonne National Laboratories (CC-BY-NC-SA).
UW-Stevens Point Professor created “NanoFab Lab ... in a Box!”, a shoebox-sized tool kit that allows students to create nanowires in the classroom, to help make nanotechnology more accessible.
July 17, 2014 - 2:00pm
Students monitor recording equipment in marsh along the La Crosse River. Photo: Sue Lee/UW-La Crosse Communications.
Researchers in the La Crosse area are hoping audio recordings will help them better understand declining frog populations. Along the La Crosse River, four audio recording devices set up around the marsh. On the hour, every hour, they turn on for 10 minutes. UW-La Crosse Biology Professor Rob Tyser...
July 14, 2014 - 7:30pm
Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch was on hand to award one of the grants in Eau Claire. Photo: Gateway Technical College (CC-BY-NC-ND).
The Wisconsin Public Service Commission is awarding $500,000 in grants to help rural parts of the state get better Internet access.
July 9, 2014 - 2:30pm
Sister Euphrasia Yuh, left, and Sister Virgilia Zamah, right, both members of the Tertiary Sisters of St. Francis in Cameroon. Photo: Maureen McCollum/WPR News.
A delegation from Cameroon, Africa is wrapping up their visit to La Crosse this week. One of the visitors is talking about what she learned in Wisconsin to improve health care in her community.
July 7, 2014 - 2:15pm
Trout Lake Station director Tim Kratz helped form the new global network of limnologists. Photo: Glen Moberg/WPR News.
Researchers at northern Wisconsin's Trout Lake station have taken the lead in forming a global network of hundreds of scientists from dozens of countries, with a goal of better understanding and protecting the world's fresh water resources.
June 27, 2014 - 7:15pm
Alzheimer's disease research is one of the first projects supported by a fund created to commercialize medical technology developed by the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation and the Wisconsin Technology Innovation Initiative...
June 27, 2014 - 10:30am
Above, one of the many sea caves that can be explored via kayak at the Apostle Islands. Photo: Sarah Cady.
Researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore will take snap shots of otherwise elusive predator mammals later this summer. There’ll be at least 30 “critter cams” put up later this summer on Stockton Island, an island known for one of the densest...
June 26, 2014 - 1:30pm
Above, magnified images of the fibers discovered in rock formations in the Penokee Hills. Images by Tom Fitz obtained via open records request.
Long, slender, flexible fibers were found within rocks in a proposed mining area in the Penokee Hills last year by the state Department of Natural Resources. Now, a debate over whether minerals pose a public health hazard has led to accusations of science denial and character attacks.
June 4, 2014 - 11:45am
UW-La Crosse Assistant Vice Chancellor- Chief Information Officer Mohamed Elhindi in a VHS archive room. Photo: Maureen McCollum/WPR News.
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse will become the first member of the UW System to officially phase out VCRs, in an effort to replace obsolete technology in the classroom.
May 30, 2014 - 2:15pm
You may have seen the Apple iPad commercial that features conductor and composer Esa-Pekka Salonen. In just over a week, it's been viewed more than 300,000 times on YouTube. The ad shows Salonen using software to write and score his violin concerto (reviewed here in the New Yorker magazine),...