The statewide surveillance project is a collaboration between UWM’s School of Freshwater Sciences, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and the Wisconsin State Lab of Hygiene.
If you wanted to look for life on planets around stars other than our sun, known as exoplanets, you would first locate the ones in the “Goldilocks zone.” That’s the area – not too close, not too far – at just the right distance from a star where a planet might have liquid water.
The U.S. Department of Energy recently awarded funding to a startup launched by two UWM professors for a collaboration with the Argonne National Laboratory in suburban Chicago on research that will help their company commercialize the material.
The maps are guiding current restoration efforts that could help get the city’s harbor removed from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s list of “areas of concern” and stimulate the local economy.
In Kenya, a country where one in four people lacks access to electricity, charcoal is a staple fuel source. It’s light, small, easy to store, burns longer and hotter than wood, and is nearly smokeless. It’s also speeding up the country’s deforestation.
Mohammad “Habib” Rahman has been awarded a three-year, $1.49 million grant for research on a robotic assistive arm that would allow users to feed themselves, open doors, pick up an object and perform other activities that are essential for independence.
Researchers, including four at UWM, have developed a method of making three-dimensional “molecular movies,” using an imaging technique called single-particle cryo-electron microscopy.
Researchers have detected a signal from what may be the most massive black hole merger yet observed in gravitational waves, an event that created a behemoth 142 times that of the sun.
A pioneer in water-focused research and the largest institution of its kind on the Great Lakes, the School of Freshwater Sciences at UW-Milwaukee will offer its first undergraduate program beginning in Fall 2021.
Rebecca Klaper’s research studies how nanoparticles – tiny man-made bits of material found in a multitude of products – interact with aquatic organisms, often in harmful ways.