A team of UW-Madison students is aiming high in the Elon Musk competition to develop hyperloop technology, which could revolutionize the way people travel. more

Jan 12, 2017 5:00 AM News


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Thanks to the work of two UW-Madison engineering professors, your smartphone or similar devices may one day alert you when dangerous toxins are in the air. more

Jan 5, 2017 5:00 AM News

Josh Massey, CEO of the new ridesharing company Alfred, is reimagining the Uber model and putting it to work in a new market. more

Dec 22, 2016 5:00 AM News 1 Comments

More than 53 million Americans work on their own, as consultants, freelancers and contract labor. The start-up Bunker, which recently opened a Madison office, hopes to make this living simpler. more

Dec 15, 2016 5:00 AM News


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UW-Madison researchers have figured out a way to turn footsteps into power. Placed in areas of high foot traffic, it could generate substantial amounts of electricity. more

Dec 8, 2016 5:00 AM , News

Madison’s gaming companies are reeling in new clients and venturing into some unexpected projects. more

Dec 1, 2016 5:00 AM News

For a century, buckthorn trees have frustrated both environmentalists and gardeners trying to eradicate the invasive species. But a UW-Madison student found a new way to kill them: the Buckthorn Baggie. more

Nov 17, 2016 5:00 AM , News


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In most cities, the “same 10 people” show up to every local government meeting. The Madison start-up, Polco, is trying to revolutionize public participation by creating an easier way to give constituents a voice on local issues. more

Oct 20, 2016 5:00 AM News

From its humble beginnings as a local apartment search website aimed at UW-Madison students and young professionals, Abodo has expanded to more than 30 cities nationwide — and plans to keep on going. more

Sep 15, 2016 5:00 AM News

The moon is a harsh and forbidding place. But humans might be able to establish long-term bases there inside of caves. A team of UW Madison researchers is working on a way to discover and explore those caves from here on Earth. more

Sep 8, 2016 5:00 AM News

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If you’ve strolled down the 100 block of State Street in the past year, the city has quietly counted you. The city’s two thermal imaging cameras (which cost about $12,000) were installed to help recruit and retain retail shops. more

Sep 1, 2016 5:00 AM News

The independent game developers just released a PlayStation 4 port of the PC racing game “Absolute Drift.” more

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NASA satellites are recording an unprecedented amount of data about the Earth and transmitting it down to us. To help make sense of it all, the agency has turned to UW-Madison’s Tracey Holloway. more

Aug 25, 2016 5:00 AM News


Laura Zastrow

Behind every startup there’s a story. Here are five inspiring entrepreneurs who are quietly shaping Madison. more

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A new feasibility report proposes installing a network in Madison that would allow every home and business in the city access to ultra-fast broadband. That would be a major improvement over current broadband options. more

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Forward Fest has grown from just three events in 2010 to 40. It runs Aug. 18-25 and is the place to be for any tech entrepreneur. more

Aug 11, 2016 5:00 AM News


Rick Marolt

As traditional education tools go high-tech, teachers are forced to figure out how to use them effectively. UW-Madison’s Distance Teaching & Learning Conference hopes to offer guidance. more

Aug 4, 2016 5:00 AM News

Educational game pioneers Kurt Squire and Constance Steinkuehler had started to put UW-Madison on the map for video game development. But fed up with Wisconsin’s political climate, the couple are defecting to the University of California. more

Jul 25, 2016 2:53 PM News 7 Comments


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Mark Ediger, a UW-Madison researcher, has figured out a new way to arrange the molecules in glass, a thing no one had believed possible. But whether the discovery will find a market use remains to be seen. more

Jul 14, 2016 5:00 AM News

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A team of UW-Madison engineers have created high-frequency, wearable integrated circuits that can pave the way for a whole number of futuristic devices. Lead engineer Zhenqiang “Jack” Ma says the possibilities are “beyond imagination.” more

Jul 7, 2016 5:00 AM News

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