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September 15, 2015

Hydrogen could be the ideal fuel: Whether used to make electricity in a fuel cell or burned to make heat, the only byproduct is water; there is no climate-altering carbon dioxide.

Like gasoline, hydrogen could also be used to store energy.

Tracey Holloway

September 09, 2015

Today the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) announced Tracey Holloway, a professor of environmental studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has been named an inaugural Public Engagement Fellow of the Alan I.

September 01, 2015

Ronald Raines, Henry Lardy Professor of Biochemistry, Linus Pauling Professor of Chemical Biology, and professor of chemistry, was awarded the Ralph F.

Hamers

September 01, 2015

The Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology, a multi-institutional research center based at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has inked a new contract with the National Science Foundation (NSF) that will provide nearly $20 million in support over the next five years.

August 13, 2015

The 15 teachers attending the Energy Institute for Educators this week may have come from different directions, from Salem or Green Bay, Medford or Mosinee, but they’re all heading home to the same challenge: engaging their students in the contemporary science of energy.

August 12, 2015

Susan Hedman, a three-time graduate of the University of Wisconsin–Madison and current Regional Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Region 5 Office in Chicago, will be the keynote speaker at the Wisconsin Energy Institute’s third annual Energy Summit on Tuesday, October 13, in Madison.

graphene nanoribbon

August 10, 2015

Graphene, an atom-thick material with extraordinary properties, is a promising candidate for the next generation of dramatically faster, more energy-efficient electronics. However, scientists have struggled to fabricate the material into ultra-narrow strips, called nanoribbons, that could enable the use of graphene in high-performance semiconductor electronics.

Microgrids

August 04, 2015

Small, Local, Electrical Grids Will Improve Literacy, Family Incomes, Health and Well-being

Women and children will benefit first from a University of Wisconsin-Madison/Bahir Dar University project to bring electricity to remote Ethiopian villages.

July 31, 2015

Any effort to become more energy-efficient begins with assessing the baseline: the current carbon footprint of a home, building, or entire company.

solar textile

July 31, 2015

Two University of Wisconsin-Madison faculty members — one a textile artist and the other a chemist — have teamed to create fabric solar panels.

Marianne Fairbanks creates textile art and has experimented with wearable solar panels for years. She collaboratively created a bag with a solar panel sewn into the flap.

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