In On Wisconsin Magazine: How to trust a robot

Mathematics and computer sciences alum Bill Hibbard (BA'70, MS'73, PhD'95) and other artificial intelligence experts want to ensure that AI meets its potential for good — and avoids dystopian scenarios.

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Solving the mystery of cosmic rays

Since cosmic rays were discovered in 1912, scientists have sought the origins of these mysterious particles. In September 2017, a flash of blue light in the ice deep beneath the South Pole set researchers on a path to resolving this century-old riddle.

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In On Wisconsin Magazine: The pregnancy puzzle

After a UW scientist and his wife lost two pregnancies, he sought answers. Why are these losses so common, and do other living things face the same struggle his family did?

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Study finds “hidden harvest” in world’s inland fisheries

A new study published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences says we are dramatically underestimating the role inland fisheries play in global food security.

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In On Wisconsin Magazine: Dream maker

At Industrial Light & Magic, Rachel Rose (MS'03, PhD'07, Computer Sciences) leads a virtual-production team that brings the Star Wars universe yo the big screen.

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‘Science in Motion’ takes chemistry on the road across Wisconsin

Disappearing packing peanuts, floating mugs, color-changing solutions and skewered balloons captivated a room full of elementary students and their teachers in the style of a magic show.

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Heavier rains and manure mean more algae blooms

On June 6, 2018, the Center for Limnology reported that a toxic algae bloom had begun to spread across Lake Mendota. It quickly led to the closure of beaches around Madison’s largest lake.

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Thank the moon for Earth’s lengthening day

A new study that reconstructs the deep history of our planet’s relationship to the moon shows that 1.4 billion years ago, a day on Earth lasted just over 18 hours.

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American Family, UW-Madison team up in data science

"Big data" and "analytics" have overturned fields ranging from astrophysics to online retail. Now, American Family Insurance, a major multi-line insurer with 4,800 employees in Wisconsin, has entered a formal research collaborative with the University of Wisconsin-Madison to apply big data analytics to the company's datastream. 

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