Using developments in power electronic devices and intelligent controls, scientists are creating new, compact hydraulic systems for applications in off-road vehicles commonly used in construction and agriculture. These new motors will improve efficiency and affordability, ultimately providing better options for society’s transportation needs.
Researchers are developing new materials to enable safer and cleaner nuclear energy production. By leveraging the latest technology in 3D printing and machine learning, scientists can rapidly create, identify and test new materials faster than ever before. And, this work holds promising advances for solar power and thermal storage capabilities.
New research allows scientists at UW-Madison to use recycled, affordable materials to convert footsteps to usable energy. This new technology replaces costly nonrenewable materials commonly used in existing energy harvesting technology, promising economic and environmental savings for future energy production and storage.
M-WERC provides a new framework for public-private partnerships that strives to connect faculty with industry partners for collaborative, innovative research in three areas: advanced manufacturing and material sciences, extreme power conversion, and systems intelligence. By engaging with groups across the midwest, M-WERC aims to foster industrial collaboration and quickly transition technology innovation into economic growth and job creation.
Bioengineers have developed biocompatible generators that create electrical pulses when compressed by body motions. The generators are made up of self-assembling “piezoelectric wafers” which can be made rapidly and inexpensively to enable broad use of …August 16, 2021
University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers across campus will harness artificial intelligence to promote sustainable food systems and advanced wireless networks as part of three national AI institutes that were announced July 29. The three institutes are …August 2, 2021
In 2017, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers broke his right collarbone in a game against the Minnesota Vikings. Typically, it takes about 12 weeks for a collarbone to fully heal, but by mid-December fans …July 12, 2021
The resilience of the power grid has been in the news a lot in recent years: Transmission equipment, for example, sparked some of the largest fires in California history in 2018, leading to rolling blackouts, …May 10, 2021
Experts Say Cold Is Unlikely To Cause Power Crisis In Wisconsin, But There Are Still Lessons From Texas
More than half a million Americans from Oregon to Virginia dealt with power outages Thursday as winter storms continued in parts of the country. Earlier this week, Texas was hit particularly hard. Frigid temperatures caused …February 25, 2021
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