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Food and Ag

Beyond CBD: Optimized Hemp Cultivars
Leveraging their knowledge of crop genomics, this team of crop scientists have developed a patented gene editing method that allows them to create optimized hemp varieties with high-value traits…watch a video

Enhanced Genome Editing in Plants
This innovative nanoparticle-based delivery system for CRISPR genome editing machinery enables robust, efficient, precise, genotype-independent and DNA-free genome editing and engineering in plants, particularly crops…read more

The Beet Goes On: Badger Flame
UW-Madison’s “Vicar of Vegetables” talks harvest, hubris and a beet born to be raw. Badger Flame is a charismatic vegetable with pyrotechnic color and breakthrough flavor that took UW-Madison breeders 15 seasons to create…r​​ead more

Cost-Saving Dairy Protein Separation
Geladen’s charged ultrafiltration membranes enable 5X faster filtration, less wasted proteins and lower energy and water usage with no required changes to existing manufacturing infrastructure, equipment or workflow…read more

Canine Genetic Testing
UW veterinary researchers identified a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) that could serve as the basis for a diagnostic test to predict whether a dog will develop acquired peripheral neuropathy…read more

Probiotics to Treat Intestinal Disorder
A School of Pharmacy team is charting a new strategy for delivering probiotics. Their novel double-layer coating strategy better withstands the gauntlet of the human body to treat inflammatory bowel disease and other intestinal indications…watch a video

Wireless Remote Sensing
A team of electrical and computer engineers has reconciled a longstanding tradeoff in wireless communications systems. Their technique balances long communication range with low-power consumption and could help plant the seeds of a new agricultural revolution…read more

Plant Hemoglobin for Meat Substitutes
A team of animal scientists developed a recombinant plant hemoglobin that retains its color when exposed to light, making it a potentially valuable coloring ingredient for meat substitutes…watch a video

Engineering and Computer Science

Improved Terahertz Imaging for Global Security
A team of materials scientists narrow in on a new system to safely and stealthily detect explosives and other dangers in public places, from subway stations to stadiums…read more

Control and Disrupt: Next-Generation Semiconductors
Go behind-the-scenes with the team pitching a tiny but powerful material that could outgun silicon and drive the next electronics revolution…read more

Indoor Sound Shaping Based on Broadband Metamaterial Reflector
Meet an engineer whose sound-shaping materials could change how we hear – or don’t hear – the world around us. Her work has implications for noise control from construction sites to conference rooms…read more

Planck Spectrometer Reduces Complex Components
Analyzing light is critical across all areas of science but optical instruments can cost tens of thousands of dollars. Inspired by a law of physics, engineers look to ‘democratize’ spectroscopy using three simple components: a heater, a thermometer and an infrared detector…read more

Inverter Design for Motor Drives
UW-Madison’s latest innovation in motor drives looks to unlock the potential of wide bandgap devices, eliminate common mode voltage problems and enable next-generation power electronics…read more

PointSpace: More Realistic and Interactive 3D Models
Meet a computer engineer bridging science and art to redesign the interface between the real and virtual worlds. Lost treasures, hidden tombs, videos games – your imagination is the limit…watch a video

Integrated LC Filter For Cost-Effective Power Electronics
Learn more about streamlined filter tech that combines the inductor and capacitor to slash cost and ease manufacturing…read more

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