Wednesday Nite @ the Lab

    WN@tL runs every Wednesday night, 50 times a year, and the topics cover the full range of science, engineering and technology research at UW-Madison, from astronomy to zoology, and from bioethics to biomedical engineering.

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    Asthma Research

    David Van Sickle speaks about his research on asthma and a new inhaler device.

    Asthma Research

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    Looking out for Bacterial Meningitis

    Meredith Leigh, Sarah Van Orman and Craig Roberts discuss symptoms of bacterial meningitis

    Looking out for Bacterial Meningitis

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    Using Stem Cells to Make Tissues

    Learn about the advances in stem cell research and tissue engineering.

    Using Stem Cells to Make Tissues

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    Colliding Galaxy Clusters

    Robert Lindner explains how galaxies collide and merge.

    Colliding Galaxy Clusters

    Video thumbnail: University Place The Revitalization of Menekaunee Harbor

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    The Revitalization of Menekaunee Harbor

    Keith West discusses the work being done to improve the Menekaunee Harbor in Marinette.

    The Revitalization of Menekaunee Harbor

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    Fish Endocrinology and Aquaculture Research

    Terry Barry tells of research at the UW Laboratory of Fish Endocrinology and Aquaculture.

    Fish Endocrinology and Aquaculture Research

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    Exploring the Nanoworld

    Kimberly Duncan and Katie Cadwell both speak about nanotechnology.

    Exploring the Nanoworld

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    Geological Perspectives on Climate Change

    Delve into the history of climate change on earth.

    Geological Perspectives on Climate Change

    Video thumbnail: University Place The Geology of the Ice Age Trail

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    The Geology of the Ice Age Trail

    David Mickelson explores the geologic history of Wisconsin visible on the Ice Age Trail.

    The Geology of the Ice Age Trail

    Video thumbnail: University Place An Early Cahokian Colony in Wisconsin

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    An Early Cahokian Colony in Wisconsin

    Learn why colonists from Cahokia settled in Wisconsin 1000 years ago with Danielle Benden.

    An Early Cahokian Colony in Wisconsin

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    UW Engineering and Biological Microscopy

    Kevin Eliceiri and Steve Paddock discuss the evolution of modern imaging systems.

    UW Engineering and Biological Microscopy

    Video thumbnail: University Place Analyzing Stains in Medieval Manuscripts

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    Analyzing Stains in Medieval Manuscripts

    Heather Wacha and Leah Parker introduce the Library of Stains project.

    Analyzing Stains in Medieval Manuscripts

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    Stem Cells and the Heart

    Explore heart disease, stem cell research and cardiac regenerative medicine.

    Stem Cells and the Heart

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    Satellites Over Wisconsin

    Follow U-W Madison’s history as the “cradle of satellite meteorology” with Steve Ackerman.

    Satellites Over Wisconsin

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    Nanogenerators

    Join Xudong Wang to learn about the advantages of nanogenerators.

    Nanogenerators

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    Bacterial Infections in Three Dimensions

    Explore the pros and cons of infections with Professor Katrina Forest.

    Bacterial Infections in Three Dimensions

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    Using Genetic Engineering Against Cancer

    Learn about ways scientists are directing patients' immune systems against cancer.

    Using Genetic Engineering Against Cancer

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    De-Extinction: Resurrecting Extinct Species

    Stanley Temple addresses concerns regarding the possibility of reviving extinct species.

    De-Extinction: Resurrecting Extinct Species

    Video thumbnail: University Place The Progress of Genetics From the 1930s to Today

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    The Progress of Genetics From the 1930s to Today

    Follow the history and progress of genetic research.

    The Progress of Genetics From the 1930s to Today

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    The Digital Mappa Project

    Martin Foys explains Digital Mappa, an interactive, sharable, digital collection project.

    The Digital Mappa Project

    Video thumbnail: University Place Inequality of Opportunity in an Unequal Country

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    Inequality of Opportunity in an Unequal Country

    Tim Smeeding discusses social mobility and explores ways to address inequality.

    Inequality of Opportunity in an Unequal Country

    Video thumbnail: University Place Discovering Homo Naledi

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    Discovering Homo Naledi

    John Hawks explores the Rising Star expedition’s discovery of homo naledi in South Africa.

    Discovering Homo Naledi

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    The Past, Present & Future of Your Television

    Bruce A. Johnson explains how technology has changed our television viewing habits.

    The Past, Present & Future of Your Television

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    Buildings of the University of Wisconsin - Madison

    Jim Feldman shares the history of the buildings on the campus of UW-Madison.

    Buildings of the University of Wisconsin - Madison

    Video thumbnail: University Place The Future of the Allen Centennial Gardens

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    The Future of the Allen Centennial Gardens

    Join Ed Lyon for a look at the Allen Centennial Gardens on the UW-Madison campus.

    The Future of the Allen Centennial Gardens

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    Partnership to Protect Wisconsin’s Lakes

    Eric Olson explores the community-based strategy used to maintain Wisconsin’s lakes.

    Partnership to Protect Wisconsin’s Lakes

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    Studying Tropical Cyclones with Satellites

    Tropical cyclones, the research thats being done, and global warning by Howard Berger

    Studying Tropical Cyclones with Satellites

    Video thumbnail: University Place The Roles of Plants in Sustaining Health

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    The Roles of Plants in Sustaining Health

    The health benefits of natural foods compared to pharmaceutical drugs.

    The Roles of Plants in Sustaining Health

    Video thumbnail: University Place Frac Sand Resources of Wisconsin

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    Frac Sand Resources of Wisconsin

    Jay Zambito explains the qualities that make Wisconsin’s sand valued as frac sand.

    Frac Sand Resources of Wisconsin

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    Fungi: Good or Bad?

    Mark Staudt looks at the advantages and disadvantages of fungi.

    Fungi: Good or Bad?

    Video thumbnail: University Place Fallout: The Making of a Radioactive Exhibit

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    Fallout: The Making of a Radioactive Exhibit

    Micaela Sullivan-Fowler shares the history and uses of radiation and radioactive elements.

    Fallout: The Making of a Radioactive Exhibit

    Video thumbnail: University Place Reduced-Risk Pest Management for Urban Landscapes

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    Reduced-Risk Pest Management for Urban Landscapes

    Paul Koch explores the environmental impact of pesticides on urban landscapes.

    Reduced-Risk Pest Management for Urban Landscapes

    Video thumbnail: University Place How Does A Thing Like That Work

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    How Does A Thing Like That Work

    David Willey demonstrates Newton's three Laws with fun physics experiments

    How Does A Thing Like That Work

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    Wisconsin's Arthur MacArthur

    Kevin Hampton shares the story of Civil War Colonel Arthur MacArthur.

    Wisconsin's Arthur MacArthur

    Video thumbnail: University Place The History and Evolution of Chili Peppers

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    The History and Evolution of Chili Peppers

    Learn all about the origins and evolution of peppers with David Baumler.

    The History and Evolution of Chili Peppers

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    The Origins of Modern Humans

    John Hawks explores DNA research that show humans are connected to Neanderthals.

    The Origins of Modern Humans

    Video thumbnail: University Place The UW, Madison and the Influenza Epidemic of 1918

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    The UW, Madison and the Influenza Epidemic of 1918

    Steve Oreck discusses how the deadly influenza virus was transmitted in 1918.

    The UW, Madison and the Influenza Epidemic of 1918

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    New Hormone-Receptor System in Plants

    Mike Sussman shares the discovery of a signaling pathway in Arabidopsis plants.

    New Hormone-Receptor System in Plants

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    Water Quality Concerns in Africa

    Look at concerns regarding Ghana's water quality issues with Joanna Skluzacek.

    Water Quality Concerns in Africa

    Video thumbnail: University Place The Canine Influenza Outbreak

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    The Canine Influenza Outbreak

    Keith Poulsen and Kathy Toohey-Kurth explore a new strain of a canine virus.

    The Canine Influenza Outbreak

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    The Jet Stream

    Zachary Handlos explains how the jet stream was discovered and how it works.

    The Jet Stream

    Video thumbnail: University Place Landscape Legacies of Land Use

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    Landscape Legacies of Land Use

    Erika Marín-Spiotta examines the effects of human-driven changes in land cover.

    Landscape Legacies of Land Use

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    Is There Sex After 60?

    John DeLamater discusses sexual activity within the 60 – 70 year old population.

    Is There Sex After 60?

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    Marketing Medieval Medicine

    Walton O. Schalick explains how medieval medicine has affected current health care.

    Marketing Medieval Medicine

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    Mutualism and Pathogenesis

    Look at the symbiotic association of bacteria to invertebrates with Heidi Goodrich-Blair.

    Mutualism and Pathogenesis

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    Preventing Conviction of the Innocent

    Co-founder of the Wisconsin Innocence Project John Pray tells us about the lessons of DNA.

    Preventing Conviction of the Innocent

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    Cranberries

    Learn about the Wisconsin cranberry industry with Brent McCown.

    Cranberries

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    The Madison Science Museum

    Dave Nelson introduces the Madison Science Museum which is scheduled to open in 2015.

    The Madison Science Museum

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    Wisconsin's Wild Bees

    Rachel Mallinger discusses the contributions of native wild bees in Wisconsin.

    Wisconsin's Wild Bees

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    Imaging Live Cells Under Viral Attack

    Nathan Sherer explores how imaging live cells can aid in the understanding of HIV.

    Imaging Live Cells Under Viral Attack