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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    Nitrate in Wisconsin's Groundwater

    Kevin Masarik discusses nitrate and its effect on the environment.

    Nitrate in Wisconsin's Groundwater

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    Walking and Strokes: A Delicate Balance

    Kreg Gruben analyzes the impact of a stroke on the muscles which allow us to walk.

    Walking and Strokes: A Delicate Balance

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    The Bionic Ear

    Ruth Litovsky discusses the use of cochlear implants to enhance hearing.

    The Bionic Ear

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    Homo Naledi and Becoming Human

    Alia Gurtov reports on the discovery of a new member of the human species, Homo naledi.

    Homo Naledi and Becoming Human

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    The Storm That Sank the Edmund Fitzgerald

    Steve Ackerman analyzes the weather systems at the time the Edmund Fitzgerald sank.

    The Storm That Sank the Edmund Fitzgerald

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    Challenges of Cold-Weather Wine Production

    Nick Smith explains the difficulties surrounding wine production in Wisconsin.

    Challenges of Cold-Weather Wine Production

    Video thumbnail: University Place Hi-Powered Computers Improve Truck Design

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    Hi-Powered Computers Improve Truck Design

    Arman Pazouki explores the use of computers and mathematical models to design trucks.

    Hi-Powered Computers Improve Truck Design

    Video thumbnail: University Place An Ancient Iron World

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    An Ancient Iron World

    Clark Johnson discusses the impact of ancient iron deposits on life on Earth.

    An Ancient Iron World

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    Biogas Production in Wisconsin

    Greg Kleinheinz discusses three types of biogas facilities in Wisconsin.

    Biogas Production in Wisconsin

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    The Future of Allen Centennial Gardens

    Ben Futa discusses his vision for the Allen Centennial Gardens on the UW-Madison campus.

    The Future of Allen Centennial Gardens

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    The Missing in Action Recovery & ID Project

    Sam Soderberg explains the use of DNA technology to identify remains of WWII MIAs.

    The Missing in Action Recovery & ID Project

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    Preserving Native Languages in Wisconsin

    Monica Macaulay and Rand Valentine share the history of spoken Native American languages.

    Preserving Native Languages in Wisconsin

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    Tick-Borne Disease in Wisconsin

    Susan Paskewitz discusses deer and wood ticks and tick-borne disease research.

    Tick-Borne Disease in Wisconsin

    Video thumbnail: University Place Reclamation of Nonmetallic Mining Sites

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    Reclamation of Nonmetallic Mining Sites

    Bronson Thalacker discusses the plans to reclaim the land after frac sand mining.

    Reclamation of Nonmetallic Mining Sites

    Video thumbnail: University Place Wild Rice History, Biology and Harvest

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    Wild Rice History, Biology and Harvest

    John Haack chronicles the importance of wild rice to indigenous and tribal peoples.

    Wild Rice History, Biology and Harvest

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    Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations

    Zen Miller discusses modern farm animal feeding operations and the technologies available.

    Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations

    Video thumbnail: University Place Growing the Hazelnut Industry

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    Growing the Hazelnut Industry

    Jason Fischbach explores the feasibility of a hazelnut industry in northern Wisconsin.

    Growing the Hazelnut Industry

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    The Wisconsin Bat Project and Citizen Science

    Joel Knutson discusses ways to monitor and record the locations of bats in Wisconsin.

    The Wisconsin Bat Project and Citizen Science

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    Reflections on Light in Art + Science

    Floor van de Velde shares her perspective on light, art and science.

    Reflections on Light in Art + Science

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    Forest Management? Why Bother?

    Bill Cook explores the advantages of managing forests.

    Forest Management? Why Bother?

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    Audiology Takes on Noise

    Melanie Buhr-Lawler, Rachael Jocewicz and Timothy Kuckuk discuss hearing loss prevention.

    Audiology Takes on Noise

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    Advanced Geostationary Weather Satellites

    Tim Schmit discusses the weather satellite system known as GOES.

    Advanced Geostationary Weather Satellites

    Video thumbnail: University Place The Rise and Fall of Cahokia

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    The Rise and Fall of Cahokia

    Samuel Muñoz explores the disappearance of the Cahokian civilization in the 13th century.

    The Rise and Fall of Cahokia

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    CRISPR: Curing Genetic Diseases

    Dustin Rubinstein explains the CRISPR system and how it is used to transform genes.

    CRISPR: Curing Genetic Diseases