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WID researchers Stephen Wright and Robert Nowak are part of a UW2020: WARF Discovery Initiative project to create machine learning tools that dramatically reduce the time and cost associated with screening compounds for therapeutic relevance.




As The Seasons Change, So Do Our Color Preferences

In a paper forthcoming in the journal Cognitive Science, Living Environments Lab professor Karen Schloss and her colleagues investigated whether and why color preferences change according to the season.


A World Without Soil [VIDEO]

Jo Handelsman, director of the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, explores the importance of soil at the Crossroads of Ideas lecture series.


Virtual Reality Goes Hyper-speed with Badgerloop

Two students from WID’s Living Environments Laboratory are a part of the Badgerloop team that recently won an innovation award at the SpaceX Hyperloop competition, thanks in part to their work on Badgerloop VR.


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High-tech humor

UW program powers New Yorker contest featuring Rob Nowak and NEXT software




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Gut bugs affect DNA expression

The podcast “Is DNA the Basis for all Life in the Universe?” produced by The Naked Scientists, an affiliate of the BBC at Cambridge University features John Denu speaking of his recent findings on how the gut microbiome affects DNA expression.