Kulcinski looks back at 1960 Rose Bowl

Gerald Kulcinski in his Badgers uniform in the late 1950s.

 Gerald Kulcinski in his Wisconsin Badgers uniform in the late 1950s.

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Among the millions who will be watching the University of Wisconsin-Madison Badgers take on Texas Christian University in the 2011 Rose Bowl will be the handful of men who

Energy inspired by the sun

Raymond Fonck

 Raymond Fonck

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A University of Wisconsin-Madison tokamak experiment has received $4.7 million from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to expand research of fusion-energy processes that mimic those in the sun.

Among the most promising magnetic-confinement fusion devices for generating

UW-Madison fusion experiments earn nearly $11 million in grants

Researchers with two University of Wisconsin-Madison plasma fusion experiments have received $10.7 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Fusion Energy Sciences. The Helically Symmetric eXperiment (HSX) drew $5.1 million, plus an additional $900,000, while two

UW-Madison stellarator continues to re-shape fusion research

HSX

The Helically Symmetric eXperiment, or HSX, is a one-of-a-kind stellarator, making it a unique tool to explore key challenges to fusion energy. Photo by Jeff Miller, University Communications.

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The University of Wisconsin-Madison stellarator, one of only two stellarators operating in

100-year study mirrors U.S. history of concrete

Almost since the beginning of recorded history, people have used concrete substances in everything from infrastructure to artwork.

In the second century B.C., for example, the Romans combined powdery volcanic ash, lime, stone aggregate and water to

Engineering mechanics students compete with unique inventions

The Litter Fitter, a human-powered trash compactor, which earned first prize in the 2009 competition.

The Litter Fitter, a human-powered trash compactor, which earned first prize in the 2009 competition. Submitted photo.

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A pedal-powered riding lawn mower, a green garbage disposal, an attachment for wheelchairs that increases traction in slick conditions: These (and others) are