What does the future hold for biotechnology? After surveying American voters, biotech executives, and attendees here the 2012 BIO International Convention, we learned that the future is indeed bright. More than three quarters of American voters, nearly all the biotech execs, and 1,400 of the attendees we spoke to are optimistic that science and technology will find cures to help patients suffering from serious diseases, such as cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and HIV/AIDS.read more
Every day researchers add another sea of data to an ocean of knowledge on the world around us — billions on top of billions of measurements, images and observations of the tiniest subatomic particles up to the movement of planets and stars.read more
Wisconsin was among eight states whose bioscience industry grew employment by more than 5% in the three years through 2010, according to a new report by consulting firm Battelle. The state's bioscience industry is "sizable and growing," the report said. More than...read more
A clinical decision support company founded by medical informatics pioneer Dr. Lawrence Weed is now in the hands of TV host Dr. Mehmet Oz and WebMD founder Jeff Arnold.
Sharecare, the Atlanta-based health and wellness social network started by Arnold and Oz, announced Monday that it has purchased PKC, maker of clinical knowledge management software for clinicians and consumers.
By any standard, the Internet ranks as one of the leading innovations of our time. It has revolutionized everything from commerce to medicine to entertainment, all within the confines of a generation.
Too bad it’s getting a bit long of tooth. Although a spry 30-something in appearances, the Internet is prematurely aging. In part because of how it was built decades ago, the Internet is losing its ability to adapt.read more
For the third year in a row, IBM Connections is at the market share leader for enterprise social software, according to IDC. The IDC report published this week looks at social software for corporate collaboration. IBM brought in $105.4 million in revenue for its IBM...read more
With the help of a $2 million grant from the U.S. Office of Naval Research, mechanical engineers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison will develop a tool to characterize the performance of a new class of alternative fuels that could be used in maritime vehicles such as submarines and aircraft carriers.read more
A survey that asked thousands of young “20-something” workers their attitudes about bring-your-own-device”policies found slightly more than half view it as their “right” to use their own mobile devices at work, rather than BYOD being just a “privilege.”read more
Let’s just assume for a few minutes that Microsoft’s Surface tablet is as delicious as Microsoft executives made it out to be on Monday night. Does Microsoft then have any hope of competing with the iPad on price? Apple, for many years, had a reputation for charging a...read more
IBM’s Sequoia has taken the top spot on the list of the world’s fastest supercomputers for the US.
The newly installed system trumped Japan’s K Computer made by Fujitsu which fell to second place.
It is the first time the US can claim pole position since it was beaten by China two years ago.read more
A new self-paced, competency-based model for completing online college degrees, and making higher education more affordable and accessible, was announced Tuesday by Gov. Scott Walker and two top University of Wisconsin System officials. The new UW Flexible Degree is...read more
If you were asked to identify the single greatest phenomenon contributing to global growth, prosperity, and social and political change over the past two hundred years, what would you choose? Perhaps it’s the acceleration of technology, or maybe it’s improvements in health care, pharmaceuticals, transportation, telecommunications, globalization, or education.read more
Facebook will pay $10 million in a settlement over its “Sponsored Stories” feature, which had some users up in arms about their privacy. Details about Facebook’s settlement with users over the social network’s use of personal photos and “likes” emerged Saturday. As...read more
The City of Madison regularly collects data on many government processes. If you review a list of every city agency, this should not come as a surprise. The police department collects information on crime patterns and response times, the city assessor records assessment values of parcels; the housing operations division tracks data on public housing options, and so on.read more
The era of the tech hero died with the dot-com bust, but an IT career can still be rewarding, especially if you learn your way around the business side. Last Sunday was Father’s Day, so I found myself wondering what I’d say to my son if he asked me whether he should go into IT.read more
Society is ever-so-slowly winning its war against cancer. That’s due in part to better health habits, such as not smoking, but it’s also because diagnostic and therapeutic technologies are advancing at an accelerated pace.
Thanks to the mapping of the human genome, and the related explosion of knowledge about proteins, enzymes, genetic markers, targeted therapeutics and “personalized medicine,” researchers are making headway along many fronts. There won’t be a single cure for cancer – but there may be a number of diagnostics and therapies that will help detect cancers sooner and fight them more effectively.read more
Dedicated Computing is a Waukesha-based designer and manufacturer of purpose-specific compute platforms for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and Independent Software Vendors (ISVs). In 2011, Dedicated acquired Tushaus Computer Services, which provides...read more
Safari on the iPad doesn't cut it. Apple's mobile browser, we've long argued, has plenty to learn from its third-party competitors. And the list of iPad alternatives to Safari is about to get longer, as Mozilla prepares to make the leap from the desktop to iOS. The...read more
Computerworld magazine has named We Energies one of the nation's Best Places to Work in Information Technology (IT). The magazine released its 2011 rankings, placing We Energies among the top 100 IT companies for the third year in a row. "We Energies is very pleased...read more
When it comes to business, every good idea needs a business plan, a market and some capital.
This week, some of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s best minds are learning how to take new ideas to market and launch them into businesses at the Wisconsin School of Business’s Wisconsin Entrepreneurship Bootcamp.read more