Author: WTN News

Born in Viroqua, Wisconsin, Mark Lee performed four missions in space in the 1980s and 1990s. He worked on the Hubble Space Telescope and was responsible for "extra-vehicular activities" requiring untethered flight. Now, as a member of the new Wisconsin Aerospace Authority, he is working...

A liquid droplet surrounded by hydrogel is used as an adaptive lens in research from the UW-Madison College of Engineering. The applications of the technology could benefit medical imaging and lab-on-a-chip devices....

The University Clinic Heidelberg will be the first of four German university hospitals to treat cancer patients with TomoTherapy's Hi-Art System as the Madison-based medical device manufacturer extends its market reach into the Deutschland. ...

The BIO Conference will return to America's heartland in 2010, after trips to Boston, San Diego, and Atlanta. BIO 2006, held at Chicago's McCormack Place, drew more than 1,700 organizations and keynote speakers like former President Bill Clinton....

Advocates of greater regional economic cooperation in Dane County and beyond got a pep talk of sorts from Tom Clark, executive vice president of the Metro Denver Economic Development Corp. His message: if Denver, with its (past) history of regional feuding, can overcome the barriers...

The forthcoming "Extreme Entrepreneur Tour" of state colleges will feature a bus load of high-profile young entrepreneurs, and will attempt to raise awareness about the principles of entrepreneurial leadership. Tour luminaries will include Blake Ross, creator of the Web browser Mozilla Firefox, and noted "serial...

BidRx may only be in its beginning commercial stages, but if the Oshkosh-based online company is effective in providing more affordable prescription drug options, consumers may first check there before filling any prescription at their local pharmacy. ...

In the first of a two-part opinion piece on ethanol, Wisconsin biotech executive John Biondi attempts to pick apart the arguments made against ethanol. This segment focuses on energy balance, price viability, and impact on agriculture. Part II will focus entirely on the environmental debate. ...