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- Mind the gap: Socioeconomic status may influence understanding of science July 7, 2014 When it comes to science, socioeconomic status may widen confidence gaps among the least and most educated groups in society, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Science, Media and the Public research group.
- Small differences in how a technology is defined can make a big difference in how the public feels about it March 8, 2013 Even small tweaks in how scientists describe scientific breakthroughs can significantly change how the public perceives their work, a new study indicates.
- Trolls win: Rude comments dim the allure of science online Feb. 14, 2013 The trolls are winning. Pick a story about some aspect of science, any story, scroll down to the blog comments and let the bashing begin:
- Researchers: Online science news needs careful study Jan. 3, 2013 A science-inclined audience and wide array of communications tools make the Internet an excellent opportunity for scientists hoping to share their research with the world. But that opportunity is fraught with unintended consequences, according to a pair of University of Wisconsin-Madison life sciences communication professors.
- Researchers study how to wedge wireless broadband between TV signals Sept. 10, 2012 The demand for faster, more mobile Internet access for smartphones, tablets and laptops does more than strain the available space we have in our pockets and bags. There's a finite amount of wireless spectrum available to those gadgets as well.