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UW Engineers Borrow From Electronics to Build Largest Circuits to Date in Living Eukaryotic Cells


UW synthetic biology researchers have demonstrated a new method for digital information processing in living cells, analogous to the logic gates used in electric circuits. In a key step in the ability to program living cells, the team built the...
22-May-2017 4:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Wolves Need Space to Roam to Control Expanding Coyote Populations


Wolves and other top predators need large ranges to be able to control smaller predators whose populations have expanded, according to a study appearing May 23 in Nature Communications. The results were similar across three continents, showing that...
18-May-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Weathering of Rocks a Poor Regulator of Global Temperatures


Observations from the age of the dinosaurs to today shows that chemical weathering of rocks changes less with global temperatures than believed. The results upend the accepted idea for how rocks regulate a planet's temperature over millions of years.
22-May-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Kepler Telescope Spies Details of TRAPPIST-1 System's Outermost Planet

A University of Washington-led international team of astronomers has used data gathered by the Kepler Space Telescope to observe and confirm details of the outermost of seven exoplanets orbiting the star TRAPPIST-1.
22-May-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Earth's Atmosphere More Chemically Reactive in Cold Climates


Analysis of a Greenland ice core shows that during large climate swings, chemically reactive oxidants shift in a different direction than expected. The results mean rethinking what controls these molecules in our air.
17-May-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Code of Conduct Needed for Ocean Conservation, Study Says


A diverse group of the world's leading experts in marine conservation is calling for a Hippocratic Oath for ocean conservation ― not unlike the pledge physicians take to uphold specific ethical standards when practicing medicine.
15-May-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Where You Live May Impact How Much You Drink

Neighborhoods with greater poverty and disorganization may play a greater role in problem drinking than the availability of bars and stores that sell hard liquor, a University of Washington-led study has found.
15-May-2017 11:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Kids, Parents Alike Worried About Privacy with Internet-Connected Toys


University of Washington researchers have conducted a new study that explores the attitudes and concerns of both parents and children who play with internet-connected toys. Through a series of in-depth interviews and observations, the researchers...
10-May-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Cybersecurity War Needs More Talent Now, Says UW Bothell Cybersecurity Expert

15-May-2017 12:05 PM EDT

'Poor Writing Makes for Poor Science,' Says Author of 'the Chicago Guide to Communicating Science'


17-Mar-2017 4:05 PM EDT

Expert on American Indian Law, Federal Lands and Water Rights


9-Feb-2017 5:05 PM EST

Asian Law Expert Available to Discuss Seizure of Drone by Chinese Warship


16-Dec-2016 4:55 PM EST

What Could Washington State's Carbon Tax Proposal Mean for the Nation? University of Washington Expert Available to Comment


7-Nov-2016 12:05 PM EST

Expert: University of Washington -- the Dangerous Implications of a Trump-Putin ‘Bromance’


4-Nov-2016 1:05 PM EDT

From White House to Tacoma, WA, Urban Agriculture Is Growing


University of Washington professor Sally Brown and collaborators have published the most extensive compilation to date explaining how to grow urban agriculture, and how doing so could save American cities.
19-Aug-2016 4:05 PM EDT

How Strong of a Football Fan Are You? There's a Test for That

University of Washington psychologist Anthony Greenwald has adapted his Implicit Association Test on hidden biases to determine how strongly a football fan supports a certain team.
24-Jan-2014 6:00 PM EST

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