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Diving Robots Find Antarctic Winter Seas Exhale Surprising Amounts of Carbon Dioxide

A new study led by the University of Washington uses data gathered by floating drones in the Southern Ocean over past winters to learn how much carbon dioxide is transferred by the surrounding seas. Results show that in winter the open water nearest...
14-Aug-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


University of Washington's Hans Scholl on promises, cautions of 'digital government'

The internet has made government more efficient and public records more accessible — but as digital technology evolves it could also bring challenges to long-held constitutional safeguards, says Hans Jochen Scholl, a professor in the University of...
13-Aug-2018 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


For UW Physicists, the 2-D Form of Tungsten Ditelluride Is Full of Surprises

In a paper published online July 23 in Nature, a UW-led research team reports that the 2-D form of tungsten ditelluride can undergo "ferroelectric switching" — a first for a exfoliated 2-D material. Ferroelectric materials can have applications in...
9-Aug-2018 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UW, PNNL to host energy research center focusing on bio-inspired design and assembly

The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded an expected $10.75 million, four-year grant to the University of Washington, the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and other partner institutions for a new interdisciplinary research center to define...
3-Aug-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Harmful Dyes in Lakes, Rivers Can Become Colorless with New, Sponge-Like Material

A team led by the University of Washington has created an environmentally friendly way to remove color from dyes in water in a matter of seconds.
1-Aug-2018 3:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

And then there was (more) light: Researchers boost performance quality of perovskites

In a paper published online this spring in the journal Nature Photonics, scientists at the University of Washington report that a prototype semiconductor thin-film has performed even better than today’s best solar cell materials at emitting light.
25-Jul-2018 7:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Study shows why eastern U.S. air pollution levels are more stagnant in winter

Observations over the eastern U.S. show why emissions reductions haven't achieved the same results in winter as they have in summer.
19-Jul-2018 8:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Oxygen Levels on Early Earth Rose and Fell Several Times Before the Successful Great Oxidation Event

Earth’s oxygen levels rose and fell more than once hundreds of millions of years before the planetwide success of the Great Oxidation Event about 2.4 billion years ago, new research from the University of Washington shows.
9-Jul-2018 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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