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Article ID: 689854

Beluga Whales Dive Deeper, Longer to Find Food in Arctic

University of Washington

Beluga whales that spend summers feeding in the Arctic are diving deeper and longer to find food than in earlier years, when sea ice covered more of the ocean for longer periods, according to a new analysis led by University of Washington researchers.

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20-Feb-2018 2:45 PM EST
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Article ID: 689805

Using a Laser to Wirelessly Charge a Smartphone Safely Across a Room

University of Washington

Engineers at the University of Washington have for the first time developed a method to safely charge a smartphone wirelessly using a laser.

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20-Feb-2018 8:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 689472

Trump's Infrastructure Plan 'Right Answer to Wrong Question,' Says University of Washington Professor Justin Marlowe

University of Washington

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13-Feb-2018 1:05 PM EST
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Law and Public Policy

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Budgets and Funding, Government/Law, U.S. Politics, National Infrastructure

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Article ID: 689407

Tissue Paper Sensors Show Promise for Health Care, Entertainment, Robotics

University of Washington

University of Washington engineers have turned tissue paper – similar to toilet tissue – into a new kind of wearable sensor that can detect a pulse, a blink of an eye and other human movement. The sensor is light, flexible and inexpensive, with potential applications in health care, entertainment and robotics.

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12-Feb-2018 5:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 689388

Hybrid Optics Bring Color Imaging Using Ultrathin Metalenses Into Focus

University of Washington

In a paper published Feb. 9 in Science Advances, scientists at the University of Washington announced that they have successfully combined two different imaging methods — a type of lens designed for nanoscale interaction with lightwaves, along with robust computational processing — to create full-color images.

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12-Feb-2018 2:45 PM EST
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Article ID: 689273

Simple Rules Can Help Fishery Managers Cope with Ecological Complexity

University of Washington

A team of ecologists and economists is the first to test whether real-life ecological interactions produce economic benefits for the fishing industry. The results were published online Jan. 29 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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8-Feb-2018 4:30 PM EST
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Article ID: 689181

Fruit Bat's Echolocation May Work Like Sophisticated Surveillance Sonar

University of Washington

High-speed recordings of Egyptian fruit bats in flight show that instead of using a primitive form of echolocation, these animals actually use a technique recently developed by humans for surveillance and navigation.

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7-Feb-2018 3:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 688986

UW's Large Research Vessel, R/V Thomas G. Thompson, Gets Back to Work

University of Washington

This first of three global-class U.S. academic research vessels has completed its midlife overhaul and is back on the water.

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5-Feb-2018 2:45 PM EST
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Article ID: 688752

University of Washington, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Team Up to Make the Materials of Tomorrow

University of Washington

The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the University of Washington have announced the creation of the Northwest Institute for Materials Physics, Chemistry and Technology — or NW IMPACT — a joint research endeavor to power discoveries and advancements in materials that transform energy, telecommunications, medicine, information technology and other fields.

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31-Jan-2018 2:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 688748

Reconstructing an Ancient Lethal Weapon

University of Washington

University of Washington researchers reconstructed prehistoric projectiles and points from ancient sites in what is now Alaska and studied the qualities that would make for a lethal hunting weapon. By examining and testing different projectile points, the team has come to a new understanding about the technological choices people made in ancient times.

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31-Jan-2018 1:05 PM EST
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