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For the First Time, Scientists Catch Water Molecules Passing the Proton Baton

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Water conducts electricity, but the process by which this familiar fluid passes along positive charges has puzzled scientists for decades. But in a paper published in the Dec. 2 in issue of the journal Science, an international team of researchers...
1-Dec-2016 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

What Makes Bach Sound Like Bach? New Dataset Teaches Algorithms Classical Music

MusicNet is the first publicly available large-scale classical music dataset designed to allow machine learning algorithms to tackle a wide range of open challenges - from automated music transcription to listening recommendations based on the...
30-Nov-2016 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

In One-Two Punch, Researchers Load 'Nanocarriers' to Deliver Cancer-Fighting Drugs and Imaging Molecules to Tumors

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In a paper published in the journal Small, scientists at the University of Washington describe a new system to encase chemotherapy drugs within tiny, synthetic "nanocarrier" packages, which could be injected into patients and disassembled at the...
29-Nov-2016 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

How to Monitor Global Ocean Warming – Without Harming Whales

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Tracking the speed of internal tides offers a cheap, simple way to monitor temperature changes throughout the world’s oceans.
28-Nov-2016 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Our Closest Worm Kin Regrow Body Parts, Raising Hopes of Regeneration in Humans

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A new University of Washington study of one of our closest invertebrate relatives, the acorn worm, reveals that regenerating body parts might one day be possible.
28-Nov-2016 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

New Grasses Neutralize Toxic Pollution From Bombs, Explosives, and Munitions

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University of Washington engineers have developed the first transgenic grass species that can take up and destroy RDX -- a toxic compound that has been widely used in explosives since World War II and contaminates military bases across the U.S. and...
22-Nov-2016 2:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Large Forest Die-Offs Can Have Effects That Ricochet to Distant Ecosystems

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Major forest die-offs due to drought, heat and beetle infestations or deforestation could have consequences far beyond the local landscape. Wiping out an entire forest can have significant effects on global climate patterns and alter vegetation on...
15-Nov-2016 2:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Study Provides Insight Into Children’s Race and Gender Identities

Research from the University of Washington found that children aged 7 to 12 rate gender as more important than race — and that their perceptions of both are a complex mix of personal and societal influences.
15-Nov-2016 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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

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7-Nov-2016 12:05 PM EST

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

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4-Nov-2016 1:05 PM EDT

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

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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

Calming Your Dog’s Anxiety During Noisy Fourth of July

Have a dog with noise phobias, especially fireworks? University of Washington psychologist explains three main ways to calm dogs' fears.
1-Jul-2013 2:00 PM EDT

Infrastructure Experts: Engineers Who Can Speak About Bridge Collapse

24-May-2013 2:00 PM EDT

Tipsy? UW Expert's Tips for Reining in Holiday Drinking

Dennis Donovan, director of the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute at the University of Washington, says that alcohol is a major issue around the holidays for both social drinkers and those recovering from alcoholism. He has advice for how to drink...
10-Dec-2012 12:40 PM EST

Axel Schweiger, Chair of UW's Polar Science Center, an Excellent Source for Writing About Melting Sea Ice

6-Sep-2012 9:00 AM EDT

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