For less than $100, University of Washington researchers have designed a computer-interfaced drawing pad that helps scientists see inside the brains of children with learning disabilities while they read and write.
6/18/2013 1:30 PM EDT
A new United Nations analysis, using statistical methods developed at the University of Washington, shows the world population could reach nearly 11 billion by the end of the century, about 800 million more people than the previous projection issued...
6/12/2013 5:00 PM EDT
Researchers at the University of Washington have created a material they say would make LED bulbs cheaper and greener to manufacture, driving down the price. Their silicon-based nanoparticles soften the blue light emitted by LEDs, creating white...
6/12/2013 5:00 PM EDT
University of Washington researchers have demonstrated that when humans use brain-computer interfaces, the brain behaves much like it does when completing simple motor skills such as kicking a ball, typing or waving a hand. Learning to control a...
6/11/2013 1:15 PM EDT
Air pollution in the Northern Hemisphere in the mid-20th century cooled the upper half of the planet and pushed rain bands south, contributing to the prolonged and worsening drought in Africa's Sahel region. Clean air legislation in the 1980s...
6/6/2013 3:00 PM EDT
University of Washington researchers have shown it's possible to leverage Wi-Fi signals around us to detect specific movements without needing sensors on the human body or cameras. Using a Wi-Fi router and a few wireless devices in the living room,...
6/4/2013 11:00 AM EDT
Two processes that turn woody biomass into transportation fuels have the potential to exceed current Environmental Protection Agency requirements for renewable fuels, according to research published in the Forest Products Journal.
5/30/2013 8:00 PM EDT
People in most cultures view women with small feet as attractive and a sign of a potential mate's youth and fertility. But a new research study shows that the Karo Batak living in rural villages in Indonesia deem women with big feet as more...
5/28/2013 3:00 PM EDT
5/24/2013 2:00 PM EDT
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...
12/10/2012 12:40 PM EST
Axel Schweiger, Chair of UW's Polar Science Center, an Excellent Source for Writing About Melting Sea Ice
9/6/2012 9:00 AM EDT
6/22/2012 5:15 PM EDT
Sallie Sanford, University of Washington Law Professor / Adjunct Professor of Public Health, Available to Discuss SCOTUS Health Care Decision
6/22/2012 2:00 PM EDT
On the 20-year anniversary of the World Wide Web, a computer scientist has published a two-page commentary in the journal Nature that calls on the international academic and business communities to take a bolder approach when designing how people...
8/3/2011 1:00 PM EDT
These University of Washington experts are available for reporters to contact in the wake of the massive Japan earthquake of March 11 and resulting tsunami and nuclear crisis.
3/18/2011 3:45 PM EDT
May 18 marks the 30th anniversary of the eruption of Mount St. Helens and scientists continue using what’s learned there to challenge established thinking about how landscapes evolve and rebound.
5/4/2010 12:00 PM EDT