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Global Corporations and Cleantech Startups Begin Testing Innovations at Washington’s Open-Access Clean Energy Facility

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Global corporations, U.S. solar companies, and Washington startups have signed up to test their cleantech at the Washington Clean Energy Testbeds, created by the University of Washington (UW) Clean Energy Institute (CEI), during the facility’s...
18-Aug-2017 8:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Modern Genetic Sequencing Tools Give Clearer Picture of How Corals Are Related

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As corals face threats from warming oceans, a new study uses modern genetic-sequencing tools to help reveal the relationships between three similar-looking corals.
16-Aug-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Computer Scientists Use Music to Covertly Track Body Movements, Activity

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Researchers at the University of Washington have demonstrated how it is possible to transform a smart device into a surveillance tool that can collect information about the body position and movements of the user, as well as other people in the...
16-Aug-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UW Professor Franziska Roesner Named One of World's Top Innovators Under 35

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MIT Technology Review has named University of Washington professor Franziska Roesner one of 35 "Innovators Under 35" for 2017. Roesner is a faculty member in the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering and co-director of the school's...
16-Aug-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Probiotics Help Poplar Trees Clean Up Superfund Sites

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Biologists conducted the first large-scale experiment on a Superfund site using poplar trees fortified with a probiotic — or natural microbe — to clean up groundwater contaminated with trichloroethylene, or TCE.
14-Aug-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Tidally Locked Exoplanets May Be More Common Than Previously Thought

Many exoplanets to be found by coming high-powered telescopes will probably be tidally locked — with one side permanently facing their host star — according to new research by astronomer Rory Barnes of the University of Washington.
14-Aug-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

DNA Sequencing Tools Lack Robust Protections Against Cybersecurity Risks

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A new study analyzing the security hygiene of common, open-source DNA processing programs finds evidence of poor computer security practices used throughout the field. In a scientific first, the UW team also demonstrated it is possible to compromise...
8-Aug-2017 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Run-Up to Revolution: Early American History Seen Through the Stage in Odai Johnson's Book 'London in a Box'

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The true cultural tipping point in the run-up to the American Revolution might have been the First Continental Congress's decision in late October of 1774 to close the theaters in British America, says University of Washington drama professor Odai...
4-Aug-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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