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'Upside-Down Planet' Reveals New Method for Studying Binary Star Systems

What looked at first like a sort of upside-down planet has instead revealed a new method for studying binary star systems, discovered by a University of Washington student astronomer.
4/21/2014 4:00 PM EDT

Astronomers: 'Tilt-a-Worlds' Could Harbor Life

A fluctuating tilt in a planet's orbit does not preclude the possibility of life, according to new research by astronomers at the University of Washington, Utah's Weber State University and NASA. In fact, sometimes it helps.
4/15/2014 2:20 PM EDT

UW Graduate's Lens Turns Any Smartphone Into a Portable Microscope

The Micro Phone Lens, developed by UW mechanical engineering alumnus Thomas Larson ('13), can turn any smartphone or tablet computer into a hand-held microscope. The soft, pliable lens sticks to a device's camera without any adhesive or glue and...
4/15/2014 11:00 AM EDT

Babies Prefer Fairness – but Only if It Benefits Them – in Choosing a Playmate

Babies as young as 15 months preferred people with the same ethnicity as themselves -- a phenomenon known as in-group bias, or favoring people who have the same characteristics as oneself.
4/14/2014 1:00 PM EDT

Fruit Flies, Fighter Jets Use Similar Nimble Tactics When Under Attack

When startled by predators, tiny fruit flies respond like fighter jets – employing screaming-fast banked turns to evade attacks.
4/7/2014 12:00 PM EDT

See What a Child Will Look Like Using Automated Age-Progression Software

University of Washington researchers have developed software that automatically generates images of a young child's face as it ages through a lifetime. The technique is the first fully automated approach for aging babies to adults that works with...
4/9/2014 11:00 AM EDT

Science-Themed Music Videos Boost Scientific Literacy

As the United States puts ever-greater emphasis on science, technology, engineering and mathematics education to keep competitive in the global economy, schools are trying to figure out how to improve student learning in science. University of...
4/2/2014 2:00 PM EDT

UW Launches Online Bachelor's Degree Completion Program in Social Sciences

Beginning in the fall 2014 people interested in social sciences, who have already earned roughly two years of college credit or an associate degree, will be able to finish their bachelor's degree online through a new completion program offered by...
3/31/2014 1:50 PM EDT

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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.
1/24/2014 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.
7/1/2013 2:00 PM EDT

Infrastructure Experts: Engineers Who Can Speak About Bridge Collapse

5/24/2013 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...
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

Expert Available on Health Care Markets, Health Sector Leadership and Social/Political Determinants

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

Web Search Is Ready for a Shakeup, Says UW Computer Scientist

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

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