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Physicists Conduct Most Precise Measurement Yet of Interaction Between Atoms and Carbon Surfaces

Physicists at the University of Washington have conducted the most precise and controlled measurements yet of the interaction between the atoms and molecules that comprise air and the type of carbon surface used in battery electrodes and air filters...
28-May-2015 4:05 PM EDT

Invisible Helpers of the Sea: Marine Bacteria Boost Growth of Tiny Ocean Algae

Just as with plants on land, a common species of ocean diatom grows faster in the presence of helpful bacteria.
27-May-2015 3:05 PM EDT

Study: 44 Percent of Parents Struggle to Limit Cell Phone Use at Playgrounds

A new University of Washington study finds that cell phone use at playgrounds is a significant source of parental guilt, and that caregivers absorbed in their phones ignored children's requests for attention more than half the time.
18-May-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Chemical Tags in Ear Bones Track Alaska's Bristol Bay Salmon

A chemical signature recorded on the ear bones of Chinook salmon from Alaska’s Bristol Bay region could tell scientists and resource managers where they are born and how they spend their first year of life.
15-May-2015 2:05 PM EDT

UW Researchers Hack a Teleoperated Surgical Robot to Reveal Security Flaws

University of Washington researchers easily hacked a next generation teleoperated surgical robot to test how easily a malicious attack could hijack remotely-controlled operations in the future and to offer security solutions.
7-May-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Fishermen, Communities Need More Than Healthy Fish Stocks

The Fishery Performance Indicators are the most comprehensive, global tool that considers social factors in addition to the usual biological measures when gauging a fishery's health. The new tool is described in a paper published May 6 in PLOS ONE.
6-May-2015 3:05 PM EDT

UW Mapping App Turns Art Into a Sharable Walking Route

The Trace app developed at the University of Washington turns a digital sketch that you draw on your smartphone screen — heart, maple leaf, raindrop — into a walking route that you can send to a friend. The recipient of the "gift" receives...
6-May-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Puget Sound’s Clingfish Could Inspire Better Medical Devices, Whale Tags

Researchers at the University of Washington’s Friday Harbor Laboratories are looking at how the biomechanics of clingfish could be helpful in designing devices and instruments to be used in surgery and even to tag and track whales in the ocean.
4-May-2015 12:05 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.
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

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

22-Jun-2012 5:15 PM EDT

Sallie Sanford, University of Washington Law Professor / Adjunct Professor of Public Health, Available to Discuss SCOTUS Health Care Decision

22-Jun-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...
3-Aug-2011 1:00 PM EDT

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