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Small Hydroelectric Dams Increase Globally with Little Research, Regulations

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University of Washington researchers have published the first major assessment of small hydropower dams around the world — including their potential for growth — and highlight the incredibly variability in how dams of varying sizes are...
22-Jan-2018 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Temporary 'Bathtub Drains' in the Ocean Concentrate Flotsam

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An experiment using hundreds of plastic drifters in the Gulf of Mexico shows that rather than simply spread out, as current calculations would predict, many of them clumped together in a tight cluster.
19-Jan-2018 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Civil War-Era U.S. Navy Ships’ Logs to Be Explored for Climate Data, Maritime History

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A new fleet joins the ongoing quest to learn more about past weather from the records of long-gone mariners.
19-Jan-2018 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Scale-Eating Fish Adopt Clever Parasitic Methods to Survive

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A small group of fishes — possibly the world’s cleverest carnivorous grazers — feeds on the scales of other fish in the tropics. A team led by biologists at the University of Washington’s Friday Harbor Laboratories is trying to understand...
17-Jan-2018 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Task Interrupted: A Plan for Returning Helps You Move On

Get interrupted at work much? Making a quick plan for returning to and completing the task you're leaving will help you focus better on the interrupting work, according to new research from the University of Washington.
16-Jan-2018 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

A ‘Touching Sight’: How Babies’ Brains Process Touch Builds Foundations for Learning

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A new study from the University of Washington Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences (I-LABS) provides one of the first looks inside the infant’s brain to show where the sense of touch is processed — not just when a baby feels a touch to the...
16-Jan-2018 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Researchers Program Biomaterials with 'Logic Gates' That Release Therapeutics in Response to Environmental Triggers

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Scientists at the University of Washington announced that they have built and tested a new biomaterial-based delivery system — known as a hydrogel — that will encase a desired cargo and dissolve to release its freight only when specific...
11-Jan-2018 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

UW Reality Lab Launches with $6M From Tech Companies to Advance Augmented and Virtual Reality Research

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The UW Reality Lab is launching with $6 million from Facebook, Google, and Huawei to accelerate innovation in augmented and virtual reality and educate the next generation of researchers and practitioners.
8-Jan-2018 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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