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For $1000, anyone can purchase online ads to track your location and app use

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New University of Washington research finds that for a budget of roughly $1000, it is possible for someone to track your location and app use by purchasing and targeting mobile ads. The team hopes to raise industry awareness about the potential...
18-Oct-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Flexible 'skin' can help robots, prosthetics perform everyday tasks by sensing shear force

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UW and UCLA engineers have developed a flexible sensor “skin” that can be stretched over any part of a robot’s body or prosthetic to accurately convey information about shear forces and vibration, which are critical to tasks ranging from...
17-Oct-2017 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Tweeting Rage: How Immigration Policies Can Polarize Public Discourse

A University of Washington study of tweets in the months before and after the 2010 passage of Arizona's "show me your papers" law, findings showed that the average tweet about Mexican immigrants and Hispanics, in general, became more negative....
16-Oct-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Using Facebook Data as a Real-Time Census

A study by the University of Washington is believed to be the first to demonstrate how present-day migration statistics can be obtained by compiling the same data that advertisers use to target their audience on Facebook, and by combining that...
12-Oct-2017 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UW Center for Human Rights Studies Law Enforcement, Federal Agency Collaboration on Immigration

Cities and counties concerned about immigrant rights should closely examine law enforcement's collaboration with federal immigration authorities — and the role a for-profit company has in drafting language used in many law enforcement policy...
2-Oct-2017 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UW to Host $15.6M NSF-Funded Center for Innovation, Education in Materials Science

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The University of Washington is home to a new national center of excellence for research, education and training in materials science. The Molecular Engineering Materials Center is funded by a $15.6 million, six-year grant from the National Science...
25-Sep-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Group Project? Taking Turns, Working with Friends May Improve Grades

A University of Washington-led study of college students has found that the social dynamics of a group, such as whether one person dominates the conversation or whether students work with a friend, affect academic performance. Put simply, the more...
25-Sep-2017 11:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Hacking a Pressure Sensor to Track Gradual Motion Along Marine Faults

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Oceanographers and a Seattle engineering company are testing a simple technique to track seafloor movement in earthquake-prone coastal areas.
22-Sep-2017 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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