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A Literary View of the Human Era: 'Anthropocene Reading'


The Anthropocene epoch — the proposed name for this time of significant human effect on the planet and its systems — represents a new context in which to study literature. A new book of essays co-edited by a University of Washington English...
12-Dec-2017 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Living Cell Membranes Can Self-Sort Their Components by 'Demixing'


Scientists at the University of Washington show for the first time that the complex distribution of molecules within a membrane of a living yeast cell arises through demixing.
5-Dec-2017 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

In First, 3-D Printed Objects Connect to WiFi Without Electronics

University of Washington engineers have developed the first 3-D printed plastic objects that can connect to other devices via WiFi without using any electronics, including a laundry bottle that can detect when soap is running low and automatically...
5-Dec-2017 12:45 PM EST Add to Favorites

Making humanity's challenges smaller and smaller: UW launches Institute for Nano-Engineered Systems


The University of Washington has launched a new institute aimed at accelerating research at the nanoscale: the Institute for Nano-Engineered Systems, or NanoES. Housed in a new, multimillion-dollar facility on the UW's Seattle campus, the institute...
5-Dec-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Rooftop Wiretap Aims to Learn What Crows Gossip About at Dusk


An interdisciplinary team is using a covert sound-based approach, worthy of an avian CSI, to study the link between crows' calls and their behavior.
5-Dec-2017 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

UW students win Amazon’s inaugural Alexa Prize for most engaging socialbot


A team of University of Washington students and faculty has won Amazon’s inaugural Alexa Prize, a university competition designed to produce an artificial intelligence agent capable of coherent and sustained conversation with humans.
28-Nov-2017 6:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

There's a Deeper Fish in the Sea


A new fish species, the deepest in the ocean, was discovered and named by an international team of researchers. The team published a paper describing the Mariana snailfish this week in the journal Zootaxa.
28-Nov-2017 4:40 PM EST Add to Favorites

Less Life: Limited Phosphorus Recycling Suppressed Early Earth’s Biosphere


The amount of biomass – life – in Earth's ancient oceans may have been limited due to low recycling of the key nutrient phosphorus, according to new research by the University of Washington and the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.
27-Nov-2017 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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