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UW Roboticists Learn to Teach Robots From Babies

A collaboration between University of Washington developmental psychologists and computer scientists has demonstrated that robots can "learn" much like babies - by experiencing the world and eventually imitating humans.
1-Dec-2015 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Sequencing Algae's Genome May Aid Biofuel Production

University of Washington scientists have sequenced the complete genetic makeup of a species of ecologically important algae, which may aid in biofuel production.
19-Nov-2015 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Powering the Next Billion Devices with Wi-Fi

University of Washington engineers have developed a novel technology that uses a Wi-Fi router — a source of ubiquitous but untapped energy in indoor environments — to power devices without sacrificing network performance.
18-Nov-2015 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

UW Team Refrigerates Liquids with a Laser for the First Time

Since the first laser was invented in 1960, they’ve always given off heat — either as a useful tool, a byproduct or a fictional way to vanquish intergalactic enemies. University of Washington researchers are the first to solve a decades-old...
16-Nov-2015 3:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

From Garden to Gut: New Book Explores Hidden World of Microbes

From restoring the soil in their urban yard to grappling with a cancer diagnosis, geologist David Montgomery's new book explores the unfolding revolution in microbial science in health and agriculture.
16-Nov-2015 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Microbes That Are Key Indicators of Puget Sound's Health in Decline

Paleontologists with the University of Washington's Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture find that tiny organisms called foraminifera have a big story to tell about the health of Puget Sound.
16-Nov-2015 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Life, Enhanced: UW Professors Study Legal, Social Complexities of an Augmented Reality Future

Those designing coming augmented reality systems should make them adaptable to change, resistant to hacking and responsive to the needs of diverse users, according to a report by an interdisciplinary group of researchers at the University of...
3-Nov-2015 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

UW Scientists Are the First to Simulate 3-D Exotic Clouds on an Exoplanet

A nearby exoplanet has an atmosphere that might be similar to Earth's before life evolved. In an attempt to simulate the structure of this exoplanet's atmosphere, UW researchers became the first to simulate three-dimensional exotic clouds on another...
29-Oct-2015 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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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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