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New Smartphone App Can Detect Newborn Jaundice in Minutes

University of Washington engineers and physicians have developed a smartphone application that checks for jaundice in newborns and can deliver results to parents and pediatricians within minutes.
27-Aug-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Scientists Craft Atomically Seamless, Thinnest-Possible Semiconductor Junctions

The University of Washington researchers have demonstrated that two single-layer semiconductor materials can be connected in an atomically seamless fashion known as a heterojunction. This result could be the basis for next-generation flexible and...
26-Aug-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Learning by Watching, Toddlers Show Intuitive Understanding of Probability

Most people know children learn many skills simply by watching people around them. Without explicit instructions youngsters know to do things like press a button to operate the television and twist a knob to open a door. Now researchers have taken...
25-Aug-2014 12:05 PM EDT

StopInfo for OneBusAway App Makes Buses More Usable for Blind Riders

A UW study found that StopInfo, a new hub for bus stop information in the OneBusAway app, is helpful for blind riders and can promote spontaneous and unfamiliar travel. A UW research team launched the program recently in collaboration with King...
18-Aug-2014 2:20 PM EDT

Virginity Pledges for Men Can Lead to Sexual Confusion — Even After the Wedding Day

Young men receiving support after they pledge to abstain from sex until marriage, can find themselves without advisors and help once they do marry.
11-Aug-2014 12:00 PM EDT

No-Power Wi-Fi Connectivity Could Fuel Internet of Things Reality

University of Washington engineers have designed a new communication system that uses radio frequency signals as a power source and reuses existing Wi-Fi infrastructure to provide Internet connectivity to battery-free devices.
4-Aug-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Companion Planets Can Increase Old Worlds' Chance at Life

Having a companion in old age is good for people — and, it turns out, might extend the chance for life on certain Earth-sized planets in the cosmos as well.
31-Jul-2014 5:00 PM EDT

Dissolvable Fabric Loaded with Medicine Might Offer Faster Protection Against HIV

University of Washington bioengineers have discovered a potentially faster way to deliver a topical drug that protects women from contracting HIV. Their method spins the drug into silk-like fibers that quickly dissolve when in contact with moisture,...
30-Jul-2014 12:00 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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