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What Would the World Look Like to Someone with a Bionic Eye?

A new University of Washington study concludes that while important advancements have been made in sight recovery technologies, the vision provided by those devices may be very different from what scientists and patients had previously assumed.
3-Aug-2015 12:05 PM EDT

Group Launches Plan to Reduce Youth Problems by 20 Percent in a Decade

A national coalition of experts that includes two University of Washington researchers has a bold plan to reduce behavioral health problems such as violence and depression among young people across the country by 20 percent in a decade.
30-Jul-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Computer Security Tools for Journalists Lacking in a Post-Snowden World

Despite heightened awareness of surveillance tactics and privacy breaches, existing computer security tools aren't meeting the needs of journalists working with sensitive material, a new UW study finds.
22-Jul-2015 12:00 PM EDT

The Next MacGyver Will Be a Woman — and a UW Engineering Student May Invent Her

Twelve finalists have been picked to invent the heir to Angus MacGyver — the 1980s television hero who inspired a generation of engineers by foiling criminals with household items like cooking oil, a shop vac or a tube sock. Only this time the...
20-Jul-2015 1:05 PM EDT

UW Researchers Show That the Mosquito Smells, Before It Sees, a Bloody Feast

A team of biologists from the University of Washington and the California Institute of Technology has cracked the cues mosquitoes use to find us.
16-Jul-2015 3:05 PM EDT

University of Washington Chemists Help Develop a Novel Drug to Fight Malaria

An international team of scientists — led by researchers from the University of Washington and two other institutions — has announced that a new compound to fight malaria is ready for human trials.
15-Jul-2015 5:05 PM EDT

Many Mobile Health Apps Neglect Needs of Blind Users

University of Washington researchers who conducted the first academic review of nine mhealth iPhone apps on the market in March 2014 found none met all the criteria that would make them accessible to blind customers. Accessibility shortcomings...
14-Jul-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Robotics and the Law: When Software Can Harm You

Twenty years in, the law is finally starting to get used to the Internet. Now it is imperative, says Ryan Calo, assistant professor in the UW School of Law, that the law figure out how to deal effectively with the rise of robotics and artificial...
13-Jul-2015 4:05 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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