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UW Experts Develop First Method for Including Migration Uncertainty in Population Projections

University of Washington statisticians have developed what is believed to be the first method for incorporating the uncertainties of migration into population projections.
24-May-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Bacteria in Branches Naturally Fertilize Trees

A University of Washington team has demonstrated that poplar trees growing in rocky, inhospitable terrain harbor bacteria within them that could provide valuable nutrients to help the plant grow.
20-May-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Lingcod Meet Rockfish: Catching One Improves Chances for the Other

In a new study, University of Washington researchers found that selectively fishing for lingcod in protected areas actually avoided hampering the recovery of other fish, including rockfish species listed as overfished.
20-May-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Appeal of 'Genetic Puzzles' Leads to National Medal of Science for UW's Mary-Claire King

In a White House ceremony May 19, President Barack Obama presented the National Medal of Science to Mary-Claire King, University of Washington professor of genome sciences and medicine. The award, the nation's highest recognition for scientific...
19-May-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UW Team First to Measure Microscale Granular Crystal Dynamics

University of Washington mechanical engineers have for the first time analyzed interactions between microscale granular crystals — a first step in creating novel materials that could be used for impact mitigation, signal processing, disease...
17-May-2016 8:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Skull Specializations Allow Bats to Feast on Their Fellow Vertebrates

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Over their 52-million-year history, a few bats have evolved a taste for their fellow vertebrates. Now biologists at the University of Washington and the Burke Museum of History and Culture are shedding light on how these so-called "carnivorous bats"...
12-May-2016 1:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Paper Gets 'Smart' with Drawn-on, Stenciled Sensor Tags

Researchers from the University of Washington, Disney Research and Carnegie Mellon University have created ways to give a piece of paper sensing capabilities that allows it to respond to gesture commands and connect to the digital world.
11-May-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Brain Pattern Predicts How Fast an Adult Learns a New Language

New University of Washington research shows that a five-minute measurement of resting-state brain activity predicted how quickly adults learned a second language.
10-May-2016 12:05 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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