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New Method to Assess Platelet Health Could Help ER Doctors

UW researchers have created a novel system that can measure platelet function within two minutes and can help doctors determine which trauma patients might need a blood transfusion upon being admitted to a hospital.
13-Mar-2019 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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When coyote parents get used to humans, their offspring become bolder, too

When coyote parents are habituated to humans, their offspring are more habituated, too — potentially leading to negative interactions between coyotes and humans.
11-Mar-2019 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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How to train your robot (to feed you dinner)

UW researchers have developed a robotic system that can feed people who need someone to help them eat.
11-Mar-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Fake faces: University of Washington's 'Calling BS' duo opens new website asking 'Which face is real?'

Whichfaceisreal.com is the new website from Jevin West and Carl Bergstrom of the University of Washington, the duo who drew wide attention for their innovative Information School class, "Calling Bullshit in the Age of Big Data."
5-Mar-2019 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Assessing riverside corridors — the "escape routes" for animals under climate change — in the Northwest

Lands surrounding rivers and streams offer natural migration routes that will take on a new importance as temperatures rise. A new, open-access study pinpoints which riverside routes will be the most important for animals trying to navigate a...
1-Mar-2019 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Return of the wolves: How deer escape tactics help save their lives

As gray wolves return to Washington state, a new study finds that one species of deer is changing its behavior to spend more time away from roads, at higher elevations and in rockier landscapes.
27-Feb-2019 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

It’s all in the twist: Physicists stack 2D materials at angles to trap particles on the nanoscale

In a paper published Feb. 25 in Nature, scientists report that they have developed a system to trap individual excitons — bound pairs of electrons and associated positive charges. This system could form the basis of a novel platform to monitor...
25-Feb-2019 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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New study: How to save a seabird

A new study outlines more than a decade of success in reducing seabird bycatch in Alaska’s longline fisheries, and where there’s still room for improvement.
20-Feb-2019 7:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


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