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California Plain Shows Surprising Winners and Losers From Prolonged Drought

A long-term study led by the University of Washington and the University of California, Berkeley tracked how hundreds of species in the Carrizo Plain National Monument fared during the historic drought that struck California from 2012 to 2015. It...
16-Aug-2018 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Diving Robots Find Antarctic Winter Seas Exhale Surprising Amounts of Carbon Dioxide

A new study led by the University of Washington uses data gathered by floating drones in the Southern Ocean over past winters to learn how much carbon dioxide is transferred by the surrounding seas. Results show that in winter the open water nearest...
14-Aug-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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University of Washington's Hans Scholl on promises, cautions of 'digital government'

The internet has made government more efficient and public records more accessible — but as digital technology evolves it could also bring challenges to long-held constitutional safeguards, says Hans Jochen Scholl, a professor in the University of...
13-Aug-2018 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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For UW Physicists, the 2-D Form of Tungsten Ditelluride Is Full of Surprises

In a paper published online July 23 in Nature, a UW-led research team reports that the 2-D form of tungsten ditelluride can undergo "ferroelectric switching" — a first for a exfoliated 2-D material. Ferroelectric materials can have applications in...
9-Aug-2018 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UW, PNNL to host energy research center focusing on bio-inspired design and assembly

The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded an expected $10.75 million, four-year grant to the University of Washington, the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and other partner institutions for a new interdisciplinary research center to define...
3-Aug-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Harmful Dyes in Lakes, Rivers Can Become Colorless with New, Sponge-Like Material

A team led by the University of Washington has created an environmentally friendly way to remove color from dyes in water in a matter of seconds.
1-Aug-2018 3:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

And then there was (more) light: Researchers boost performance quality of perovskites

In a paper published online this spring in the journal Nature Photonics, scientists at the University of Washington report that a prototype semiconductor thin-film has performed even better than today’s best solar cell materials at emitting light.
25-Jul-2018 7:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Study shows why eastern U.S. air pollution levels are more stagnant in winter

Observations over the eastern U.S. show why emissions reductions haven't achieved the same results in winter as they have in summer.
19-Jul-2018 8:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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