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Children describe technology that gives them a sense of ambiguity as 'creepy'

University of Washington researchers have defined for the first time what children mean when they say technology is “creepy.”
16-May-2019 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

First smartphone app that can hear ear infections in children

Researchers at the UW have created a new smartphone app that can detect fluid behind the eardrum by simply using a piece of paper and the phone’s microphone and speaker.
15-May-2019 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Former cleantech executive leads development of University of Washington energy research and technology center

The University of Washington has named Kevin Klustner executive director of the Center for Advanced Materials & Clean Energy Technologies. The Center's future 340,000-square-foot home will allow UW scientists & partners to accelerate clean energy...
9-May-2019 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Security Cameras in Nursing Homes Aim to Protect the Vulnerable but Present Ethical Dilemmas

With reports of crimes against nursing home residents gaining media attention around the country, seven states have passed laws regulating the use of cameras in care facilities. An assistant professor in the University of Washington School of Social...
7-May-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Researchers take a bottom-up approach to synthesizing microscopic diamonds for bioimaging, quantum computing

Researchers at the University of Washington, the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory discovered that they can use extremely high pressure and temperature to introduce other elements into nanodiamonds for...
3-May-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Bats evolved diverse skull shapes due to echolocation, diet

In a paper published May 2 in Nature Communications, a University of Washington team reports that two major forces have shaped bat skulls over their evolutionary history -- echolocation and diet -- generating a huge diversity of skull shapes across...
2-May-2019 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Arsenic-breathing life discovered in the tropical Pacific Ocean

In oxygen-poor parts of the ocean, some microorganisms survive by breathing arsenic. This holdover from the ancient Earth was not thought to still exist in the open ocean.
2-May-2019 1:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

US public support for undocumented immigrants seeking citizenship stronger if pathway includes military service, University of Washington research shows

Americans appear more willing to support a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants if that path includes serving in the United States military, according to new research from political scientists at the University of Washington.
1-May-2019 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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