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Tissue Paper Sensors Show Promise for Health Care, Entertainment, Robotics

University of Washington engineers have turned tissue paper – similar to toilet tissue – into a new kind of wearable sensor that can detect a pulse, a blink of an eye and other human movement. The sensor is light, flexible and inexpensive, with...
12-Feb-2018 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Hybrid Optics Bring Color Imaging Using Ultrathin Metalenses Into Focus

In a paper published Feb. 9 in Science Advances, scientists at the University of Washington announced that they have successfully combined two different imaging methods — a type of lens designed for nanoscale interaction with lightwaves, along...
12-Feb-2018 2:45 PM EST Add to Favorites


Simple Rules Can Help Fishery Managers Cope with Ecological Complexity

A team of ecologists and economists is the first to test whether real-life ecological interactions produce economic benefits for the fishing industry. The results were published online Jan. 29 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
8-Feb-2018 4:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

Fruit Bat's Echolocation May Work Like Sophisticated Surveillance Sonar

High-speed recordings of Egyptian fruit bats in flight show that instead of using a primitive form of echolocation, these animals actually use a technique recently developed by humans for surveillance and navigation.
7-Feb-2018 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


UW's Large Research Vessel, R/V Thomas G. Thompson, Gets Back to Work

This first of three global-class U.S. academic research vessels has completed its midlife overhaul and is back on the water.
5-Feb-2018 2:45 PM EST Add to Favorites


University of Washington, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Team Up to Make the Materials of Tomorrow

The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the University of Washington have announced the creation of the Northwest Institute for Materials Physics, Chemistry and Technology — or NW IMPACT — a joint research endeavor to power discoveries and...
31-Jan-2018 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Reconstructing an Ancient Lethal Weapon

University of Washington researchers reconstructed prehistoric projectiles and points from ancient sites in what is now Alaska and studied the qualities that would make for a lethal hunting weapon. By examining and testing different projectile...
31-Jan-2018 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


The University of Washington's Dan Berger Discusses Excesses of Incarceration in New Book 'Rethinking the American Prison Movement'

Dan Berger of the University of Washington discusses his new book, "Rethinking the American Prison Movement." His co-author is Toussaint Losier of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
25-Jan-2018 6:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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