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New Book by University of Washington Historian Jordanna Bailkin Remembers Britain's 'Forgotten' 20th-Century Refugee Camps

In her book "Unsettled: Refugee Camps and the Making of Multicultural Britain," Bailkin offers warnings from a liberal democracy's recent past: The refugee camps were a prelude to today's detention centers. "The future of refuge in Britain is not...
17-Oct-2018 12:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Prescience: Helping Doctors Predict the Future

UW engineers developed a new machine-learning system that can help anesthesiologists predict the likelihood that a patient will experience low blood oxygen levels during surgery. This condition, called hypoxemia, can lead to serious consequences,...
10-Oct-2018 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Develop 3-D Printed Objects That Can Track and Store How They Are Used

Engineers at the University of Washington have developed 3-D printed devices that can track and store their own use — without using batteries or electronics. Instead, this system uses a method called backscatter, through which a device can share...
9-Oct-2018 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Polar bears gorged on whale carcasses to survive past warm periods, but strategy won't suffice as climate warms

A new study led by the University of Washington found that while dead whales are valuable sources of fat and protein for some polar bears, this resource will likely not be enough to sustain most bear populations in the future when the Arctic becomes...
9-Oct-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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High-res data offer most detailed look yet at trawl fishing footprint around the world

A new analysis that uses high-resolution data for 24 ocean regions in Africa, Europe, North and South America and Australasia shows that 14 percent of the overall seafloor shallower than 1,000 meters (3,280 feet) is trawled. It shows that the...
8-Oct-2018 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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3,500-Year-Old Pumpkin Spice? Archaeologists Find Earliest Use of Nutmeg as a Food

A new study describes the earliest-known use of nutmeg as a food ingredient, found at an archaeological site in Indonesia.
3-Oct-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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High CO2 Levels Cause Plants to Thicken Their Leaves, Which Could Worsen Climate Change Effects, Researchers Say

When levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere rise, most plants do something unusual: They thicken their leaves. Now two University of Washington scientists have shown that this reaction by plants will actually worsen climate change by making the...
1-Oct-2018 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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New Book Suggests Framework for 'Value-Driven Leadership'

"Practice makes perfect" is age-old wisdom that applies to musicians, gamers, speakers — even fly fishermen. A new book by University of Washington professor Patrick Dobel argues that such thinking can also guide public leaders to manage their...
25-Sep-2018 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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