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Breakthrough tool launched at Greenbuild empowers users to radically reduce embodied carbon in buildings and infrastructure

The Embodied Carbon in Construction Calculator (“EC3”) tool delivers the first digitized EPDs for construction materials in a free platform designed to accelerate early adoption across the entire construction industry.
19-Nov-2019 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Among transgender children, gender identity as strong as in cisgender children, study shows

New findings from the largest study of socially-transitioned transgender children in the world, conducted by researchers at the University of Washington, show that gender identity and gender-typed preferences manifest similarly in both cis- and...
13-Nov-2019 2:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

Mailed self-sampling kits helped more women get screened for cervical cancer

Signaling a potential major change in cervical cancer screening options for American women, a new study found that mailed self-sampling kits that test for HPV — the virus that can cause cervical cancer — helped significantly more women get...
4-Nov-2019 3:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Fall storms, coastal erosion focus of northern Alaska research cruise

A University of Washington team is leaving to study how fall storms, dwindling sea ice and vulnerable coastlines might combine in a changing Arctic.
5-Nov-2019 7:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Swordfish as oceanographers? Satellite tags allow research of ocean’s ‘twilight zone’ off Florida

A University of Washington team is leaving to study how fall storms, dwindling sea ice and vulnerable coastlines might combine in a changing Arctic.
5-Nov-2019 6:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Single Discrimination Events Alter College Students' Daily Behavior

UW researchers aimed to understand both the prevalence of discrimination events and how these events affect college students in their daily lives. Over the course of two academic quarters, the team compared students’ self-reports of unfair...
4-Nov-2019 3:55 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Light-based 'tractor beam' assembles materials at the nanoscale

Researchers have adapted optical tweezers, a light-based technology employed widely in biology, to operate in a water-free liquid environment of organic solvents. The optical tweezers act as a light-based "tractor beam" that can assemble nanoscale...
4-Nov-2019 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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New technique lets researchers map strain in next-gen solar cells

Researchers can now map strain in lead halide perovskite solar cells. Their approach shows that misorientation between perovskite crystals is the primary contributor to the buildup of strain within the solar cell, creating defects in grain...
31-Oct-2019 3:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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