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Simple actions can help people survive landslides

Simple actions can dramatically improve a person’s chances of surviving a landslide, show records from 38 landslides in the U.S. and around the world. People who survived landslides tended to have moved upstairs or to higher ground, among other...
22-Oct-2020 12:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Conversation about suicide prevention leads to safe gun storage

Research by Forefront Suicide Prevention at the University of Washington, from visits to 18 gun shows and other community events around Washington state last year, found that engaging people in a community-based setting, in an empathetic...
16-Oct-2020 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Early-arriving endangered Chinook salmon take the brunt of sea lion predation

A new University of Washington and NOAA Fisheries study found that sea lions have the largest negative effect on early-arriving endangered Chinook salmon in the lower Columbia River. The results of this study will publish Oct. 18 in the Journal of...
15-Oct-2020 4:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Are climate scientists being too cautious when linking extreme weather to climate change?

Climate science has focused on avoiding false alarms when linking extreme weather to climate change. But when meteorologists warn of hazardous weather, they include a second key measure of success -- the probability of detection.
16-Oct-2020 1:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UW receives $1.5 million CDC grant to study handgun carrying among rural adolescents

The CDC announced on Sept. 23 it would fund 16 studies for a total of more than $7.8 million to understand and prevent firearm violence. The University of Washington’s proposal to study handgun carrying among rural adolescents was awarded a...
8-Oct-2020 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Turning hotels into emergency shelter as part of COVID-19 response limited spread of coronavirus, improved health and stability

A King County, Washington, initiative to relocate people from homeless shelters to hotel rooms during the pandemic not only limited the spread of COVID-19, but also improved people's mental health and well-being, and allowed them to focus on...
8-Oct-2020 11:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Airdropping sensors from moths: Researchers use flying insects to drop sensors from air, land them safely on the ground

University of Washington researchers have developed a tiny sensor that can ride aboard a small drone or an insect, such as a moth, until it gets to its destination. Then the sensor can fall up to 72 feet and land on the ground without breaking.
8-Oct-2020 11:25 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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All together now: Experiments with twisted 2D materials catch electrons behaving collectively

A team led by the University of Washington reports that carefully constructed stacks of graphene — a 2D form of carbon — can exhibit highly correlated electron properties. The team also found evidence that this type of collective behavior likely...
6-Oct-2020 2:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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