The University of Washington (UW) was founded in 1861 in the Seattle, Washington metro region. Despite its rocky beginnings, UW has emerged as a first rate science, medical center, climate and environmental center, technology center and superior research center in the Pacific Northwest. UW is rated highly world-wide and operates on a $3 billion dollar plus annual budget. UW confers undergraduate, graduate degrees including doctoral degrees, medical degrees and law degrees.
Tracking the breakup of Arctic summer sea ice
As sea ice begins to melt back toward its late September minimum, it is being watched as never before. Scientists have put sensors on and under ice in the Beaufort Sea for an unprecedented campaign to monitor ...
Better visualizing of fitness-app data helps discover trends, reach goals
Smartphone apps can track where we eat our meals, when we commute to and from work and how many minutes we exercise each day. Ten thousand steps today? Check.
Engaging parents, community to map student success in South King County
If we had a road map to what parental involvement in schools should be, what would it look like? Would it be a straight line, or a complicated maze of cross streets going in every direction?
Nanopore technique rapidly decodes long DNA strands
(Phys.org) —A low-cost technology may make it possible to read long sequences of DNA far more quickly than current techniques.
Foul fumes derail dinner for hungry moths
Car and truck exhaust fumes that foul the air for humans also cause problems for pollinators.
Ask the crowd: Robots learn faster, better with online helpers
University of Washington computer scientists have shown that crowdsourcing can be a quick and effective way to teach a robot how to complete tasks. Instead of learning from just one human, robots could one ...
Ferroelectric switching seen in biological tissues
Measurements taken at the molecular scale have for the first time confirmed a key property that could improve our knowledge of how the heart and lungs function.
Scientists ready to study magma formation beneath Mount St. Helens
(Phys.org) —University and government scientists are embarking on a collaborative research expedition to improve volcanic eruption forecasting by learning more about how a deep-underground feeder system ...
Instrument will monitor flow in Puget Sound
(Phys.org) —It's not just vacationers who will be traveling on the ferries between Port Townsend and Coupeville this summer. A new partnership among the Washington Department of Ecology, the University ...
Sensor in eye could track pressure changes, monitor for glaucoma
Your eye could someday house its own high-tech information center, tracking important changes and letting you know when it's time to see an eye doctor.
New computer program aims to teach itself everything about anything
(Phys.org) —In today's digitally driven world, access to information appears limitless. But when you have something specific in mind that you don't know, like the name of that niche kitchen tool you saw ...
Design of self-assembling protein nanomachines starts to click
(Phys.org) —A route for constructing protein nanomachines engineered for specific applications may be closer to reality.
Shrub growth decreases as winter temperatures fluctuate up
Many have assumed that warmer winters as a result of climate change would increase the growth of trees and shrubs because the growing season would be longer. But shrubs achieve less yearly growth when cold ...
Video stories, other bonding exercises could help foster families connect
Teenagers and their foster families often say they don't feel connected and have trouble communicating, but few resources exist that nurture their bonding. In a research paper being published in the June issue of Children an ...
Improve grades, reduce failure—undergrads should tell profs 'Don't lecture me'
A significantly greater number of students fail science, engineering and math courses that are taught lecture-style than fail in classes incorporating so-called active learning that expects them to participate ...