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Battery-free technology brings gesture recognition to all devices
Mute the song playing on your smartphone in your pocket by flicking your index finger in the air, or pause your "This American Life" podcast with a small wave of the hand. This kind of gesture control for electronics could ...
Engineers building teleoperated robots for disaster response in national challenge
(Phys.org) —University of Washington electrical engineers have developed telerobotics technology that could make disaster response faster and more efficient.
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 in discussions ...
Researcher's lens turns any smartphone into a portable microscope
(Phys.org) —Imagine yourself examining species of coral in Fiji. Looking at fungi and parasites in grass seeds. Following ants across the ground up close, or picking out the striations in a piece of roast beef on rye.
Undergrads use sonar to uncover Lake Union shipwrecks
Below the kayakers, seaplanes and construction cranes in Seattle's Lake Union lie unseen relics of the city's history. Shipwrecks from past generations rest just below the busy surface.
Trout trick-or-treat: Fish gobble furry animals with four feet
Freshwater fish with bellies full of shrews – one trout a few years back was found to have eaten 19 – aren't as random as scientists have thought.
Greenland melting due equally to global warming, natural variations
The rapid melting of Greenland glaciers is captured in the documentary "Chasing Ice." The retreat of the ice edge from one year to the next sends more water into the sea. Now University of Washington atmospheric scientists ...
Scientists discover double meaning in genetic code
Scientists have discovered a second code hiding within DNA. This second code contains information that changes how scientists read the instructions contained in DNA and interpret mutations to make sense of health and disease.
Citizen science key to keeping pace with environmental change
Is it plastic, metal, a fragment, sharp? Does it have a loop in it that a marine animal might stick its head through? Is it small enough and in the color range that an albatross might mistake it for flying fish eggs and eat ...
Greenland ice cores show industrial record of acid rain, success of US Clean Air Act
The rise and fall of acid rain is a global experiment whose results are preserved in the geologic record.