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.
'Dimer molecules' aid study of exoplanet pressure, hunt for life
(Phys.org) —Astronomers at the University of Washington have developed a new method of gauging the atmospheric pressure of exoplanets, or worlds beyond the solar system, by looking for a certain type of molecule.
Proteins that control energy use necessary to form stem cells
Proteins that regulate energy metabolism are essential for stem cell formation, University of Washington researchers find.
On-demand vaccines possible with engineered nanoparticles
Vaccines combat diseases and protect populations from outbreaks, but the life-saving technology leaves room for improvement. Vaccines usually are made en masse in centralized locations far removed from where they will be ...
Puget Sound's rich waters supplied by deep, turbulent canyon
The headwaters for Puget Sound's famously rich waters lie far below the surface, in a submarine canyon that draws nutrient-rich water up from the deep ocean. New measurements may explain how the Pacific Northwest's inland ...
Pine forest particles appear out of thin air, influence climate
Pine forests are especially magical places for atmospheric chemists. Coniferous trees give off pine-scented vapors that form particles, very quickly and seemingly out of nowhere.
An organic alternative to oxides? Organic ferroelectric molecule shows promise for memory chips, sensors
A cheap, flexible organic molecule could replace inorganic crystals as the working parts for memory chips, sensors and energy-harvesting systems.
Vitamin water: Measuring essential nutrients in the ocean
The phrase, 'Eat your vitamins,' applies to marine animals just like humans. Many vitamins, including B-12, are elusive in the ocean environment.
DNA detectives able to 'count' thousands of fish using as little as a glass of water
A mere glass full of water from Monterey Bay Aquarium's 1.2 million-gallon Open Sea tank, among the 10 largest aquariums in the world, is all scientists really needed to identify the Pacific Bluefin tuna, dolphinfish and ...
Silicon-based nanoparticles could make LEDs cheaper, greener to produce
(Phys.org) —Light-emitting diodes, or LEDs, are the most efficient and environmentally friendly light bulbs on the market. But they come at a higher up-front price than other bulbs, especially the ones with warmer and more ...
Fruit flies—fermented-fruit connoisseurs—are relentless party crashers
That fruit fly joining you just moments after you poured that first glass of cabernet, has just used its poppy-seed-sized brain to conduct a finely-choreographed search, one that's been described for the first time by researchers ...