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Get ready for more rain as huge atmospheric river is set to hit Puget Sound region, again | KNKX
Stormy weather that took out power for tens of thousands of residents in the Pacific Northwest this week made national headlines as The Washington Post commented on the fascinating “river in the sky” that has been dumping rain on the region. Cliff Mass, UW professor of atmospheric sciences, is quoted.
Mass.Cliff  College:Environment  weather  wawx  KNKX  Department:Atmospheric.Sciences  !UWitM  2017 
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Filled with liquid metal, this robot skin is more sensitive than the real thing | Digital Trends
Robots capable of arming roadside bombs with human-like dexterity may soon be a reality, after UW engineers developed artificial skin that has the same sensitivity as a human hand. Jonathan Posner, a professor of mechanical engineering at the UW, is quoted.
Digital.Trends  College:Engineering  Department:Mechanical.Engineering  Department:Chemical.Engineering  !UWitM  2017  robots  Posner.Jonathan 
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Study refutes a big health care special interest’s talking points | HuffPost
A recently completed study by researchers at the UW shows that children and adults in Alaska Native communities served by dental therapists had significantly better oral health outcomes than people in communities not served by them. Dr. Donald Chi, associate professor of oral health sciences at the UW, is featured.
School:Dentistry  Huffington.Post  UW:Medicine  !UWitM  2017  Chi.Donald  Department:Oral.Health.Sciences 
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Lab-on-a-chip tech uses smartphone to diagnose infectious diseases | RD Mag
A multidisciplinary group that includes the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and UW Tacoma has developed a novel platform to diagnose infectious disease at the point-of-care. David Hirschberg, professor of science and mathematics at UW Tacoma is mentioned.
UW:Tacoma  RD.Mag  !UWitM  2017  Hirschberg.David 
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Elon Musk ‘right to be concerned’ about AI, Google CEO says | Inverse
Google CEO Sundar Pichai thinks Elon Musk has a point about A.I. Pedro Domingos, a professor of computer science and engineering at the UW, is quoted.
College:Engineering  Allen.School  Domingos.Pedro  !UWitM  2017  Inverse 
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It costs only $1,000 for someone to track your every move | Mic
Research from the University of Washington shows how anyone can track what apps you use and where you’ve been — for just $1,000.
Mic  !UWitM  2017  College:Engineering  Allen.School 
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Record-breaking rain making up for lost time in Western Washington | The News Tribune
The rain broke records Wednesday and it’s not done yet. Cliff Mass, professor of atmospheric sciences at the UW, is quoted.
Mass.Cliff  !UWitM  2017  TNT  College:Environment  Department:Atmospheric.Sciences  wawx  weather 
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Colorado Springs not a bidder for second Amazon headquarters | Colorado Springs Gazette
Amazon won't build its second headquarters in Colorado Springs - all eight sites submitted in Colorado's bid to the online shopping giant are in the Denver area. Margaret O'Mara, a University of Washington professor of history, is quoted.
O'Mara.Margaret  Department:History  College:Arts&Sciences  Colorado.Springs.Gazette  !UWitM  2017 
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Creeps can cheaply track your location in real time with online ads | Mashable
In a recently published paper, researchers at the University of Washington demonstrate that practically anyone can spend a little cash and track, in relatively real time, the location of a human target.
Mashable  College:Engineering  Allen.School  !UWitM  2017 
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3 million Americans carry a loaded handgun every day, study finds | South China Morning Post
As many as three million people in the United States carry a loaded handgun daily, while nine million do so at least once a month, a UW study said on Thursday. Dr. Ali Rowhani-Rahbar, associate professor of epidemiology at the UW, is quoted. [This AFP story appeared in several outlets]
AFP  South.China.Morning.Post  !UWitM  2017  Rowhani-Rahbar.Ali  School:Public.Health  Department:Epidemiology  UW:Medicine 
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3 million Americans say they carry handguns every day | US News
About 3 million Americans carry a loaded handgun with them on a daily basis, a new survey reveals. Dr. Ali Rowhani-Rahbar, UW epidemiology professor, is quoted.
Rowhani-Rahbar.Ali  !UWitM  2017  School:Public.Health  UW:Medicine  US.News  Health.News 
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Opinion | Wildfires in California: Wildfire preparation ideas | Fortune
"'Are we done with wildfires around here?' a 6th-grade student asked me in 2015 as we sat around a campfire one wet September day and discussed our most recent summer of wildfires. As a fire ecologist for the UW and a full-time resident of a small community in eastern Washington, I hesitated," writes Susan Prichard.
Prichard.Susan  School:Environmental&Forest.Sciences  College:Environment  Fortune  !UWitM  2017  wildfire 
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3 million Americans carry loaded handguns with them every single day, study finds | The Washington Post
Roughly 3 million Americans carry loaded handguns with them every day, primarily for protection, according to a new analysis of a national survey of gun owners by the UW. Dr. Ali Rowhani-Rahbar, UW epidemiology professor, is quoted.
Rowhani-Rahbar.Ali  !UWitM  2017  Department:Epidemiology  School:Public.Health  Washington.Post  UW:Medicine  guns 
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Pollution linked to 9 million deaths worldwide in 2015, study says | CNN
In 2015, nearly one in six deaths, an estimated nine million worldwide, was related to pollution in some form. Data from the UW's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation is referenced.
CNN  !UWitM  2017  Institute.Health.Metrics&Evaluation  UW:Medicine  School:Public.Health 
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Study links pollution to millions of deaths worldwide | The New York Times
Pollution is killing millions of people worldwide, mostly through the diseases it causes including heart conditions, strokes and lung cancer, according to a large international study. Data from the UW's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation was used.
Institute.Health.Metrics&Evaluation  School:Public.Health  UW:Medicine  !UWitM  2017  Reuters  New.York.Times 
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Pollution kills more people than all wars and violence | NY Daily News
Environmental pollution — from filthy air to contaminated water — is killing more people every year than all war and violence in the world. Data from the UW's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation was used for the study. [This AP story appeared in several outlets]
Institute.Health.Metrics&Evaluation  UW:Medicine  School:Public.Health  NY.Daily.News  !UWitM  2017  AP 
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Pollution linked to one in six deaths worldwide — and threatens 'survival of human societies' | CNBC
Pollution kills at least 9 million people every year and "threatens the continuing survival of human societies," according to research from a new landmark study. The research used data from the Global Burden of Disease Study from the UW's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation.
Institute.Health.Metrics&Evaluation  CNBC  !UWitM  2017  UW:Medicine  School:Public.Health 
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Are we taking earthquakes seriously in Washington? | yakimaherald.com
It’s estimated at least a million Washingtonians crawled under desks, quickly left buildings or practiced other precautions as part of a statewide earthquake drill on Thursday. Renate Hartog, a research scientist with the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network at the UW, is quoted.
College:Environment  PNSN  Hartog.Renate  !UWitM  2017  earthquakes  Yakima.Herald 
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Pollution is killing 50,000 people in the UK every year | HuffPost UK
Pollution is killing 50,000 people a year in the UK, a report in the Lancet has found. The research, conducted by about 40 international scientists, used data from the Global Burden of Disease study from the UW's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation.
Huffington.Post  !UWitM  2017  Institute.Health.Metrics&Evaluation  UW:Medicine  School:Public.Health 
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Seattle's growth shows Amazon's HQ2 will be a mixed blessing | TheHill
The cities that are vying to host Amazon’s next big campus should be careful what they wish for. Tracey Seslen, senior lecturer of business at the UW, is quoted.
Seslen.Tracey  Foster.School.Business  !UWitM  2017  amazon  The.Hill 
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