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Racing to find answers in the ice | The New York Times
Scientists are racing to understand what is happening to the ROss Ice Shelf — and the rest of Antarctica — as the planet warms around it. Eric Steig, professor of Earth and space sciences at the UW, is quoted.
Steig.Eric  !UWitM  2017  New.York.Times  Antarctica  sea.ice  College:Environment  Department:Earth&Space.Sciences 
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Orbit of Earth-size exoplanet TRAPPIST-1h in alien solar system nailed down | Space
The orbits of all seven Earth-size planets in the TRAPPIST-1 system are now known. Astronomers have nailed down the path of TRAPPIST-1h, the outermost planet in the system. Rodrigo Luger, an astronomer at the UW, is quoted.
Luger.Rodrigo  !UWitM  2017  Space  Department:Astronomy  exoplanets 
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A brief history of SETI@Home | The Atlantic
Astronomers deputized early internet users to help find alien civilizations. UW astronomer Woody Sullivan is mentioned.
Sullivan.Woody  !UWitM  2017  Department:Astronomy  The.Atlantic  exoplanets 
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UW study aims to help seniors live longer, healthier | KING 5
Innovation is helping seniors live longer and healthier at home, according to researchers at the University of Washington.
campaign  !UWitM  2017  KING  School:Nursing 
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NASA telescope reveals secrets of TRAPPIST-1 exoplanets | RT Viral
Astronomers from the University of Washington were able to confirm a regular orbital pattern of TRAPPIST-1h using data collected by NASA's Kepler telescope.
Department:Astronomy  !UWitM  2017  RT  exoplanets 
17 hours ago by uwnews
Scientists use music of the spheres to track TRAPPIST-1h planet | GeekWire
An international research team led by a University of Washington astronomer has worked out the intricate dance of seven planets circling an ultracool dwarf star known as TRAPPIST-1, nailing down the coordinates of the outermost world in the process.
Luger.Rodrigo  !UWitM  2017  Department:Astronomy  GeekWire  exoplanets 
17 hours ago by uwnews
A global health scorecard finds US lacking | The New York Times
A new measure of global mortality puts the American ranking so low that it’s “an embarrassment, especially considering the U.S. spends $9,000 per person on health care annually,” said the report’s chief author, Christopher Murray, director of the UW’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
Institute.Health.Metrics&Evaluation  !UWitM  2017  UW:Medicine  Murray.Christopher  New.York.Times 
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Microsoft reportedly wants to use DNA for cloud data storage | Gizmodo
In the not-so-distant future, next time you want to back up your work to Microsoft’s cloud, you might be storing it on a few snippets of DNA. Last July, a team from Microsoft and University of Washington managed to store a record 200 megabytes of data in DNA.
College:Engineering  !UWitM  2017  Gizmodo  DNA  Department:Electrical.Engineering  Allen.School 
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Without a hospital district, Orcas will lose UW Medicine | Islands' Sounder
UW Medicine is planning to bring some new models of care to Orcas Island to support the needs of the community, including telemedicine, which can offer islanders the chance to “see” a specialist in many cases without catching the ferry to the mainland.
Islands.Sounder  !UWitM  2017  UW:Medicine 
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Trouble sleeping? Air pollution may be to blame, study says | Newsweek
Air pollution alone is responsible for 7 million deaths a year, according to the World Health Organization, and now a new study has found that air pollution may be a predictor of poor sleep. Dr. Martha Billings, assistant professor of medicine at the UW, is quoted.
UW:Medicine  !UWitM  2017  Newsweek  Billings.Martha  health  sleep 
17 hours ago by uwnews
What's up with augmented reality contact lenses? | Inverse
In-eye electronics would be a game-changer in more ways than one. Babak Parviz, affiliate professor of electrical engineering at the UW, is featured.
Parviz.Babak  Inverse  !UWitM  2017  Department:Electrical.Engineering  College:Engineering 
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6 years later: Butterfly Garden helps survivors of devastating Joplin, Missouri, tornado heal in nature | AccuWeather
Since May 2014, families of Joplin, Missouri, have found solace in visiting the city’s redesigned green space in Cunningham Park. Kathy Wolf, research social scientist in the UW School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, is quoted.
Wolf.Kathy  !UWitM  2017  AccuWeather  School:Environmental&Forest.Sciences  College:Environment 
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8 ways to get a difficult conversation back on track | Harvard Business Review
Despite our best intentions, conversations can frequently veer into difficult territory, producing frustration, resentment, and wasted time and effort. John Gottman, a UW professor emeritus of psychology, is quoted.
Gottman.John  !UWitM  2017  Department:Psychology  Harvard.Business.Review 
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Seattle is topping one of its famous floating bridges with light rail | Mother Nature Network
Transportation officials with the Seattle metro area's public transit agency are beginning preparations to top one of the iconic pontoon-supported floating bridges with a light rail line. John Stanton, professor of civil engineering at the UW, is quoted.
Stanton.John  !UWitM  2017  Department:Civil&Environmental.Engineering  College:Engineering  Mother.Nature.Network 
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Does dirty air keep you awake? | US News
Air pollution may harm your sleep, new research says. Dr. Martha Billings, assistant professor of medicine at the UW, is quoted.
Billings.Martha  UW:Medicine  !UWitM  2017  sleep  US.News  Health.News 
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After years of planning, California is likely to roll out its earthquake warning system next year | LA Times
California will likely roll out a limited public earthquake early warning system sometime next year, researchers building the network say. The network is being built under the leadership of the U.S. Geological Survey, with development from scientists at Caltech, UC Berkeley, the UW and University of Oregon.
shakealert  !UWitM  2017  Los.Angeles.Times  earthquakes  PNSN 
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Microsoft has a plan to add DNA data storage to its cloud | MIT Technology Review
Based on early research involving the storage of movies and documents in DNA, Microsoft is developing an apparatus that uses biology to replace tape drives, researchers at the company say. Luis Ceze, associate professor of computer science and engineering at the UW, is mentioned.
Allen.School  !UWitM  2017  MIT.Technology.Review  College:Engineering  Ceze.Luis 
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Analysis | Social media helps officials spot public health threats — but only for the rich? | Salon
"If we do not monitor populations of low socioeconomic status, then we cannot adequately address their public health concerns," writes Elaine Nsoesie, assistant professor of global health at the UW. [This article originally appeared in The Conversation]
Salon  !UWitM  2017  The.Conversation  opinion.analysis  Nsoesie.Elaine  Department:Global.Health  Institute.Health.Metrics&Evaluation 
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A black actor in ‘Virginia Woolf’? Not happening, Albee Estate says | The New York Times
A decision by the estate of Edward Albee not to allow a production of “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” to cast a black actor as a blond character is reigniting decades-long debates in the theater world over race, casting and authorial control. Tim Bond, UW professor in the School of Drama, is quoted.
Bond.Tim  !UWitM  2017  New.York.Times  School:Drama 
yesterday by uwnews
Air pollution linked to poor sleep, study finds | The Guardian
Exposure to nitrogen dioxide and airborne particles affects sleep efficiency, a new study says. Dr. Martha Billings, assistant professor of medicine at the UW, is quoted.
Billings.Martha  The.Guardian  !UWitM  2017  UW:Medicine 
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