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Rain, wind, mountain snow: Stormy Northwest weather continues | KNKX
After an unusually dry and sunny start to the season, fall in the Northwest is getting back to normal. Cliff Mass, professor of atmospheric sciences at the UW, is quoted.
KNKX  !UWitM  2018  regl  weather  wawx  Mass.Cliff  College:Environment  Department:Atmospheric.Sciences 
yesterday
'Living IoT' on board bumblebees | KOMO Radio
Drones are useful but they have their limitations. They can't fly as long as things in nature — such as bumblebees. That's why UW engineers have created a small sensor pack that is light enough for a bee to carry. Vikram Iyer, a doctoral student in electrical and computer engineering, is interviewed.
KOMO  regl  !UWitM  2018  radio  bee.sensors  Iyer.Vikram  College:Engineering  Department:Electrical.Engineering 
yesterday
Researchers design backpacks for bees | KATU
UW engineers have created small sensors that can fit on the backs of bumblebees. They hope to use them to help farmers track crop health.
KATU  !UWitM  2018  video  broll  regl  College:Engineering  bee.sensors 
yesterday
Sleep and school start times | KING 5
When Seattle Public Schools changed their school start times for teens, a UW study found the students got more sleep and their grades improved.
KING  !UWitM  2018  regl  College:Arts&Sciences  Department:Biology 
yesterday
Seattle schools find proof that students benefit from extra sleep | NBC News
A new UW study tied to a later school start in Seattle public schools finds that students were getting more sleep at night, and doing better in both grades and attendance.
NBC.News  !UWitM  2018  natl  de.la.Iglesia.Horacio  College:Arts&Sciences  Department:Biology 
yesterday
These UW bees wear tiny backpacks to help local farmers | KUOW
Bees have plenty enough to do — forage, pollinate, and feed their young. But soon they could be helping farmers in a high-tech way. UW researchers have developed a backpack sensor that’s mounted on bumblebees to collect data on the environment. Vikram Iyer, a doctoral student in electrical and computer engineering, is quoted.
KUOW  regl  !UWitM  2018  bee.sensors  Iyer.Vikram  Department:Electrical.Engineering  College:Engineering 
yesterday
These researchers say this small sensor system can ride on a bumblebee | Forbes
University of Washington engineers have been working on a sensing system small enough to ride on a bumblebee, which the researchers are calling the "living Internet of Things." Vikram Iyer, a doctoral student in electrical and computer engineering, is quoted.
Iyer.Vikram  !UWitM  2018  Forbes  natl  College:Engineering  Allen.School  Department:Electrical.Engineering  bee.sensors 
yesterday
Swarms of sensor-wearing bees could monitor crops better than drones | Vice
To compete with commercial drones in applications like crop monitoring, a team of students and research faculty at the University of Washington strapped sensors onto bumblebees, to create a “living internet of things.”
VICE  Motherboard  !UWitM  2018  bee.sensors  College:Engineering  natl 
yesterday
Trump signs bill that likely keeps early earthquake-warning system on track in Northwest | The Seattle Times
President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed a bipartisan bill into law that will likely keep early earthquake-warning projects in the Pacific Northwest on track. Harold Tobin, the director of PNSN and a University of Washington professor of Earth and space sciences, is quoted.
Tobin.Harold  PNSN  earthquakes  shakealert  !UWitM  2018  Seattle.Times  regl  Department:Earth&Space.Sciences  College:Environment 
yesterday
‘Spam’ bomb threats at schools and businesses nationwide demand Bitcoin ransom payments | GeekWire
A series of what appear to be unfounded bomb threats were made via email to organizations and individuals across the nation Thursday. The UW sent out a campus-wide alert during the incident and after it was concluded to let the community know there was no threat to safety.
uw.alert  !UWitM  2018  regl  GeekWire  Police 
yesterday
Investigators respond to nationwide wave of bomb threats as police say they are ‘NOT considered credible’ | The Washington Post
Authorities across the country said they were responding Thursday to bomb threats made to several locations, though some law enforcement officials were quick to say that these messages were not believed to be credible. The UW's police department is mentioned.
Police  !UWitM  2018  natl  Washington.Post  UW.alert 
yesterday
Study: Average hospital outpatient visit cost approaching $500 | UPI
The average outpatient visitor to a U.S. hospital will pay close to $500, according to a new study from the UW's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. Marcia Weaver, professor of health metrics sciences at the UW, is quoted.
UPI  Institute.Health.Metrics&Evaluation  !UWitM  2018  natl  Weaver.Marcia  Department:Health.Metrics.Sciences 
yesterday
Bomb threats emailed to multiple locations across the country | CNN
Dozens of businesses and institutions across the United States and Canada received email threats Thursday afternoon, prompting evacuations and sweeps of buildings. The UW sent a campus-wide alert out during the incident and after it was concluded to tell the community there was no risk to safety.
CNN  !UWitM  2018  natl  uw.alert 
yesterday
How cute, sensor-filled backpacks for bees can help feed the planet | Inverse
In the latest example of Black Mirror episodes come to life, a group of researchers at the University of Washington are equipping bees with a tiny backpack full of sensors to help farmers grow their crops. Vikram Iyer, a doctoral student in electrical and computer engineering, is quoted.
Iyer.Vikram  College:Engineering  bee.sensors  !UWitM  2018  natl  Inverse  Department:Electrical.Engineering 
yesterday
New sensors mounted to bee 'backpacks' track conditions, crop health | seattlepi.com
UW researchers have developed backpacks for bumblebees to help farmers collect data about their crops. Shyam Gollakota, associate professor of computer science and engineering, and Vikram Iyer, doctoral student in electrical and computer engineering, are quoted.
Gollakota.Shyam  College:Engineering  Allen.School  !UWitM  2018  regl  bee.sensors  seattlepi.com  Iyer.Vikram  Department:Electrical.Engineering 
yesterday
UW designs 'backpack' for bees to help local farmers | KOMO
A team of engineers at the University of Washington have found a new way to collect data using bumblebees. Vikram Iyer, a doctoral student in electrical and computer engineering, is quoted.
College:Engineering  !UWitM  2018  KOMO  Iyer.Vikram  regl  bee.sensors  Department:Electrical.Engineering 
yesterday
Nicole Brodeur: Two wins for women: male contraception and a Supreme Court pass | The Seattle Times
Christmas is 11 days away, but women got a couple of early presents — one from local medical researchers and the other from the highest court in the land. Drs. William Bremner and Stephanie Page, professors of medicine at the UW, are quoted.
Bremner.William  Page.Stephanie  !UWitM  2018  regl  Seattle.Times  UW:Medicine 
yesterday
UW students demand answers from ICE — the old-fashioned way | Crosscut
As questions surrounding the U.S. government’s immigration tactics mount, students at the UW are getting a crash course in demanding answers through the use of one nerdy, old-school tool: the Freedom of Information Act, otherwise known as FOIA. Angelina Snodgrass Godoy, director of the UW’s Center for Human Rights, is quoted. 
Godoy.Angelina  !UWitM  2018  regl  Crosscut  Center.Human.Rights 
yesterday
IoT backpacks on bees prove to be pretty useful | Silicon Republic
Bees and the internet of things seem to be regularly intertwined, with their workhorse-like nature making them great candidates for researching large areas of land. Now, University of Washington researchers are recruiting them again to carry sensors to collect data on the fields they visit. Shyam Gollakota, associate professor of computer science and engineering at the UW, is quoted. [This is the second story in this roundup]
Silicon.Republic  bee.sensors  College:Engineering  Allen.School  Gollakota.Shyam  !UWitM  2018  natl 
yesterday
Relocating beavers to save salmon in Washington | The Atlantic
An industrious but finicky pest could be the key to restoring Washington State’s wetlands and salmon populations. Ben Dittbrenner, a graduate student in environmental and forest sciences at the UW, is quoted.
The.Atlantic  !UWitM  2018  natl  Dittbrenner.Ben  School:Environmental&Forest.Sciences  College:Environment 
2 days ago
No, teenagers are not lazy for sleeping in — and a new Seattle school policy is helping them get the shut-eye they need | The Seattle Times
When Seattle public schools adopted new start times in fall 2017 to give high-school students an extra hour of sleep in the morning, some worried that teenagers would simply use it as an excuse to stay up later. New UW research shows that the policy seems to be working. Horacio de la Iglesia, a UW professor of biology, is quoted.
Seattle.Times  regl  de.la.Iglesia.Horacio  College:Arts&Sciences  Department:Biology  !UWitM  2018 
2 days ago
Scientists outfit bees with wireless sensors to create a 'living IoT platform' | IEEE Spectrum
A research team at the University of Washington has found a way to make bumblebees act like tiny drones. Shyam Gollakota, associate professor of computer science and engineering, and Vikram Iyer, doctoral student in electrical and computer engineering, are quoted.
IEEE  !UWitM  2018  natl  bee.sensors  College:Engineering  Gollakota.Shyam  Iyer.Vikram  Department:Electrical.Engineering  Allen.School 
2 days ago
Students benefit from later school start times | KUOW
A new UW study shows that teens at two Seattle high schools got more sleep when start times were pushed back. Horacio de la Iglesia, a UW professor of biology, is interviewed.
de.la.Iglesia.Horacio  College:Arts&Sciences  Department:Biology  !UWitM  2018  regl  radio  KUOW 
2 days ago
UW engineers create sensors that bumblebees can wear | KUOW
Engineers at the UW think they've figured out a way to replace drones with insects.
KUOW  regl  !UWitM  2018  radio  College:Engineering  bee.sensors 
2 days ago
Pushing back school start times resulted in more sleep for teens | KOMO Radio
The UW's Horacio de la Iglesia, professor of biology, and Gideon Dunster, graduate student in biology, are interviewed about a new study they conducted on the impact of school start times on teens.
radio  KOMO  regl  !UWitM  2018  College:Arts&Sciences  Department:Biology  de.la.Iglesia.Horacio  Dunster.Gideon 
2 days ago
UW study shows teens benefit from later school start times | KIRO 7
After Seattle Public School pushed back start times for middle and high schools, a UW study found students got more sleep and had better grades and attendance. Horacio de la Iglesia, a UW professor of biology, is interviewed.
de.la.Iglesia.Horacio  !UWitM  2018  regl  video  KIRO  College:Arts&Sciences  Department:Biology 
2 days ago
Study: Kids got more sleep after school changed start time | KOMO 4
A new study from the UW found that some Seattle high school students are getting more sleep after start times were pushed back.
KOMO  video  !UWitM  2018  regl  College:Arts&Sciences  Department:Biology 
2 days ago
Impact of late start times for high school students | CBS News
A new UW study suggests many teenagers are not getting enough sleep. The research adds fuel to the argument that school start times should be moved back.
CBS.News  !UWitM  2018  natl  College:Arts&Sciences  Department:Biology  broll 
2 days ago
When will Georgia schools wake up to benefits of later starting times? | Atlanta Journal Constitution
The first bell at a Georgia school sounds at 7 a.m., which requires some teens to board the bus before 6 a.m. Is that too early? Science and probably a few parents would say it is. Horacio de la Iglesia, a UW professor of biology, is quoted.
de.la.Iglesia.Horacio  !UWitM  2018  Atlanta.Journal.Constitution  regl  College:Arts&Sciences  Department:Biology 
2 days ago
What caused the 'Great Dying'? | BBC Sounds
New research from the UW details what caused the mass extinction known at the "Great Dying." Justin Penn, a doctoral student in oceanography, is interviewed. [This story starts at 3:11:58 in this segment]
BBC  !UWitM  2018  Penn.Justin  School:Oceanography  College:Environment  Climate.Change  natl 
2 days ago
Climate change also wiped out life on Earth 252 million years ago | UPI
In addition to detailing the demise of Permian-era life, new UW research can be used to better understand the impacts of warming ocean temperatures on modern species. Justin Penn, a doctoral student in oceanography at the UW, is quoted.
Penn.Justin  !UWitM  2018  School:Oceanography  College:Environment  natl  UPI  Climate.Change 
2 days ago
Starting school later helped Seattle students get more sleep, study shows | KING 5
A new study by the University of Washington found high school students slept an average of 34 minutes more a night when schools started later in the day. Horacio de la Iglesia, professor of biology at the UW, is interviewed.
KING  !UWitM  2018  broll  Department:Biology  College:Arts&Sciences  de.la.Iglesia.Horacio  regl 
2 days ago
High school grades, attendance and sleep improve with later start times | Newsweek
Secondary schools that start at later times in the day allow students to get more sleep without moving their bedtime and are correlated to improved grades and better attendance. The UW's Horacio de la Iglesia, professor of biology, and Gideon Dunster, graduate student in biology, are quoted.
Newsweek  !UWitM  2018  natl  de.la.Iglesia.Horacio  Dunster.Gideon  College:Arts&Sciences  Department:Biology 
2 days ago
Later school start times really do work to help teens get more sleep | NPR
Beginning with the 2016-2017 school year, Seattle Public School moved the official start times for middle and high schools nearly an hour later, from 7:50 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. Researchers at the UW studied the high school students both before and after the start-time change. Horacio de la Iglesia, professor of biology at the UW, is quoted.
NPR  !UWitM  2018  College:Arts&Sciences  Department:Biology  de.la.Iglesia.Horacio  natl 
2 days ago
Later high school start times improve students' grades and attendance | IFLScience
Last year, schools in Seattle shifted their start time by 55 minutes, allowing researchers to study the effects of more sleep on students.
IFL.Science  de.la.Iglesia.Horacio  College:Arts&Sciences  Department:Biology  !UWitM  2018  natl  embed 
2 days ago
Bees that wear tiny sensor-filled backpacks could monitor farms all day long | MIT Technology Review
Roboticists often look to the natural world for inspiration. But what about piggybacking technology onto nature itself? UW engineers have created a sensing system that effectively turns bumblebees into living drones. Shyam Gollakota, associate professor of computer science and engineering at the UW, is quoted.
Gollakota.Shyam  College:Engineering  Allen.School  !UWitM  2018  bee.sensors  MIT.Technology.Review  natl 
2 days ago
In one year, more than a million Washingtonians got unnecessary medical treatment | KUOW
Low-cost, yet wasteful medical procedures cost an estimated $341 million from July 2016 to June 2017, according to a new report by the Washington Health Alliance. Dr. Heather Tick, professor of integrative pain medicine at the UW, is quoted
Tick.Heather  KUOW  regl  !UWitM  2018  UW:Medicine 
2 days ago
Seattle schools started letting students sleep in a little longer — and saw dramatic results | Inquisitr
Students in Seattle schools are sleeping in later than ever before each school day. And their teachers are thrilled with it. A new study from the UW shows improved performance and more sleep among students that had later start times.
Inquisitr  !UWitM  2018  natl  College:Arts&Sciences  Department:Biology  de.la.Iglesia.Horacio 
2 days ago
Bees with sensor backpacks may help farmers monitor crops | Mashable
University of Washington researchers developed tiny sensor backpacks that attach to the back of bumblebees.
Mashable  natl  !UWitM  2018  bee.sensors  College:Engineering 
2 days ago
First direct evidence that later school day really does help teenagers | New Scientist
Pushing back high school start times not only improves the quality of students’ sleep, it also boosts attendance and academic performance, according to a study by UW researchers. Horacio de la Iglesia, professor of biology at the UW, is quoted.
New.Scientist  !UWitM  2018  natl  de.la.Iglesia.Horacio  College:Arts&Sciences  Department:Biology 
2 days ago
Why we might want the school day to start later | The Verge
Starting school later may have helped some students in Seattle get better grades, according to a new UW study.
The.Verge  !UWitM  2018  natl  College:Arts&Sciences  Department:Biology 
2 days ago
Gov. Inslee unveils $675 million plan for state mental health care | MyNorthwest.com
Gov. Jay Inslee’s $675 million dollar proposal for the state’s mental health care system includes hundreds of additional treatment beds for those with mental health issues, investments in existing and new state hospitals and a new teaching hospital in partnership with UW Medicine.
UW:Medicine  !UWitM  2018  KIRO  regl 
2 days ago
Sleeping in Seattle | Cosmos
Starting the school day later means teenagers get more sleep, perform better academically and and in some cases are more punctual, a US study suggests. The UW's Horacio de la Iglesia, professor of biology, and Gideon Dunster, graduate student in biology, are quoted.
Cosmos.Magazine  !UWitM  2018  de.la.Iglesia.Horacio  Dunster.Gideon  Department:Biology  College:Arts&Sciences  natl 
2 days ago
Later school start times make for better grades, study finds | Pacific Standard
A new study reports that the grades of second-year science students in two Seattle high schools increased significantly after the district implemented a new schedule, in which first period began 55 minutes later than before. Horacio de la Iglesia, a professor of biology at the uW, is quoted.
PS.Mag  !UWitM  2018  natl  de.la.Iglesia.Horacio  College:Arts&Sciences  Department:Biology 
2 days ago
Scientists are finally comfortable saying climate change caused deaths and worse weather | Pacific Standard
Typically, the presentations at scientific meetings can feel a bit esoteric for the non-scientists in the room. But at an enormous meeting for Earth and space scientists on Tuesday, in Washington, D.C., some presenters had quite simple messages. Kristie Ebi, a professor of global health and of environmental and occupational health sciences at the UW, is quoted.
PS.Mag  !UWitM  2018  Ebi.Kristie  Department:Global.Health  Department:Environmental&Occupational.Health.Sciences  School:Public.Health  Climate.Change 
2 days ago
5 things to know about the University of Washington master plan | Seattle Met
The Seattle City Council on Monday approved the UW’s plan on how it intends to accommodate an influx of students in the next decade.
Seattle.Met  !UWitM  2018  regl  Campus.Master.Plan 
2 days ago
Starting school later helps teens get more sleep | Discover Magazine
A new study shows high school students got more sleep and did better in school when start times were pushed back. Horacio de la Iglesia, a biology professor at the UW, is quoted.
de.la.Iglesia.Horacio  !UWitM  2018  Department:Biology  College:Arts&Sciences  natl  Discover.Magazine 
2 days ago
UW study: Teens get more sleep, better grades with later start times | MyNorthwest.com
Seattle teenagers are getting more sleep and better grades since they started going to school later in the day, according to a new study by the University of Washington. Horacio de la Iglesia, a UW professor of biology, is quoted.
de.la.Iglesia.Horacio  !UWitM  2018  Department:Biology  College:Arts&Sciences  regl  KIRO 
2 days ago
Backpack-wearing bumblebees could buzz fields, tell farmers how crops are doing | The Seattle Times
Scientists at the UW have equipped bumblebees with tiny sensors that could one day be used to monitor crops on a farm. Shyam Gollakota, associate professor of computer science and engineering, and Vikram Iyer, doctoral student in electrical and computer engineering, are quoted.
RoboFly  bee.sensors  !UWitM  2018  regl  Seattle.Times  Gollakota.Shyam  College:Engineering  Allen.School  Iyer.Vikram  Department:Electrical.Engineering 
2 days ago
Judge block effort to raise wages for restaurant workers in DC | Vox
Voters in Washington, DC, gave restaurant workers a raise in June. But before it could go into effect in October, the city council stepped in and repealed it. The UW minimum wage study is referenced.
Vox  !UWitM  2018  natl  minimum.wage 
2 days ago
Later start time helps Seattle high schoolers sleep more, study shows | KNKX
A growing body of research shows that teenagers benefit when they're allowed to sleep later. The latest study, from the University of Washington and the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, found that students at Roosevelt and Franklin high schools in Seattle got more sleep and better grades after the school district moved the high school start time almost an hour later. Horacio de la Iglesia, a professor of biology at the UW, is quoted.
de.la.Iglesia.Horacio  KNKX  regl  !UWitM  2018  Department:Biology  College:Arts&Sciences 
2 days ago
South Korea is the first East Asian country to legalize medical cannabis | US News
Until recently, South Korea made headlines as one of the most restrictive nations in its regulation of cannabis, and the country today still punishes its citizens not only for recreationally smoking marijuana within the borders of their homeland, but also abroad. Karen Boxx, professor of law at the UW, is quoted.
US.News  natl  !UWitM  2018  School:Law  Boxx.karen  marijuana 
2 days ago
More sleep in Seattle: Later start to school brings kids better grades | US News
Would delaying the start of school help sleep-deprived teens get more of the shut-eye they need? Yes, suggests a Seattle experiment. Horacio de la Iglesia, a professor of biology at the UW, is quoted.
US.News  de.la.Iglesia.Horacio  Department:Biology  !UWitM  2018  College:Arts&Sciences  natl 
2 days ago
Bionic bees with electronic backpacks could replace farm drones | Futurism
Farmers across the globe are using drones to do everything from plant crops to monitor for pests. But drones are energy-intensive — according to UW researcher Shyam Gollakota, most can only fly for about 20 minutes before they need to recharge. Gollakota and colleagues at the UW think they’ve come up with a better alternative. Vikram Iyer, a doctoral student in electrical and computer engineering, is quoted.
Futurism  !UWitM  2018  College:Engineering  bee.sensors  Gollakota.Shyam  Iyer.Vikram  Allen.School  Department:Electrical.Engineering 
2 days ago
Starting school later really does help teens get sleep | The New York Times
Delaying school start times has helped Seattle teenagers get a better night’s sleep. Horacio de la Iglesia, a professor of biology at the UW, is quoted.
de.la.Iglesia.Horacio  New.York.Times  !UWitM  2018  natl  Department:Biology  College:Arts&Sciences 
2 days ago
More sleep in Seattle: Later school start helps kids get zzz | The New York Times
High school students are getting more sleep in Seattle, say scientists studying later school start times. Horacio de la Iglesia, a UW biology professor who led the study, is quoted. [This AP story appeared in dozens of outlets]
de.la.Iglesia.Horacio  New.York.Times  !UWitM  2018  natl  Department:Biology  AP 
2 days ago
Vessel exhaust’s impact on Southern resident killer whales | The Journal of the San Juan Islands
During the peak tourist season, fumes settle over the water like a thick blanket. When a orca surfaces it inhales a deep breath of vessel exhaust and dives back into the deep blue. Samuel Wasser, director of the Center for Conservation Biology, and Deborah Giles, a research biologist at the center, are quoted.
Journal.San.Juans  Giles.Deborah  Wasser.Sam  regl  Center.Conservation.Biology  orcas  College:Arts&Sciences  Department:Biology  College:Environment 
2 days ago
UW testing male birth control on group of Seattle-area couples | MyNorthwest.com
Short of using condoms, getting a vasectomy, or being socially awkward, there have been few contraceptive options for men trying to prevent pregnancy. Now researchers at UW Medicine are testing a new method: a gel that is rubbed into a man's shoulder.
KIRO  regl  !UWitM  2018  UW:Medicine 
2 days ago
Bees with backpack sensors are leaders in their field | The Times
High-tech farms already use mechanical drones to monitor temperature, humidity and crop health but they need a skilled pilot and can fly for only 10 or 20 minutes on one charge.

Researchers at the University of Washington have proposed that bees could carry an array of sensors and collect more detailed data for hours at a time under their own steam.
Times.London  !UWitM  2018  bee.sensors  natl  College:Engineering 
2 days ago
A silent calling: Raised by deaf parents, medical student seeks to serve the underserved | The Spokesman-Review
Raised by two deaf parents, UW medical student Luke Johnson — at the Spokane campus — and a younger brother can hear, but they grew up using only American Sign Language at home.
Spokesman.Review  !UWitM  2018  UW:Medicine  students  Gonzaga.UW.Partnership  regl 
2 days ago
Can solar help safeguard post-hurricane Puerto Rico? | Crosscut
Most Seattle nonprofits that launched relief efforts in response to Hurricane Maria followed the nationwide inclination to address the urgent needs of the island, like sending food, water or medical-aid kits. But that didn't address the need for electricity. A project from the UW is referenced.
Crosscut  !UWitM  2018  regl  campaign  College:Engineering  Clean.Energy.Institute  School:Public.Health  Department:Chemical.Engineering 
2 days ago
University of Washington researchers attach sensors to bumblebees | CNBC
Researchers at the University of Washington have attached sensors to the backs of bumblebees. The sensors monitor temperature, humidity and light intensity as they fly around pollinating plants.
CNBC  !UWitM  2018  natl  bee.sensors  broll  College:Engineering  Iyer.Vikram  Allen.School  Department:Mechanical.Engineering  Department:Electrical.Engineering 
2 days ago
Seattle’s Pure Watercraft set to deliver on electric outboard motors, with a new boost in battery pack | GeekWire
Pure Watercraft came on the boating scene in Seattle several years ago with a plan to revolutionize the way boats are powered by offering an electric motor alternative. Michael Callahan, head coach of men’s rowing at the UW, is quoted.
Callahan.Michael  GeekWire  regl  athletics  !UWitM  2018 
2 days ago
Explaining the extinction of aquatic life in the world’s oceans, millions of years ago | BBC
BBC interviews Curtis Deutsch, associate professor of oceanography at the UW, about a new study he co-authored that shows what caused the "Great Dying" millions of years ago. [His interview starts at 48:15 in this clip]
Deutsch.Curtis  School:Oceanography  College:Environment  !UWitM  2018  natl  BBC  Climate.Change 
3 days ago
Unlike prehistoric creatures, we’ve been warned about climate catastrophe | The Seattle Times
After modeling what seems to have happened to the environment prior to a mass extinction 252 million years ago, scientists at the UW are warning that we all could be heading toward another huge annihilation if humans continue to pump CO2 into the atmosphere. Curtis Deutsch, a UW associate professor of oceanography, is quoted.
Seattle.Times  regl  !UWitM  2018  College:Environment  School:Oceanography  Deutsch.Curtis  Climate.Change 
3 days ago
How rising temperatures suffocated 96 percent of sea life in Earth's biggest extinction | Live Science
The end of the Permian period, around 252 million years ago, was a dire time for life on Earth. Justin Penn, a graduate student in oceanography at the UW, is quoted.
Penn.Justin  Live.Science  !UWitM  2018  natl  College:Environment  School:Oceanography  Climate.Change 
3 days ago
How did the ‘Great Dying’ kill 96 percent of Earth’s ocean-dwelling creatures? | Smithsonian
Some 252 million years ago, an unparalleled mass extinction event transformed Earth into a desolate wasteland. The UW's Justin Penn, a graduate student in oceanography, and Curtis Deutsch, associate professor of oceanography, are quoted.
Smithsonian.Magazine  !UWitM  2018  natl  Penn.Justin  Deutsch.Curtis  College:Environment  School:Oceanography  Climate.Change 
3 days ago
The 'great dying': rapid warming caused largest extinction event ever, report says | The Guardian
Rapid global warming caused the largest extinction event in the Earth’s history, which wiped out the vast majority of marine and terrestrial animals on the planet, scientists have found. The UW's Justin Penn, a graduate student in oceanography, and Curtis Deutsch, associate professor of oceanography, are quoted.
Deutsch.Curtis  College:Environment  !UWitM  2018  School:Oceanography  natl  The.Guardian  Penn.Justin 
3 days ago
Bees with backpacks? Gnat-sized systems turn insects into sensor networks | GeekWire
Shyam Gollakota, an associate professor at the UW’s Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering, and his colleagues have found a way to pack environmental sensors into a backpack small enough for a bumblebee to carry. UW doctoral students Anran Wang (computer science and engineering) and Vikram Iyer (electrical and computer engineering) are quoted.
Gollakota.Shyam  College:Engineering  Allen.School  bee.sensors  !UWitM  2018  regl  GeekWire  Department:Mechanical.Engineering  Iyer.Vikram  Wang.Anran  Fuller.Sawyer  Department:Electrical.Engineering 
3 days ago
The Arctic Ocean has lost 95 percent of its oldest ice — a startling sign of what’s to come | The Washington Post
Over the past three decades of global warming, the oldest and thickest ice in the Arctic has declined by a stunning 95 percent, according the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s annual Arctic Report Card. Axel Schweiger, chair of the UW's Applied Physics Laboratory, is quoted.
Applied.Physics.Laboratory  Polar.Science.Center  !UWitM  2018  natl  Washington.Post  Arctic.sea.ice  Climate.Change 
3 days ago
NASA's IceSat space laser makes height maps of Earth | BBC News
One of the most powerful Earth observation tools ever put in orbit is now gathering data about the planet. Ben Smith, principal physicist at the UW's Applied Physics Laboratory, is quoted.
Applied.Physics.Laboratory  !UWitM  2018  College:Environment  natl  BBC  Smith.Ben 
3 days ago
Bumblebees bearing high-tech backpacks act as a living data collection platform | TechCrunch
There’s lots of research going into tiny drones, but one of the many hard parts is keeping them in the air for any real amount of time. Shyam Gollakota, associate professor of computer science and engineering at the UW, is quoted.
Gollakota.Shyam  !UWitM  2018  natl  Tech.Times  College:Engineering  Allen.School  bee.sensors  Department:Mechanical.Engineering 
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Bees with tiny sensor backpacks could help farmers track crops | Engadget
Farmers can use drones to monitor their fields, but they have their limits when they can rarely fly for more than 20 to 30 minutes at a time. University of Washington researchers might have a smarter way.
College:Engineering  Allen.School  Department:Mechanical.Engineering  !UWitM  2018  natl  bee.sensors 
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Editorial: Bellevue’s GIX grad school is a smart US-China educational partnership | The Seattle Times
"The United States’ escalating tensions with China highlight the value of GIX, the graduate school launched in Bellevue by the University of Washington, Microsoft and Tsinghua University," writes The Seattle Times Editorial Board. Vikram Jandhyala, co-executive director of GIX and UW vice president for innovation strategy, is quoted.
GIX  !UWitM  2018  regl  Jandhyala.Vikram  innovation 
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Scary warming at poles showing up at weird times, places | The New York Times
Scientists are seeing surprising melting in Earth's polar regions at times they don't expect, like winter, and in places they don't expect, like eastern Antarctica. Ben Smith, principal physicist at the UW's Applied Physics Laboratory, is quoted. [This AP story appeared in several outlets]
Smith.Ben  !UWitM  2018  New.York.Times  natl  Applied.Physics.Laboratory  AP 
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Swarms of bionic bees could monitor farms with electronic backpacks | New Atlas
Drones have begun to pitch in around farms by spraying pesticides, helping with pollination and assessing crop health, but they have their limits. A team of UW researchers think they have a solution. The UW's Shyam Gollakota, associate professor of computer science and engineering, and Sawyer Fuller, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, are quoted.
College:Engineering  Fuller.Sawyer  Gollakota.Shyam  !UWitM  2018  natl  New.Atlas  Allen.School  Department:Mechanical.Engineering  bee.sensors 
3 days ago
Seattle named 4th best college city in America | KOMO 4
There are plenty of colleges around the Seattle area, and those that attend school here do so in one of the best college cities in the nation, according to a new list. the UW is mentioned.
KOMO  !UWitM  2018  regl  rankings 
3 days ago
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez reveals Jewish ancestry at Hanukkah event | USA Today
Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez surprised the crowd at a Hanukkah event in New York on Sunday with a revelation that she has Jewish heritage. The Stroum Center for Jewish Studies at the UW is mentioned.
Stroum.Center.Jewish.Studies  Jackson.School.International.Studies  !UWitM  2018  USA.Today  natl 
3 days ago
Inside Inslee's proposed budget: A new, 500-bed mental hospital to replace Western State | KNKX
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is taking the first step toward a plan to help house and treat psychiatric patients who have been involved in the criminal justice system: a new, 500-bed state mental hospital. The plan includes five new psychiatry residency positions at the UW.
KNKX  regl  !UWitM  2018  UW:Medicine  Department:Psychiatry&Behavioral.Sciences 
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Gov. Jay Inslee’s mental health plan focuses on community-based centers | KING 5
Gov. Jay Inslee pitched his plan to address mental health Tuesday, which includes building more community treatment centers, where people can get psychiatric help closer to home. His plan includes a new behavioral health teaching hospital at the UW.
UW:Medicine  Department:Psychiatry&Behavioral.Sciences  !UWitM  2018  regl  KING 
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