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Google's Nest is getting into digital health now | International Business Times
Digital health platforms are all the rage these days, with tech companies large and small increasingly focusing on the opportunity, hoping to leverage data while launching new products intended to help us live healthier lives. Senosis Health, a UW startup, is mentioned.
startup  !UWitM  2018  College:Engineering  International.Business.Times  natl 
28 days ago by uwnews
Industrial beef, farmed catfish worst foods for environmental impact, study finds | International Business Times
Not all foods are created equal, especially when it comes to the environmental impact of meat production. Ray Hilborn, a UW professor in the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences and lead author of a new study on the environmental cost of animal protein, is quoted.
Hilborn.Ray  !UWitM  2018  natl  International.Business.Times  College:Environment  School:Aquatic&FisheriesSciences 
june 2018 by uwnews
'Arab Andy' arrested for University Of Washington TTS bomb threat hoax | International Business Times
"Arab Andy," a YouTuber who is known for pulling pranks and livestreaming them on YouTube and other online mediums, was arrested Thursday after he planned a fake bomb scare at the University of Washington.
!UWitM  2018  International.Business.Times  natl  Police 
june 2018 by uwnews
Wrong axial tilt can freeze Earth-like planets even within the 'Goldilocks Zone' | International Business Times
A planet's tilt and orbital dynamics play just as important a role as distance from the star, says a new research carried out at the University of Washington.
International.Business.Times  !UWitM  2018  natl  Department:Astronomy  College:Arts&Sciences 
may 2018 by uwnews
Decaying tooth? Researchers invent painless way to grow back enamel | International Business Times
Researchers have developed a new treatment to treat tooth cavities after studying amelogenin — a protein responsible for the development of enamel. Deniz Yucesoy, doctoral student in materials science and engineering at the UW, is quoted.
students  !UWitM  2018  International.Business.Times  College:Engineering  Department:Materials.Science&Engineering  natl 
april 2018 by uwnews
Bowhead whales compose jazz style songs to woo partners, study finds | International Business Times
Bowhead whales, predominantly Arctic species, can compose a vast repertoire of song during their breeding season in order to woo partners, a study conducted by the University of Washington revealed. Kate Stafford, a UW oceanographer, is quoted.
International.Business.Times  !UWitM  2018  natl  Stafford.Kate  Applied.Physics.Laboratory  College:Environment  School:Oceanography 
april 2018 by uwnews
Life on alien planets? Earth’s mild climate history hints at possibility | International Business Times
A new study presented by a group of researchers at University of Washington hints at a more moderate climatic history for our planet. David Catling, a UW professor of Earth and space sciences, and Joshua Krissansen-Totton, a UW doctoral student in Earth and space sciences, are quoted.
Krissansen-Totton.Joshua  Catling.David  Department:Earth&Space.Sciences  College:Environment  !UWitM  2018  International.Business.Times  natl 
april 2018 by uwnews
Deep-sea anglerfish caught mating in incredibly rare video | International Busienss Times
Thanks to an incredibly rare video captured by wildlife filmmakers Kirsten and Joachim Jakobsen and reported by Science Magazine, we know a little more about the anglerfish, particularly how it mates. Ted Pietsch, a professor of aquatic and fishery science at the UW, is quoted.
International.Business.Times  !UWitM  2018  natl  Pietsch.Ted  School:Aquatic&FisheriesSciences  College:Environment 
march 2018 by uwnews
Smart mosquitoes? Bloodsuckers can learn to avoid people who swat them | International Business Times
Researchers from University of Washington have now found that mosquitoes can learn to avoid going near individuals who tried to swat them earlier. Jeffrey Riffell, associate professor of biology at the UW, is quoted.
Riffell.Jeffrey  !UWitM  2018  International.Business.Times  Department:Biology  College:Arts&Sciences  natl 
january 2018 by uwnews
This is how the deepest living fish survives in pressures akin to an elephant standing on your thumb | International Business Times
How does the deepest-living fish in the ocean survive 8km below the surface in pressures equivalent to an elephant standing on your thumb? It uses its body filled with watery goo, according to Mackenzie Gerringer, a deep-sea ecologist from the University of Washington.
Gerringer.Mackenzie  !UWitM  2018  natl  College:Environment  Friday.Harbor.Labs  International.Business.Times 
january 2018 by uwnews
Supermassive black hole binary photobombs Andromeda galaxy, tightest pair ever seen | International Business Times
While looking for an unusual star in the nearby Andromeda galaxy, astronomers instead found a pair of supermassive black holes. Emily Levesque, assistant professor of astronomy at the UW, and UW graduate students Trevor Dorn-Wallenstein and John Ruan are quoted.
Ruan.  Dorn-Wallenstein.Trevor  International.Business.Times  !UWitM  2017  Levesque.Emily  College:Arts&Sciences  Department:Astronomy 
december 2017 by uwnews
Deepest fish ever: Mariana snailfish caught at depth of 8,000 meters | International Business Times
Scientists at the UW have discovered and named the deepest-living fish in the ocean. Mackenzie Gerringer, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Washington's Friday Harbor Laboratories, is quoted.
Gerringer.Mackenzie  Friday.Harbor.Labs  College:Environment  !UWitM  2017  International.Business.Times  Summers.Adam 
november 2017 by uwnews
Dozens of polar bears feast on whale carcass in unusual group behavior | International Business Times
As climate change continues to cause a reduction in Arctic sea ice and overall ice cover in the polar region, the already threatened polar bears are beginning to display highly unusual behavior. Eric Regehr, a quantitative biologist at the UW's Applied Physics Laboratory, is quoted.
Regehr.Eric  Applied.Physics.Laboratory  !UWitM  2017  International.Business.Times  College:Environment 
november 2017 by uwnews
Zwicky Transient Facility telescope, with 576-megapixel camera, sees 'first light' | International Business Times
A group of scientists from California Institute of Technology and the University of Washington has modified an old telescope to create a powerful tool capable of capturing high-definition images of the Northern sky every night and discovering violent cosmic events as they happen.
International.Business.Times  !UWitM  2017  Department:Astronomy  College:Arts&Sciences 
november 2017 by uwnews
New wearable fabric can store data without using electricity, internet | International Business Times
A new technology may make your clothes part of the internet of things network. However, unlike other IoT devices, these smart fabrics —
developed at the UW — aren’t dependent on electricity.
International.Business.Times  !UWitM  2017  College:Engineering  Allen.School 
november 2017 by uwnews
Is fast charging possible for electric cars? | Yahoo! News
Researchers at the University of Washington have provided a solution for cheaper and faster charging for electric cars in a paper published Monday. Peter Pauzauskie, UW assistant professor of material science and engineering, is quoted.
Department:Materials.Science&Engineering  College:Engineering  Pauzauskie.Peter  !UWitM  2017  Yahoo.News  International.Business.Times 
july 2017 by uwnews
How will drone deliveries work? | Yahoo! News
Drones are slowly but steadily becoming mainstream with its increasing use by the military and enthusiasts alike. However, the commercial usage of drones for business-to-customer operations is what will actually make them common. Research on drone deliveries from the UW is referenced.
Yahoo.News  Goodchild.Anne  College:Engineering  Department:Civil&Environmental.Engineering  !UWitM  2017  International.Business.Times 
july 2017 by uwnews
Polar bears are threatened by global warming — should subsistence harvest be allowed to continue? | International Business Times
Polar bears are not the only ones hit by climate change in the Arctic Ocean. Human communities that have lived there for thousands of years are also facing significant challenges. Eric Regehr, a researchers with the UW's Applied Physics Laboratory, is quoted.
Regehr.Eric  Applied.Physics.Laboratory  !UWitM  2017  Arctic.sea.ice  Climate.Change  International.Business.Times 
march 2017 by uwnews
NASA looks to Archean Era Earth for clues to what lies beneath exoplanets' hazy atmosphere | International Business Times
Scientists have started looking for exoplanet clues right here on Earth, during the Archean era. Collaborator Victoria Meadows, astronomy professor and principal investigator for the Virtual Planetary Laboratory based at the UW, is quoted.
International.Business.Times  !UWitM  2017  Meadows.Victoria  Virtual.Planetary.Laboratory  Department:Astronomy  exoplanets 
february 2017 by uwnews
New lizard species from dinosaur era discovered in Montana, with closest relatives in Mongolia | International Business Times
Two nearly complete fossil skeletons found in the Egg Mountain area of Montana by UW paleontologists have been identified as belonging to a previously unknown lizard species that lived about 75 million years ago, at a time when dinosaurs still lorded over Earth.
International.Business.Times  !UWitM  2017  Burke.Museum  Department:Biology  DeMar.David 
january 2017 by uwnews
Beluga whales: Loss of Arctic sea ice due to climate change disrupts migration patterns | International Business Times
Some beluga whales are delaying their return to more southerly seas for winter by more than a month, according to a new UW study. Donna Hauser, a postdoctoral researcher at the UW's Polar Science Center, is quoted.
International.Business.Times  !UWitM  2017  Hauser.Donna  Polar.science  College:Environment  Arctic.sea.ice 
january 2017 by uwnews
Is playing video games good for you? Depression may be better treated by mental health app, study says | International Business Times
Contrary to popular belief, video games might actually be beneficial for mental health. A joint study by the University of Washington and the University of California San Francisco found that people responded better to treatment through a mobile game than to traditional in-person therapy.
Arean.Patricia  Department:Psychiatry&Behavioral.Sciences  !UWitM  2017  International.Business.Times  UW:Medicine 
january 2017 by uwnews
Suburban development affecting songbirds’ reproduction ability, study finds | International Business Times
The spread and development of suburban sprawls is affecting songbirds' ability to reproduce successfully, a UW study found. John Marzluff, professor of environmental and forest sciences at the UW, is quoted.
Marzluff.John  International.Business.Times  !UWitM  2017  School:Environmental&Forest.Sciences  College:Environment 
january 2017 by uwnews
Deep-sea creatures: Rare video footage of newly discovered hydrothermal vents in Mariana trench | International Business Times
Scientists are poring over videos of hydrothermal vents to see how many new species they can spot. David Butterfield, senior research scientist at UW's Joint Institute for the Study of Atmosphere and Ocean, is mentioned.
Butterfield.David  !UWitM  2016  International.Business.Times  College:Environment  JISAO 
december 2016 by uwnews
Underwater volcano eruption observed in real time helps understand geological phenomenon | International Business Times
About 75 percent of the planet’s annual magma outflow comes from volcanoes that are underwater. When Axial Seamount erupted, it provided scientists new opportunities to study volcanism. William Wilcock, a marine geophysicist in the UW's School of Oceanography, is quoted.
Wilcock.William  !UWitM  2016  School:Oceanography  College:Environment  International.Business.Times 
december 2016 by uwnews
Dental tumor found in 255-million-year-old mammalian fossil from Tanzania | International Business Times
Paleontologists from the University of Washington studying the mandibles of a gorgonopsian fossil found it suffered from a compound odontoma.
International.Business.Times  !UWitM  2016  College:Arts&Sciences  Department:Biology  Burke.Museum 
december 2016 by uwnews
Regeneration: Humans have the ability to grow back limbs | International Business Times
Humans could one day regrow their own limbs, we just need to work out the regeneration genes we need to do so, scientists have said. Billie Swalla, professor of biology at UW's Friday Harbor Laboratories, is quoted.
Swalla.Billie  !UWitM  2016  International.Business.Times  Department:Biology  Friday.Harbor.Labs 
november 2016 by uwnews
Elephant poaching: Most ivory being sold came from recently killed tuskers, research shows | International Business Times
A new study has found that about 90 percent of the specimens had been taken from elephants that had died less than three years before the seizures were made. Sam Wasser, professor of biology at the UW, is mentioned.
Wasser.Sam  !UWitM  2016  International.Business.Times  Center.Conservation.Biology 
november 2016 by uwnews
Are Uber and Lyft drivers racist? Study finds discrimination against passengers with 'African American-sounding' names | International Business Times
Your name — and associated ethnic or racial background — may determine whether your Uber or Lyft driver cancels the ride, and how long you’ll wait, a study released Monday found. UW researchers were involved in the study.
MacKenzie.Don  !UWitM  2016  International.Business.Times  College:Engineering  Department:Civil&Environmental.Engineering  uber.research 
november 2016 by uwnews
Drake and Rihanna's open relationship: Do polygamous arrangements actually work? | International Business Times
One in five Americans have been in a non-monogamous relationship at some point in their lives, according to an April 2016 study. David Barash, a professor of psychology at the UW who wasn't involved with the study, is quoted.
International.Business.Times  !UWitM  2016  Barash.David  Department:Psychology 
october 2016 by uwnews
Climate change: Westerly winds in Central Asia have blown in similar patterns for 42 million years | IB Times
A UW analysis of rocks and dust near the Tibetan Plateau reveals persistence of winds to climate change. Alexis Licht, assistant professor of Earth and space sciences at the UW, is quoted.
International.Business.Times  College:Environment  Department:Earth&Space.Sciences  !UWitM  2016  Licht.Alexis 
september 2016 by uwnews
New T. rex found in Montana: What will fossils tell paleontologists about the Tyrannosaurus rex? | International Business Times
A Tyrannosaurus rex fossil has been discovered in Montana by paleontologists with the UW's Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture.
International.Business.Times  !UWitM  2016  Burke.Museum 
august 2016 by uwnews
Fish urine essential for survival, growth of coral reefs, new study finds | International Business Times
A new UW study shows fishing in the Caribbean coral reefs reduces the amount of key nutrients in the water by nearly half, endangering the ecosystem. Jacob Allgeier, a postdoctoral researcher of aquatic and fishery sciences at the UW, is quoted.
!UWitM  2016  College:Environment  Allgeier.Jacob  School:Aquatic&FisheriesSciences  International.Business.Times 
august 2016 by uwnews

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