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2014-10-15 16:30:20

Seattle Orthopaedic Surgeon to Serve Leading Foot and Ankle Society ROSEMONT, Ill., Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bruce J. Sangeorzan, MD, professor of orthopaedics and sports medicine at the University of Washington, Seattle, has been named president of the 2,100-member American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS). In addition to leading the Society as president, Sangeorzan will also serve on the board of directors of the Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Foundation....

2014-09-26 08:20:45

SEATTLE, Sept. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the University of Washington Foster School of Business announced Alaska Airlines as the naming sponsor of its annual Environmental Innovation Challenge. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140926/148574 In the Environmental Innovation Challenge, approaching its seventh year, student teams must define an environmental problem, develop a solution, produce a prototype, and create a business summary that demonstrates the...

Zhada Basin
2014-09-24 03:00:00

Vince Stricherz, University of Washington The Tibetan Plateau in south-central Asia, because of its size, elevation and impact on climate, is one of the world’s greatest geological oddities. At about 960,000 square miles it covers slightly more land area than Alaska, Texas and California combined, and its elevation is on the same scale as Mount Rainier in the Cascade Range of Washington state. Because it rises so high into the atmosphere, it helps bring monsoons over India and other...

SideSwipe system
2014-09-22 03:00:45

Michelle Ma, University of Washington With almost all of the U.S. population armed with cellphones – and close to 80 percent carrying a smartphone – mobile phones have become second-nature for most people. What’s coming next, say University of Washington researchers, is the ability to interact with our devices not just with touchscreens, but through gestures in the space around the phone. Some smartphones are starting to incorporate 3-D gesture sensing based on cameras, for...

women in stem
2014-09-03 03:45:50

Sandra Leander, Arizona State University Identifying forces behind inequities important next step Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields are traditionally heavily dominated by males, which is of great concern to universities as they try to improve student retention and achievement. One exception to that trend is in the field of biology. Of undergraduate biology majors, more than 60 percent are female, and about half of biosciences graduate students are women....

2014-09-02 23:01:09

New event series features meaningful discussions with local and national experts about vital issues impacting our region and its people. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) September 02, 2014 The Seattle Times is launching an event series, LiveWire – Conversations that Spark Insight, kicking off with “The Case for Early Learning,” on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 6:30 p.m. at the Microsoft Conference Center in Redmond. The Seattle Times LiveWire is a new event series that features meaningful discussion...

mollusk shell
2014-08-11 03:30:14

Hannah Hickey, University of Washington The planet’s largest and most powerful driver of climate changes from one year to the next, the El Niño Southern Oscillation in the tropical Pacific Ocean, was widely thought to have been weaker in ancient times because of a different configuration of the Earth’s orbit. But scientists analyzing 25-foot piles of ancient shells have found that the El Niños 10,000 years ago were as strong and frequent as the ones we experience today. The...

low-oxygen zone
2014-08-11 03:00:40

Hannah Hickey, University of Washington As the complex story of climate change unfolds, many of the endings are grim. But there are exceptions. Predictions that the lowest-oxygen environments in the ocean would get worse may not come to pass. Instead, University of Washington research shows climate change, as it weakens the trade winds, could shrink the size of these extreme low-oxygen waters. "The tropics should actually get better oxygenated as the climate warms up," said Curtis...

internet wireless router
2014-08-06 03:00:16

Michelle Ma, University of Washington Imagine a world in which your wristwatch or other wearable device communicates directly with your online profiles, storing information about your daily activities where you can best access it – all without requiring batteries. Or, battery-free sensors embedded around your home could track minute-by-minute temperature changes and send that information to your thermostat to help conserve energy. This not-so-distant “Internet of Things” reality...

sea ice off alaska
2014-07-31 03:00:56

Hannah Hickey, University of Washington As the climate warms and sea ice retreats, the North is changing. An ice-covered expanse now has a season of increasingly open water that is predicted to extend across the whole Arctic Ocean before the middle of this century. Storms thus have the potential to create Arctic swell – huge waves that could add a new and unpredictable element to the region. A University of Washington researcher made the first study of waves in the middle of the...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.