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2013-07-20 23:02:28

Rio Salado College has partnered with the University of Washington (UW) to offer a new, low-cost online bachelor's degree completion program in early childhood education. Tempe, AZ (PRWEB) July 20, 2013 Rio Salado College has partnered with the University of Washington (UW) to offer a new, low-cost online bachelor's degree completion program in early childhood education. This flexible degree helps students earn the credits they need to qualify for admission to the new UW...

Designing Better Biometric Identification Systems
2013-07-17 05:03:41

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Personal experience and preferences may help explain why fingerprint, eye- and face-recognition technologies have not yet replaced traditional passwords, University of Washington researchers reported on Tuesday in one of the first studies to examine the issue of authentication preferences. Despite their inefficiencies, passwords are still the most common electronic authentication system in use today, protecting everything from our...

Link Between Heart Disease And Low Vitamin D Blood Levels Varies By Race
2013-07-10 16:57:53

University of Washington Low vitamin D blood levels are linked to greater risk of heart disease in whites and Chinese, but not in blacks and Hispanics, according to a study appearing this week in JAMA, a journal published by the American Medical Association. Growing evidence has suggested that low blood levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin are associated with higher risk of developing coronary heart disease among whites. Few of these studies included substantial numbers of people from other...

New Research Challenges 50 Years Of Muscle Knowledge
2013-07-10 10:54:49

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online For the past 50 years, scientists and health professionals have operated with the knowledge that biceps are packed with long ropes of filaments. When the bicep is used to lift a heavy object or flex, these filaments were understood to shorten or contract the muscle and give it its power. A new study from the University of Washington (UW) challenges this notion, saying that while the general idea of filaments contracting is the same,...

2013-07-05 23:03:28

The University of Washington car placed in the top three in five of the eight events at SAE International’s Formula SAE® competition, including capturing first in both Design and Endurance, landing them in First Place Overall after the four-day weekend in Lincoln, Neb. Warrendale, PA (PRWEB) July 05, 2013 The University of Washington car placed in the top three in five of the eight events at SAE International’s Formula SAE® competition, including capturing first in both...

Managing Future Of Colorado River Flows
2013-06-25 13:09:31

University of Washington The Colorado River provides water for more than 30 million people, including those in the fast-growing cities of Las Vegas, Phoenix and Los Angeles. Increasing demand for that water combined with reduced flow and the looming threat of climate change have prompted concern about how to manage the basin’s water in coming decades. In the past five years, scientific studies estimated declines of future flows ranging from 6 percent to 45 percent by 2050. A paper by...

Airborne Gut Action Helps Wild Chili Pepper Seeds
2013-06-24 07:25:08

University of Washington Scientists have long known that seeds gobbled by birds and dispersed across the landscape tend to fare better than those that fall near parent plants where seed-hungry predators and pathogens are more concentrated. Now it turns out it might not just be the trip through the air that's important, but also the inches-long trip through the bird. Seeds from a wild chili pepper plant found in South America, after being eaten and passed through the digestive tract...

Cities And Farms Reroute Animals Seeking Cooler Environments
2013-06-19 09:56:53

University of Washington In spite of considerable human development, the southeastern United States region could provide some of the Western Hemisphere's more heavily used thoroughfares for mammals, birds and amphibians on their way to cooler environments in a warming world, according to new research led by the University of Washington. The region is among half a dozen areas that could experience heavier traffic compared with the average species-movement across the Western Hemisphere in...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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