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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...

Fiber-optic Pen Used To See Inside Brains Of Children With Learning Disabilities
2013-06-18 13:09:41

University of Washington For less than $100, University of Washington researchers have designed a computer-interfaced drawing pad that helps scientists see inside the brains of children with learning disabilities while they read and write. The device and research using it to study the brain patterns of children will be presented June 18 at the Organization for Human Brain Mapping meeting in Seattle. A paper describing the tool, developed by the UW´s Center on Human Development and...

2013-06-15 23:03:01

Two University of Washington scientists take the mystery out of KOOZIE's and give scientific proof that a drink KOOZIE will keep your drink cool. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) June 15, 2013 What do you get with two University of Washington scientists and two National Science Foundation Grants? Scientific proof that the famous Koozie can cooler does indeed keep your drink cold. Kustom Koozies, one of the largest national providers of can koozies is pleased to see hard science prove a concept that has...

Brain-Computer Interface Allows Patients To Control Robotic Limbs
2013-06-12 09:56:08

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Electrodes placed on or inside the brain allow patients to interact with computers or control robotic limbs by merely thinking about how to execute those actions, University of Washington researchers reported on Tuesday. The technology could improve the quality of life for people who are paralyzed or lack the ability to speak due to stroke or neurodegenerative disease by allowing them to control a robotic arm or a prosthetic limb...

2013-06-11 23:17:30

Featured Instructors for Alene Moris NEW Leadership Puget Sound Institute Seattle, Washington (PRWEB) June 11, 2013 The Springboard Academy, a Seattle-based professional development company, is one of the featured companies providing quality instruction for the upcoming Alene Moris NEW Leadership Puget Sound Institute, benefiting aspiring women leaders and teaching them about the political process. Springboard Executive Director Margo Myers and Founder Suzanne Keel-Eckmann will be teaching...

Severe African Drought In The 1980s Caused By Northern Pollution
2013-06-07 10:23:40

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In the 1980s, decades of drought in central Africa reached the worst point. This caused Lake Chad, a shallow lake used to water crops in neighboring countries, to dry out almost completely. Initially blamed on overgrazing and bad agricultural practices, the shrinking lake and extended drought have become examples of global warming. A new study from the University of Washington reveals that the drought was cause in part by Northern...

Big Feet Preferred For Karo Batak Women In Indonesia
2013-05-31 05:01:59

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study appearing in the journal Human Nature suggests that a group living in rural Indonesia has a bit of a big foot fetish. Geoff Kushnick, a University of Washington anthropologist, wrote that the Karo Batak men in Indonesia prefer women with big feet. He says that culture helps play a role in deciding what makes a mate attractive, and in the case of Karo Batak people, it´s a foot fetish. The Indonesia group's preference...

Future Abilities In Children With Autism Predicted With Early Brain Responses To Words
2013-05-30 11:38:06

University of Washington The pattern of brain responses to words in 2-year-old children with autism spectrum disorder predicted the youngsters' linguistic, cognitive and adaptive skills at ages 4 and 6, according to a new study. The findings, to be published May 29 in PLOS ONE, are among the first to demonstrate that a brain marker can predict future abilities in children with autism. "We've shown that the brain's indicator of word learning in 2-year-olds already diagnosed with...


Word of the Day
snash
  • To talk saucily.
  • Insolent, opprobrious language; impertinent abuse.
This word is Scots in origin and probably imitative.