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Crowdsourcing Leads To Faster Learning Among Robots
2014-06-27 14:11:26

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As proven by sites such as Yahoo! Answers or even Wikipedia, crowdsourcing has been shown to be a useful way to amass knowledge or find an answer to a difficult question. Now, researchers at the University of Washington have shown that robots can also use this phenomenon to learn how to complete a task, according to a new study being presented at the 2014 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers International Conference on...

Exhaust Fumes Derail Dinner For Hungry Moths
2014-06-27 03:34:54

Sandra Hines, University of Washington Car and truck exhaust fumes that foul the air for humans also cause problems for pollinators. In new research on how pollinators find flowers when background odors are strong, University of Washington and University of Arizona researchers have found that both natural plant odors and human sources of pollution can conceal the scent of sought-after flowers. When the calories from one feeding of a flower gets you only 15 minutes of flight, as is...

2014-06-27 12:26:33

Study published in Clinical Cancer Research and co-led by Adaptive Biotechnologies and the University of Washington demonstrates clinical utility of Next Generation Immune Profiling SEATTLE, June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Adaptive Biotechnologies today announced results demonstrating enhanced accuracy and sensitivity of clonoSEQ in identifying risk of relapse in patients with B-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (B-ALL), a childhood leukemia, compared to flow cytometry, the current...

2014-06-25 12:36:27

SEATTLE, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Panopto, a leading video platform provider for enterprise and education, today announced its video capture and management software has been selected by University of Washington (UW) for campus-wide deployment, and by the Washington State Board of Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) for statewide deployment across 33 campuses. UW and SBCTC, with 43,000 and nearly 400,000 students, respectively, will use Panopto's video platform to flip...

2014-06-24 09:39:28

University of Washington Measurements taken at the molecular scale have for the first time confirmed a key property that could improve our knowledge of how the heart and lungs function. University of Washington researchers have shown that a favorable electrical property is present in a type of protein found in organs that repeatedly stretch and retract, such as the lungs, heart and arteries. These findings are the first that clearly track this phenomenon, called ferroelectricity,...

Sensor In Eye Could Watch For Glaucoma And Track Pressure Changes
2014-06-17 03:37:51

By Michelle Ma, University of Washington Your eye could someday house its own high-tech information center, tracking important changes and letting you know when it’s time to see an eye doctor. University of Washington engineers have designed a low-power sensor that could be placed permanently in a person’s eye to track hard-to-measure changes in eye pressure. The sensor would be embedded with an artificial lens during cataract surgery and would detect pressure changes...

2014-06-16 08:21:20

Flotation Products To Support New Undersea Research Network BIDDEFORD, Maine and SEATTLE, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DeepWater Buoyancy has been awarded a major contract to supply flotation to the University of Washington's Applied Physics Laboratory for the cabled observatory component of the Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI). The OOI, a project funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), is planned as an integrated infrastructure of science-driven platforms and sensor...

Building A Computer Program That Can Teach Itself Everything
2014-06-13 11:17:11

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While science fiction movies – especially those that predict an apocalyptic future where the machines have taken over – have portrayed computers that can learn and teach about everything as a dangerous tool, researchers at the University of Washington and the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence in Seattle suggest they could help people sift through volumes of information online and access everything there is about a specific...

2014-06-12 08:35:28

Educators use Tableau to support exploration and reasoning while business and IT see significant cost savings with platform SEATTLE, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tableau Software (NYSE: DATA) today announced that the University of Washington (UW) has chosen Tableau to analyze data from multiple departments across the institution and is also using the data analytics platform in the classroom. While students are discovering the importance of data in enriching their learning experience,...

Nanocage Builds Itself From Engineered Components
2014-06-06 03:03:25

By Leila Gray, University of Washington A route for constructing protein nanomachines engineered for specific applications may be closer to reality. Biological systems produce an incredible array of self-assembling, functional protein tools. Some examples of these nanoscale protein materials are scaffolds to anchor cellular activities, molecular motors to drive physiological events, and capsules for delivering viruses into host cells. Scientists inspired by these sophisticated...


Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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