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Rich Waters Of Puget Sound Supplied By Deep, Turbulent Canyon
2014-04-15 10:32:02

The headwaters for Puget Sound's famously rich waters lie far below the surface, in a submarine canyon that draws nutrient-rich water up from the deep ocean.

acid rain ice cores
2014-04-14 11:18:40

Over four decades ago, acid rain caused by industrial emissions was eradicating fish and dissolving stone monuments in the Eastern US. However, emissions of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide, both of which cause acid rain, dropped significantly after the passing of the Clean Air Act of 1970.

Automated Age-progression Software Shows How A Child Will Age
2014-04-10 14:09:09

It’s a guessing game parents like to ponder: What will my child look like when she grows up? A computer could now answer the question in less than a minute.

2014-04-09 08:29:28

Secures Intellectual Property Rights SEATTLE, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Oricula Therapeutics, LLC, a biotech company uniquely positioned to introduce medications to preserve hearing,

Misinformation Can Spread Like Wildfire On Twitter
2014-03-19 05:40:39

Twitter can be enormously helpful during an emergency, but it can be just as detrimental when misinformation is rapidly spread during a crisis.

Scientists Build Thinnest-possible LEDs To Be Stronger And More Energy Efficient
2014-03-11 08:26:27

University of Washington scientists have built the thinnest-known LED that can be used as a source of light energy in electronics.

Exoplanet Atmospheres
2014-03-05 07:53:33

The holy grail of planetary astronomy is the search for a potentially habitable planet, or even better, one that is shown to already contain life.

Battery-free Technology Brings Gesture Recognition System To Electronics
2014-03-03 09:59:42

University of Washington computer scientists have built a low-cost gesture recognition system that runs without batteries and lets users control their electronic devices hidden from sight with simple hand movements.

when a pine-scented molecule combines with ozone in the surrounding air, some of the free radicals created in the process grab oxygen with unprecedented speed
2014-02-27 06:28:35

A new study from an international group of scientists illuminates the process by which gas wafting from coniferous trees creates particles that can reflect sunlight or promote cloud formation.

UW graduate student Katherine Heal
2014-02-25 06:38:00

The phrase, 'Eat your vitamins,' applies to marine animals just like humans. Many vitamins, including B-12, are elusive in the ocean environment.


Word of the Day
deuteragonist
  • A person in a secondary role, specifically the second most important character (after the protagonist).
The word 'deuteragonist' comes from a Greek word meaning 'an actor of second-class parts'.
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