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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...

2013-06-06 12:22:22

Earns Top Honors for VanDusen Visitor Centre's Green Roof and University of Washington HUB Project SAN FRANCISCO, June 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The San Francisco office of leading global architecture and design firm Perkins+Will, today announced that Managing Director Peter Busby, C.M., AIA, FRAIC, LEED AP, led the design of two projects that won awards this May. The first award highlights his sustainability leadership while the second honors the work he did with a team of designers...

2013-06-04 08:29:31

Completion of New Phase 3.1 Adds to Neighborhood's Reputation as Research Hub SEATTLE, June 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Seattle office of global architecture and design firm Perkins+Will adds to its work on the University of Washington's (UW) School of Medicine with the completion of phase 3.1. The newest phase of the project was designed to complement adjacent phases one and two in the UW complex, integrating an 183,000 square foot research facility of laboratories and offices that...

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...

2013-05-21 08:32:35

EdX continues to grow its network of the world's leading institutions of higher education to meet global demand and increase access to quality education CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- EdX, the not-for-profit online learning initiative composed of the leading global institutions of the xConsortium, today announced another doubling of its university membership with the addition of its first Asian institutions and further expansion in the Ivy League. The xConsortium is...

Amazon River Found To Be A Metabolic Hotspot
2013-05-21 07:12:37

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Amazon rainforest is known as the lungs of the planet because it inhales carbon dioxide and exudes oxygen into the atmosphere. The plants of the forest use the carbon dioxide to promote leafy growth, which eventually falls to the ground and decomposes or washes away from the region´s plentiful rainfall. Until recently, the belief was that most of the rainforest´s carbon floated away on the Amazon River, ending up deep...