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A Welcome Disappearing Act

In recent years, popular Web-based applications such as Hotmail, Facebook and Google Docs have opened up new ways to work, communicate and socialize. But these "cloud computing" services also can erode individual users' control of their own words and data.
Contact Lenses

See Change in Contact Lenses

A UW team hopes to build contacts that can create virtual displays, visible only to the wearer, with words, images and data projected into the air. Read more.

Record Grant Award

UW is slated to receive its largest-ever federal award—$126 million over 5 years—to connect the ocean to the Internet. Read more.
Green plug

Green Energy Branches Out

Researchers at MIT discovered electrical currents in trees last year, and now a UW team has built an electronic circuit that runs on tree power. Read more.