Reflected smartphone transmissions enable gesture control

Reflected smartphone transmissions enable gesture control

UW engineers have developed a new form of low-power technology that lets users "train" smartphones to recognize hand gestures.

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Poverty, income inequality on the increase in Washington state

Poverty, income inequality on the increase in Washington state

The number of Washington residents living in poverty jumped by more than 50,000 from 2012 to 2013, according to new census data.

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Join expedition online: UW students help install cabled deep-sea observatory

Join expedition online: UW students help install cabled deep-sea observatory

UW students had a unique experience helping complete the world’s largest deep-ocean observatory of the Washington and Oregon coast.

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World population to keep growing this century, hit 11 billion by 2100

World population to keep growing this century, hit 11 billion by 2100

A study by the UW and the United Nations finds that world population is likely to reach 11 billion by 2100, about 2 billion higher than previous estimates.

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Dwindling waterways challenge desert fish in warming world

Dwindling waterways challenge desert fish in warming world

One of Arizona's largest watersheds is providing a grim snapshot of what could happen in arid areas of the world with climate warming.

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