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Flexible ‘skin’ can help robots, prosthetics perform everyday tasks by sensing shear force

Flexible ‘skin’ can help robots, prosthetics perform everyday tasks by sensing shear force

UW and UCLA engineers have developed a flexible sensor “skin” that can be stretched over any part of a robot’s body or prosthetic to accurately convey information about shear forces and vibration, which are critical to tasks ranging from cooking an egg to dismantling a bomb.

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How immigration policies can polarize public discourse

How immigration policies can polarize public discourse

To René D. Flores, an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Washington, Twitter is a trove of insight into people’s beliefs and their willingness to express them.

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In Seattle, cost of meeting basic needs up $30K in a decade

In Seattle, cost of meeting basic needs up $30K in a decade

A Seattle family of four must bring in $75,000 annually to pay for basic housing, food, transportation and health and child care – an increase of 62 percent since 2006, based on a new report from the University of Washington.

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Study: Win-win for spotted owls, forest management

Study: Win-win for spotted owls, forest management

Remote sensing technology has detected what could be a win for both spotted owls and forestry management, according to a study led by the University of California, Davis, the USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Research Station and the University of Washington.

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Following a successful kidney transplant, Wade Washington resolved to become a transplant surgeon himself. Now he’s pursuing that dream at the UW.

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