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Memorial Day events focus on veteran mental health, suicide

Memorial Day events focus on veteran mental health, suicide

For the past three years, a striking visual statement has marked Memorial Day on the University of Washington campus: thousands of miniature flags dotting the HUB lawn.

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Want to help your child succeed in school? Focus on language

Want to help your child succeed in school? Focus on language

A University of Washington-led study finds that a child’s language skills in kindergarten predict his or her performance in other areas, including math and reading, throughout school.

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Forest loss in one part of US can harm trees on the opposite coast

Forest loss in one part of US can harm trees on the opposite coast

Large swaths of U.S. forests are vulnerable to drought, forest fires and disease. Many local impacts of forest loss are well known: drier soils, stronger winds, increased erosion, loss of shade and habitat. But if a whole forest disappears, new research shows, this has ricocheting effects in the atmosphere that can affect vegetation on the other side of the country.

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The first wireless flying robotic insect takes off

The first wireless flying robotic insect takes off

Engineers at the University of Washington have for the first time cut the cord and added a brain, allowing their RoboFly to take its first independent flaps.

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Months after Hurricane Maria, thousands in rural Puerto Rico still lack electricity. In partnership with local communities, UW researchers are working to restore their power.

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