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Native American youth launch high-altitude balloons for unique perspective on solar eclipse

Native American youth launch high-altitude balloons for unique perspective on solar eclipse

While many people across the country donned viewing glasses and prepared to watch Monday’s solar eclipse, a group of 100 teenagers from tribes across the Pacific Northwest launched balloons thousands of feet into the air, gaining a novel perspective of the eclipse — and the chance to send meaningful artifacts to the edge of space during a memorable moment in history.

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Scott Allard notes poverty’s changing landscape

Scott Allard notes poverty’s changing landscape

The number of poor people living in America’s suburbs has more than doubled over the last 25 years, with little attention from academics or policymakers, says Scott W. Allard, a professor in the Evans School of Public Policy & Governance, in his new 2017 book “Places in Need: The Changing Geography of Poverty,”

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Using music to covertly track body movements

Using music to covertly track body movements

Researchers at the UW have demonstrated how it is possible to transform a smart device into a surveillance tool that can collect information about the body position and movements of the user, as well as other people in the device’s immediate vicinity.

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Public has rare opportunity to view work on T. rex skull

Public has rare opportunity to view work on T. rex skull

Starting Aug. 12, the public can watch fossil preparation of the UW Burke Museum's Tyrannosaurus rex skull “live.” Over the next several months, Burke paleontologists will carefully remove the rock surrounding the skull, slowly exposing the 66-million-year-old specimen.

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