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Book explains astrobiology for a general audience

David Catling’s new book, part of an Oxford University Press series, aims to explain astrobiology to a general audience.

‘Spooky action’ builds a wormhole between ‘entangled’ particles

New research indicates that a phenomenon called “quantum entanglement” could be intrinsically linked with the creation of wormholes.

A shot in the dark: Detector at UW on the hunt for dark matter

Physicists are using a detector at the UW to search for a particle called an axion, which would be the first physical evidence of the universe’s dark matter.

Crashing rockets could lead to novel sample-return technology

This year, in an annual trek to the Nevada desert, UW students deliberately launched rockets from altitude directly into a dry lakebed. These were early tests of a concept that eventually could be used to collect and return samples from an erupting volcano, a melting nuclear reactor or even an asteroid in space.

Much of rural India still waits for electricity

Columnist: Crowdfund UW computer-science expansion

Survey asks, ‘How do you use campus spaces?’

A new online survey will help develop a Campus Landscape Framework, a step toward updating the campus master plan.

UW female professors building a culture for engineering

Federal shutdown could hamper quake response

Should we care if companies use data for advertising?

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