The 9th annual Polar Science Weekend will bring polar research, art and an actual ice core to the Pacific Science Center.
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University of Washington computer scientists have built a low-cost gesture recognition system that runs without batteries and lets users control their electronic devices hidden from sight with simple hand movements. The prototype, called “AllSee,” uses existing TV signals as both a power source and the means for detecting a user’s gesture command.
German, Finnish and U.S. scientists have discovered how gas wafting from coniferous trees creates particles that can reflect sunlight or promote formation of clouds.
A three-year survey of whales in the Bering Strait reveals that many species of whales are using the narrow waterway, while shipping and commercial traffic also increase.
Migdal, UW professor of international studies, discusses his latest book, “Shifting Sands: The United States in the Middle East.”
Oceanographers have found that archaea, a type of marine microbe, can produce B-12 vitamins in the ocean.
Angela Day, UW doctoral student in political science, discusses her book, “Red Light to Starboard: Recalling the Exxon Valdez Disaster.”
UW’s Matthew Bush has been selected as one of 126 Sloan Research Fellows for 2014.
Carrying out geoengineering for several decades and then stopping would cause warming at a rate more than double that expected due to global warming.
A recently introduced homebuilding subsidy program in Japan put logs and lumber imported from the U.S. and other countries at a competitive disadvantage.