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September 5, 2014

California blue whales rebound from whaling; first of their kin to do so

The number of California blue whales has rebounded to near historical levels and, while the number of blue whales struck by ships is likely above allowable U.S. limits, such strikes do not immediately threaten that recovery.

September 4, 2014

Predicting when toxic algae will reach Washington and Oregon coasts

Better understanding of how a deadly algae grows offshore and gets carried to Pacific Northwest beaches has led to a computer model that can predict when the unseen threat will hit local beaches.

September 3, 2014

Changing temperature powers sensors in hard-to-reach places

University of Washington researchers have taken inspiration from a centuries-old clock design and created a power harvester that uses natural fluctuations in temperature and pressure as its power source.

September 2, 2014

Dwindling waterways challenge desert fish in warming world

One of Arizona’s largest watersheds – home to many native species of fish already threatened by extinction – is providing a grim snapshot of what could happen to watersheds and fish in arid areas around the world as climate warming occurs.

August 27, 2014

New smartphone app can detect newborn jaundice in minutes

University of Washington engineers and physicians have developed a smartphone application that checks for jaundice in newborns and can deliver results to parents and pediatricians within minutes.

August 26, 2014

Health Digest: Ebola outbreak, HIV persistence, kids’ sleep routines

UW Health Sciences News Digest: Ebola outbreak, HIV persistence, back-to-school sleep routines

Scientists craft a semiconductor junction only three atoms thick

Scientists have developed what they believe is the thinnest-possible semiconductor, a new class of nanoscale materials made in sheets only three atoms thick.

August 25, 2014

Learning by watching, toddlers show intuitive understanding of probability

UW researchers have found that children as young as 2 intuitively use math concepts to help make sense of their world.

August 21, 2014

Busy midsummer week for UW undergraduate researchers

The popular Summer Undergraduate Research Poster Session allows UW students — and some just arriving — to show off their research.

Cause of global warming hiatus found deep in the Atlantic Ocean

Observations show that the heat absent from the Earth’s surface is plunging deep in the north and south Atlantic Ocean, and is part of a slow, naturally recurring cycle.

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