August 12, 1998
Eastern Washington outranks Texas for above-normal July heat
There’s no denying July was unbearably, deadly hot in Texas. But when it came to higher-than-normal mercury readings, Eastern Washington ranked well ahead of most of the Southwest.
UW scientists discover a gene that causes deafness and dizziness in mice
August 10, 1998
Transatlantic crossing attempt by Aerosonde miniature autonomous aircraft moving ahead with new itinerary
Aviation authorities from the United Kingdom have given final regulatory approval to The Insitu Group of Bingen, Wash., and the University of Washington to attempt the first transatlantic crossing by an autonomous aircraft.
July 30, 1998
Mentoring curriculum shares lessons from award-winning UW program
As the gap widens between industry’s demand for a diverse, well-trained work force and the available labor supply, mentoring is becoming an increasingly important bridge to success for women pursuing science and engineering careers.
July 24, 1998
Project Astro enters second year of stargazing for K-12 students
University of Washington astronomers, with an assist from local amateur astronomical societies, are preparing to head into Puget Sound-area schools for the second year to bring hands-on science experience to K-12 students.
July 23, 1998
Surgical Dynamics endows spine-research chair at UW School of Medicine
Surgical Dynamics today announced that it will establish the Surgical Dynamics Endowed Chair for Spine Research at the University of Washington School of Medicine.
July 18, 1998
First time ever retrieval of “black smokers” from ocean floor reveals one of Earth’s strangest and most enigmatic ecosystems
Unusual sulfide structures shed light on origins of life on earth and possibility of life on other planetary bodies
Brief scientific background on sulfide chimneys (black smokers)
Sulfide chimneys are pinnacle-shaped structures that form when super-heated seawater, richly charged with metals and volcanic gases, rises into the bitterly cold deep ocean from hot regions below the seafloor.
UW ocean engineers design unique tools, adapt equipment for seafloor quest
Both specially designed apparatus and off-the-shelf equipment – including three women’s regulation softballs – were part of a suite of devices used successfully to cage and lift four sulfide chimneys from the seafloor off the coast of Washington and British Columbia.
July 17, 1998
UW proposes budget to prepare students for the future
The University of Washington Board of Regents today approved a budget request for 1999 to 2001 that would allow the University to transform education, building on the strengths and quality of its human resources.« Previous Page Next Page »