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How little gray cells process sound: they’re really  a series of computers

How little gray cells process sound: they’re really a series of computers

Posted: November 21, 1997

Individual neurons, or brain cells, do not just relay information from one point to another, according to a group of researchers from across the United States who discussed new insights into the process of hearing at a symposium held last month at the Society for Neuroscience's annual meeting in New Orleans. Instead, they said, each… Read more »


Coping with twins, triplets — and more: UW Medical Center offers special classes for expectant parents

Coping with twins, triplets — and more: UW Medical Center offers special classes for expectant parents

Posted: November 20, 1997

The impact of multiple births on a family is not additive, it's exponential. Few parents are prepared for the enormous emotional, physical and financial demands that accompany this phenomenon. To help couples deal with this huge change in their lives, University of Washington Medical Center hosts "Expecting Multiples," a series of classes for families expecting… Read more »


UW physicist earns highest government award

UW physicist earns highest government award

Posted: November 20, 1997

Experiments to understand single-bubble sonoluminescence -- where a pinpoint of light and extreme temperatures are created inside a tiny bubble when liquids are bombarded with high-pitched sound waves -- have earned the University of Washington's Tom Matula a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. Read more »


New simulator technology to give surgeons ‘feel’ of really operating

New simulator technology to give surgeons ‘feel’ of really operating

Posted: November 19, 1997

Surgical students soon will be able hone their skills with simulators that for the first time present a realistic feel of performing surgery thanks to a research project under way at the University of Washington. The project also could improve patient care by leading to the development of instruments that enhance surgeons' sense of touch. Read more »


Engineer behind Mars Sojourner rover to speak at UW

Engineer behind Mars Sojourner rover to speak at UW

Posted: November 18, 1997

This presentation will cover the highlights of the Mars Pathfinder mission and the design and control of the Sojourner vehicle. It will include pictures taken by the lander and rover, video clips of mission operations, a video containing eight rover movies showing sojourner navigating its way across the Martian surface and a 3-D animated playback… Read more »