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.
Two young UW clinical researchers receive grants of $300,000
Two University of Washington faculty members in the Department of Medicine have received Doris Duke Clinical Scientist Awards, the first ever awarded.
UW Medical Center once again ranked among nation’s Best Hospitals
University of Washington Medical Center is again ranked among the top hospitals in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 1998 annual guide to “America’s Best Hospitals,” available on newsstands July 20.
School of Nursing names director of de Tornyay Center on Healthy Aging
The University of Washington School of Nursing has named Dr. Linda Teri director of its de Tornyay Center on Healthy Aging. She will also be a tenured professor in the school’s Department of Psychosocial and Community Health.
July 16, 1998
Trans-Atlantic crossing attempt by Aerosonde aims to prove viability of robotic planes for weather reconnaissance, make aviation history
Following Charles Lindbergh and the Concorde on the well-traveled, trans-Atlantic path to aviation history, researchers next month will attempt the first Atlantic Ocean crossing by an autonomous, civilian aircraft.
First ever retrieval of complete “black smokers” from ocean floor reveals one of Earth’s strangest and most enigmatic ecosystems
Press briefing to announce results of “black smoker” expedition
July 15, 1998
Human Interface Technology Lab’s virtual retinal display wins 1998 Discover magazine Technological Innovation Award
The Human Interface Technology (HIT) Laboratory at the University of Washington has received the 1998 Discover Magazine Award for Technological Innovation in the sight category.« Previous Page Next Page »