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December 17, 1996

Wasps aren’t automatons; they have individuality, says UW researcher

Certain wasps may be far from the simplistic automatons — blindly doing the same tasks day after day throughout their lives — that most people picture when they think of insects.

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December 15, 1996

Methane deep in ocean crust could feed chemical-hungry microorganisms

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Evidence is surfacing that searing temperatures and crushing pressures are creating a storehouse of nutrients needed by microorganisms living at the seafloor and, possibly, deep within the earth’s crust.

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December 11, 1996

The numbers game: UW psychologist’s urban ardor leads to a better way of rating North America’s cities

Geoff Loftus, a University of Washington psychology professor, is the person behind a revised rating system that ranks Orange County as the best place to live, according to the 1996 edition of the “Places Rated Almanac: Your Guide to Finding the Best Places to Live in North America,” which is being released tomorrow (Wednesday).

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December 10, 1996

Research crosses continents, disciplines and generations

It had been a frustrating computer search for Vicki Schroeder, a geophysics graduate student at the University of Washington.

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December 9, 1996

Lightning research is charged with finding a rain gauge in space

Lightning research was once the stepchild of atmospheric science because of the belief that it had no connection with climate study. Now, thanks to new research at the University of Washington in Seattle, and to recent data from NASA’s space-based lightning detector, scientists believe that lightning frequency might be a reliable surrogate for tracking precipitation in those regions where direct, ground measurements are not possible.

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December 3, 1996

Removing brain chemical helps reduce body fat in genetically obese mice

Mice with a mutation that makes them grossly overweight can be induced to be only pleasingly plump, if they are genetically engineered to lack a certain neurotransmitter.

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November 27, 1996

Rwandan civil war isn’t just a conflict half way around the world: UW students, staff plan Tuesday benefit concert to aid former student

A group of University of Washington students and staff is coming to the aid of a former UW student living under the constant threat of death in the war-torn African nation of Rwanda.

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November 26, 1996

Health Source: Medical News from the University of Washington

Medical News from the University of Washington

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November 25, 1996

UW and Siemens develop diagnostic breakthrough with new programmable ultrasound imaging technology

A powerful new technology that allows ultrasound medical imaging systems for the first time to be programmed for multiple diagnostic applications was unveiled today by collaborating engineers from Siemens Ultrasound and the University of Washington.

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November 22, 1996

APEC unveils Internet-based “Education Network,” and launches its inaugural project

U.S. Secretary of State Warren Christopher and Philippine Foreign Minister Domingo Siazon today announced both the creation of the APEC Education Network, an Internet based network linking all 18 APEC economies, and the launch of its first collaborative scientific project on integrated coastal management.

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