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August 14, 2013

UW geographer devises a way for China to resolve its ‘immigration’ dilemma

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University of Washington geographer Kam Wing Chan is in China this week, explaining how that country can dismantle its 55-year-old system that limits rural laborers from moving to and settling in cities and qualifying for basic social benefits.

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Earth orbit changes were key to Antarctic warming that ended last ice age

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New ice core research shows that the warming that ended the last ice age in Antarctica began at least 2,000 years earlier than previously thought.

UW garners highest score possible, named again to Green Honor Roll

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The University of Washington has again been named to the Princeton Review’s Green Honor Roll, receiving the highest score possible for the 2012-13 academic year.

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August 13, 2013

Wireless devices go battery-free with new communication technique

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University of Washington engineers have created a new wireless communication system that allows devices to interact with each other without relying on batteries or wires for power.

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August 12, 2013

A chilly epic: Biologist Julia Sidorova’s novel, ‘The Age of Ice’

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Julia Sidorova, research scientist for the UW Department of Pathology, discusses her debut novel, “The Age of Ice.” She’ll be at the Elliot Bay Book Company at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14.

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Progress made in linking some forms of epilepsy to genetics

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Some epilepsy patients who have both seizures and speech abnormalities share something else in common — mutations on the same gene.

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August 8, 2013

Ocean acidification center another example of state leading the nation

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Washington’s governor and state legislators in the last session created a hub at the University of Washington to coordinate research and monitoring of ocean acidification and its effects on local sea life such as oysters, clams and fish.

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Dementia risk tied to blood sugar

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August 7, 2013

Washington’s housing market strengthens in second quarter of 2013

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Washington state’s housing market continued to advance in the April-June quarter, with four consecutive monthly improvements in home sales activity.

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Regulating electron ‘spin’ may be key to making organic solar cells competitive

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UW researchers have discovered a high-performance polymer that could make inexpensive, organic solar cells competitive with silicon-based cells.

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