July 25, 2013
The Northwest has the best summer in the nation. But why?
University of Washington ranked eighth in country by Forbes
The University of Washington was ranked eighth among public universities in the country (excluding federally-funded military academies) in the quality of undergraduate education, according to Forbes.
Video: Building the Galapagos penguin population
July 24, 2013
Fish-ear bones offer clues to health of ocean, species
Literary arts: Discarded books become art in UW Summer Youth Programs class
Can a book be a sculpture? Sure — at UW Summer Youth Programs, it’s all part of the creative process.UW arts, UW Professional & Continuing Education, UW Summer Youth Programs
July 23, 2013
Pain of artificial legs could be eased by real-time monitoring
University of Washington engineers have developed a device that tracks how much a person’s limb swells and shrinks when inside a prosthetic socket. The data could help doctors and patients predict how and when their limbs will swell, which could be used to build smarter sockets.College of Engineering, Department of Bioengineering, Joan Sanders
July 22, 2013
Geochemical ‘fingerprints’ leave evidence that megafloods eroded steep gorge
For the first time, scientists have direct geochemical evidence that the 150-mile long Tsangpo Gorge, possibly the world’s deepest, was the conduit by which megafloods from glacial lakes, perhaps half the volume of Lake Erie, drained catastrophically through the Himalayas when their ice dams failed during the last 2 million years.College of the Environment, Earth and space sciences
July 19, 2013
Nighttime heat waves quadruple in Pacific Northwest
Nighttime heat waves — events where the nighttime low is unusually hot for at least three days in a row — are becoming more common in western Washington and Oregon.College of the Environment, Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean, Karin Bumbaco, Nick Bond, Office of the Washington State Climatologist
July 18, 2013
Board of Regents — August 8 Meeting Canceled
The meeting of the Board of Regents for Thursday, August 8, is canceled. The next Regular Meeting of the Board is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 12, in the Petersen Room of the Allen Library. Agendas and schedule will be available after noon on Friday, Sept. 6.
Falling from windows is serious risk for small children
A few safety measures can help those with young children at home reduce the chance of window falls.Brian Johnston, Department of Pedatrics, Harborview Injury Research and Prevention Center
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