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September 5, 2014

News digest: Waas to lead aeronautics and astronautics; Climate science conference Sept. 9-10

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California blue whales rebound from whaling; first of their kin to do so

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The number of California blue whales has rebounded to near historical levels and, while the number of blue whales struck by ships is likely above allowable U.S. limits, such strikes do not immediately threaten that recovery.

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September 4, 2014

Predicting when toxic algae will reach Washington and Oregon coasts

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Better understanding of how a deadly algae grows offshore and gets carried to Pacific Northwest beaches has led to a computer model that can predict when the unseen threat will hit local beaches.

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September 3, 2014

Health Sciences News Digest

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Latest news from the UW Health Sciences: Comparative genomes, open notes, teaching Ebola, depression in women

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Changing temperature powers sensors in hard-to-reach places

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University of Washington researchers have taken inspiration from a centuries-old clock design and created a power harvester that uses natural fluctuations in temperature and pressure as its power source.

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September 2, 2014

Honor: Barry Witham, asbestos training change, Myanmar visitors present Sept. 4

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Dwindling waterways challenge desert fish in warming world

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One of Arizona’s largest watersheds – home to many native species of fish already threatened by extinction – is providing a grim snapshot of what could happen to watersheds and fish in arid areas around the world as climate warming occurs.

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August 29, 2014

Revisit 1990s HUB, U District as missing-student mystery unfolds

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Nick DiMartino, employee at University Book Store for 44 years, sets his latest novel at the University of Washington in the early 1990s.

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August 28, 2014

David Battisti, Qiang Fu elected AGU fellows

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UW atmospheric scientists David Battisti and Qiang Fu have been elected fellows of the American Geophysical Union.

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August 27, 2014

New smartphone app can detect newborn jaundice in minutes

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University of Washington engineers and physicians have developed a smartphone application that checks for jaundice in newborns and can deliver results to parents and pediatricians within minutes.

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