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July 18, 2013

Falling from windows is serious risk for small children

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A few safety measures can help those with young children at home reduce the chance of window falls.

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UW launches record 17 startup companies

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The University of Washington launched a record 17 startup companies this fiscal year.

A warmer planetary haven around cool stars, as ice warms rather than cools

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In a bit of cosmic irony, planets orbiting cooler stars may be more likely to remain ice-free than planets around hotter stars. This is due to the interaction of a star’s light with ice and snow on the planet’s surface.

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Arts Roundup: Art exhibits and 2013-14 drama, World Series schedules

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Even in July, there are UW arts events to take in, as the sun and clouds battle for attention overhead. Plus, the School of Drama and UW World Series announce their 2013-14 seasons.

July 17, 2013

Northwest scientists using drones to spy on nature

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July 16, 2013

UW Medicine hospitals rank highly in latest U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals

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U.S. News publishes Best Hospitals to guide patients who need a high level of care because they face a difficult surgery, a challenging condition, or added risk because of other health problems or age.

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News Digest: UW unveils events calendar, ocean expedition blog

New UW events calendar now available || Follow ocean expedition via bilingual blog, photo page

UW welcomes Azita Emami, dean of School of Nursing

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Azita Emami recently joined the School of Nursing as the Robert G. and Jean A. Reid Dean.

Eye-tracking could outshine passwords if made user-friendly

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University of Washington engineers found in a recent study that the user’s experience could be key to creating an authentication system that doesn’t rely on passwords.

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July 15, 2013

Ecological forces structure your body’s personal mix of microbes

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Researchers hope to build a predictive model of the human microbiome to study what affects this massive biological system and to design ways to manipulate the microbiome to achieve desired clinical outcomes.

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