July 24, 2013
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
UW launches record 17 startup companies
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
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.Aomawa Shields, astronomy, Cecilia Bitz, Department of Astronomy, planetary science, Tyler Robinson, Victoria Meadows
Arts Roundup: Art exhibits and 2013-14 drama, World Series schedules
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