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August 26, 2014

Health Digest: Ebola outbreak, HIV persistence, kids’ sleep routines

UW Health Sciences/UW Medicine

UW Health Sciences News Digest: Ebola outbreak, HIV persistence, back-to-school sleep routines

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Scientists craft a semiconductor junction only three atoms thick

News and Information

Scientists have developed what they believe is the thinnest-possible semiconductor, a new class of nanoscale materials made in sheets only three atoms thick.

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August 25, 2014

Learning by watching, toddlers show intuitive understanding of probability

Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences

UW researchers have found that children as young as 2 intuitively use math concepts to help make sense of their world.

UW climbs to No. 7 in national ranking

News and Information

The Washington Monthly magazine has listed UW seventh in the nation in its 2014 national university rankings.

August 21, 2014

Busy midsummer week for UW undergraduate researchers

News and Information

The popular Summer Undergraduate Research Poster Session allows UW students — and some just arriving — to show off their research.

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Cause of global warming hiatus found deep in the Atlantic Ocean

News and Information

Observations show that the heat absent from the Earth’s surface is plunging deep in the north and south Atlantic Ocean, and is part of a slow, naturally recurring cycle.

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Washington housing market improves in second quarter of 2014

Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies

Washington state’s housing market rebounded from its first quarter performance, as the annual rate of existing home sales rose 6.4 percent in the second quarter of 2014.

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August 20, 2014

Notice of possible rule making: Preproposal statement of inquiry

News and Information

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 478-120 WAC, Student Conduct Code for the University of Washington.

UW project becomes a focal point in hunt for dark matter

News and Information

The UW has one of three experiments aimed at detecting elusive dark matter in the universe that have gotten a big financial boost.

August 19, 2014

Shyam Gollakota named one of world’s top innovators under 35

News and Information

Shyam Gollakota, a University of Washington assistant professor of computer science and engineering, has been named one of this year’s “Innovators Under 35″ by global media company MIT Technology Review.

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