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August 13, 2013

Wireless devices go battery-free with new communication technique

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University of Washington engineers have created a new wireless communication system that allows devices to interact with each other without relying on batteries or wires for power.

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August 12, 2013

A chilly epic: Biologist Julia Sidorova’s novel, ‘The Age of Ice’

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Julia Sidorova, research scientist for the UW Department of Pathology, discusses her debut novel, “The Age of Ice.” She’ll be at the Elliot Bay Book Company at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14.

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Progress made in linking some forms of epilepsy to genetics

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Some epilepsy patients who have both seizures and speech abnormalities share something else in common — mutations on the same gene.

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August 8, 2013

Ocean acidification center another example of state leading the nation

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Washington’s governor and state legislators in the last session created a hub at the University of Washington to coordinate research and monitoring of ocean acidification and its effects on local sea life such as oysters, clams and fish.

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Dementia risk tied to blood sugar

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August 7, 2013

Washington’s housing market strengthens in second quarter of 2013

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Washington state’s housing market continued to advance in the April-June quarter, with four consecutive monthly improvements in home sales activity.

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Regulating electron ‘spin’ may be key to making organic solar cells competitive

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UW researchers have discovered a high-performance polymer that could make inexpensive, organic solar cells competitive with silicon-based cells.

UW researchers report on genome of aggressive cervical cancer that killed Henrietta Lacks

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Henrietta Lacks was the subject of bestselling book on the HeLa immortal cell line, the most used of its kind in labs around the world. The UW scientists are the first to publish under new policy, established through agreement with Lacks’ family.

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August 6, 2013

News Digest: UW wins two CASE awards, cosmic ray detectors being assembled, informant testimony questioned, Honor: Charles Johnson

UW wins two Council for Advancement and Support of Education awards || Local high school students, teachers assembling cosmic ray detectors || Triple exoneration aided by UW’s Innocence Project Northwest || Charles Johnson recipient of Humanities Washington Award

Documents that Changed the World: Einstein’s letter to FDR, 1939

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The latest installment in the popular podcast series by Joe Janes of the UW Information School is about the famous physicist being persuaded to warn FDR of a growing atomic threat from Germany.

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