April 19, 2013
Roboticists discover the secret of insect flight
A UW biologist is among scientists who have found that the abdominal movements of some insects play a large role in flight control.
April 18, 2013
HuskyFest, Earth Day activities fill Red Square Friday
Join in Friday during HuskyFest and kick-off activities for Earth Day.
Arts Roundup: Drama, art — and a student-run jazz festival
The School of Drama continues its Western, music Professor Robin McCabe and sister Rachelle McCabe perform works for piano, and jazzman Bill Frisell visits for the fifth-annual IMPfest.
Astronomers discover five-planet system with most Earth-like exoplanet yet
A University of Washington astronomer has discovered perhaps the most Earth-like planet yet found outside the solar system by the Kepler Space Telescope.Department of Astronomy
April 17, 2013
A key to mass extinctions could boost food, biofuel production
A substance implicated in several mass extinctions could greatly enhance plant growth, with implications for global food supplies biofuels, new UW research shows.biofuels, Biology Department, Earth and space sciences, food production
April 15, 2013
Preparing to install the world’s largest underwater observatory
Engineers at the UW’s Applied Physics Laboratory are under pressure to build and test parts for installation this summer in the world’s largest deep-ocean observatory off the Washington and Oregon coasts.APL, College of the Environment, Deborah Kelley, Gary Harkins, Geoff Cram, John Delaney, Ocean Observatories Initiative, School of Oceanography
Jon Huntsman selected as UW Commencement speaker
Jon Huntsman, who has spent more than two decades in public service, will be the featured speaker at the UW’s 2013 Commencement exercises
High glucose levels could impair ferroelectricity in body’s connective tissues
Researchers found that a protein in organs that repeatedly stretch and retract can lose their functionality when exposed to sugar.Department of Mechanical Engineering, ferroelectricity, Jiangyu Li, Physical Review Letters
April 14, 2013
Recent Antarctic climate, glacier changes at the ‘upper bound’ of normal
In recent decades the thinning of glaciers at the edge of Antarctica has accelerated, but new UW-led research indicates the changes, though dramatic, cannot be confidently attributed to human-caused global warming.Antarctica, climate change, College of the Environment, Earth and space sciences
April 12, 2013