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April 4, 2013

Listening to the Big Bang – in high fidelity (audio)

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A UW physicist has used new satellite data to update his decade-old recreation of the sound of the Big Bang at the birth of the universe.

Rocket powered by nuclear fusion could send humans to Mars

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Astronauts could be a step closer to a fast journey to Mars using a unique manipulation of nuclear fusion devised by UW scientists and those at a Redmond company.

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April 3, 2013

UW group part of national report, meeting on adaptation to climate change

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The UW’s Climate Impacts Group is part of a national report and first-ever national meeting on adapting to the effects of a changing climate.

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Brain cell signal network genes linked to schizophrenia risk in families

UW Health Sciences/UW Medicine

The genetic variants disturb the functioning of the same brain signal receptors affected by hallucinogenic drugs.

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Safety emphasis cuts UW’s major construction injuries to less than 2 percent

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Construction can be a dangerous business, and there’s always plenty of it happening at the University of Washington, from remodeling a section of one building to refurbishing an entire building or erecting a new one. A decade ago, when the Capital Projects Office began keeping tabs on worker injuries, it was estimated that 12 of

Inventions that came from the UW

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Diversity programs give illusion of corporate fairness, study shows

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Diversity training programs lead people to believe that work environments are fair even when given evidence of hiring, promotion or salary inequities, according to findings by UW psychologists.

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Paws on Science 2013

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It’s Husky Weekend at Pacific Science Center, and UW scientists and researchers will have family-oriented activities and exhibits ranging from building a race car to controlling underwater robots.

News Digest: Montlake closures, environmental excellence finalist, Paws-on Science April 5-7, home fair April 11

Portion of Montlake closing all day Saturday, Sunday || UW finalist in environmental excellence contest || Family-friendly Paws-on Science April 5-7 || Home Improvement Fair April 11

April 2, 2013

Book focuses on 1969 fight to save America’s premier fossil beds

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Book Q and A: To allow buildings on 34 million year-old fossils would be like using the Dead Sea Scrolls to wrap fish in, proclaimed the lawyer defending land that would eventually become Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument.

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