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Sounding Rocket team

Student-built rocket with experimental motor blasts to 1st-place finish

Posted: August 10, 2012

A team of University of Washington students designed a unique rocket motor and launched it 5 miles up to claim first prize this summer in the Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition. The UW students built a new type of motor powered by a combination of solid paraffin and liquid nitrous oxide. So-called hybrid propulsion systems are... Read more »


A home with a for-sale sign in front.

Housing market improving despite second-quarter dip in home sales

Posted: August 9, 2012

Washington state’s housing market continued to improve during the second quarter of 2012 despite a slight drop in existing home sales, according to the Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies at the University of Washington. Existing home sales during the second quarter of 2012 increased 10.4 percent compared with a year ago, however the seasonally... Read more »


Airlift Northwest flight nurses deliver a patient to a trauma care team at Harborview Medical Center.

Study to identify best blood transfusion practices for trauma patients

Posted: August 7, 2012

UW medical researchers are launching a study to help determine which of the two most common blood product combinations provide the best outcomes for trauma patients who require massive blood transfusions. Dr. Eileen Bulger, UW professor of surgery and chief of trauma at Harborview Medical Center, is the principal investigator for the clinical study. The... Read more »