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April 26, 2019

Video: Kids have fun with science at Engineering Discovery Days

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Engineering Discovery Days is a yearly event that invites Washington state fourth- through eighth-graders to have fun leaning about STEM with the College of Engineering.


Soundbites: Engineering Discovery Days

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Engineering Discovery Days is a yearly event that invites Washington state fourth- through eighth-graders to have fun leaning about STEM with the College of Engineering.


April 19, 2019

Video: New Esports Arena opens at UW

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The UW celebrated the opening of an esports center with a ribbon cutting ceremony April 18.


Soundbites: UW Esports Arena & Gaming Lounge opens

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The UW celebrated the opening of an esports center with a ribbon cutting ceremony April 18.


April 18, 2019

Video: Soon, kidneys-on-a-chip will rocket to space station

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UW scientists are sending a kidney-on-a-chip experiment into space. At an altitude of 250 miles, astronauts will help study how reduced gravity in space affects kidney physiology.


March 29, 2019

Soundbites: UW Quad cherry blossoms reach peak bloom

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UW arborist Sara Shores explains that the iconic cherry trees in the University of Washington’s Quad have reached peak bloom, and this weekend will be prime viewing to see the blossoms.


March 21, 2019

Video: Snow may have delayed some blooms for the first day of spring

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The first day of spring seems especially significant this year — record warm temperatures in the Northwest are marking the change of seasons. But our blooms may be a couple weeks behind schedule after February’s snow and cold weather, according to Ray Larson, curator at UW Botanic Gardens.


March 20, 2019

Soundbites: Snow may have delayed some blooms for the first day of spring

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The first day of spring, when daylight hours begin to exceed nighttime hours, seems especially significant this year — record warm temperatures in the Northwest are marking the change of seasons. But our blooms may be a couple weeks behind schedule after February’s snow and cold weather.


March 1, 2019

Video: Amarilys Ríos shares the ‘bomba’ experience

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  Amarilys Ríos is a professional percussionist, singer and dancer from San Juan, Puerto Rico. In this video she gives an introduction to “bomba,” an Afro-Puerto Rican music and dance tradition in which dancers lead the drummer to sound out their improvised movements. “Bomba is a way of expression and communication” with key ingredients, explains…


February 19, 2019

Video: The UW’s annual budget explained

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This video takes a look at the UW’s revenue and operating budget from the 2018-2019 academic year. We explain where the money comes from and how it is spent.


February 8, 2019

Video: Washington’s state climatologist comments on Puget Sound snowstorms

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Nick Bond, Washington’s state climatologist, comments on the unusual weather in Western Washington.


January 23, 2019

First-of-its-kind center hosts tools to analyze the effects of natural disasters

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A center housed at the University of Washington offers a new way for scientists to get their hands on state-of-the-art equipment to study the effects of natural disasters. The RAPID Facility, which is the first of its kind in the world, contains over 300 instruments that are available for researchers around the world to use.


January 2, 2019

Video: UW Husky football players mentor Seattle youth

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Husky football players, including Myles Gaskin and JoJo McIntosh, mentor teens each week as part of a program hosted by the Yesler Community Center in Seattle.


October 2, 2018

Video: Washington’s state climatologist predicts this will be an El Niño year

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Washington state climatologist Nick Bond explains what our upcoming El Niño winter means for the Pacific Northwest.


September 15, 2018

Video: Dry and warm — summer 2018 conditions in Washington state

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The assistant state climatologist, Karin Bumbaco, looks back on an unusually hot and dry summer — the third-hottest summer that Washington state has experienced since 1895.


August 13, 2018

UW forest biologist on wildfires in the Pacific Northwest, California

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Forest biologist and University of Washington professor David Peterson explains which natural materials burn hotter and faster during a wildfire, what homeowners can do to protect their properties and how climate change is impacting the fire season.