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University of Washington engineers have turned tissue paper – similar to toilet tissue – into a new kind of wearable sensor that can detect a pulse, a blink of an eye and other human movement.
Mosquitoes can learn to associate a particular odor with an unpleasant mechanical shock akin to being swatted, researchers say.
Scientists at the University of Washington have developed a new biomaterial-based delivery system that can target a tumor, a diseased organ or a site of infection and disgorge its toxic cargo without harming healthy cells. 
Students and professors from the University of Washington College of the Environment made a classroom out of one of the world’s most closely monitored ecosystems: Yellowstone National Park.
University leaders, including half a dozen AAU presidents, fear they are losing public and political support at an alarming rate, and say they must do more to counter charges of elitism in this Politco article.
A University of Washington biologist is studying the local crow population with help from his undergraduate students and an acoustics expert.
University of Washington President Ana Mari Cauce writes about free speech on college campuses in this blog post.
Engineers from the University of Washington and UCLA have developed a flexible sensor “skin” that can be stretched over any part of a robot’s body or prosthetic to accurately convey information that is critical to successfully grasping and manipulating objects.
Facebook data for advertisers can serve as a more current source of census information, especially about migrants, according to a University of Washington study.
A Seattle family of four must bring in $75,000 annually to pay for basic housing, food, transportation and health and child care – an increase of 62 percent since 2006, based on a new report from the University of Washington.