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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.
Researchers at the University of Washington School of Pharmacy are working on a credit card-sized device that could represent a breakthrough in kidney disease research.
University of Washington researchers are developing a smartphone app that can objectively detect concussions and other traumatic brain injuries.
University of Washington researchers have invented a battery-free cellphone that harvests the power it needs from either ambient radio signals or light.
a University of Washington undergraduate has discovered nearly invisible bits of plastic on Puget Sound beaches.
Drone deliveries emit less climate-warming carbon dioxide pollution than truck deliveries in some — but not all — scenarios, according to researchers at the University of Washington.