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tungsten ditelluride

For UW Physicists, the 2-D Form of Tungsten Ditelluride Is Full...

The general public might think of the 21st century as an era of revolutionary technological platforms, such as smartphones or social media. But for...
Huntington’s diseasevideo

UW Scientists Find Excess Mitochondrial Iron, Huntington’s Disease Link

Scientists at the University of Wyoming have found that mice engineered to have Huntington’s disease (HD) have an over-accumulation of iron in their mitochondria. The...
Climate Cooling

UW Researchers Lead Study that Discovers South African Wildfires Create Climate...

University of Wyoming researchers led a study that discovered that biomass smoke originating from South Africa that drifts over the southeast Atlantic Ocean significantly...
Elwha dam

How the Elwha Dam Removals Changed the River’s Mouth

For decades, resource managers agreed that removing the two dams on the Elwha River would be a big win for the watershed as a...
touch

A ‘Touching Sight’: How Babies’ Brains Process Touch Builds Foundations for...

Touch is the first of the five senses to develop, yet scientists know far less about the baby’s brain response to touch than to,...
zika virus

Monkeys Infected by Mosquito Bites Further Zika Virus Research

Monkeys who catch Zika virus through bites from infected mosquitoes develop infections that look like human Zika cases, and may help researchers understand the...
Rhinovirus C

Chimpanzee Deaths in Uganda Pinned on Human Cold Virus

In the wild, chimpanzees face any number of dire threats, ranging from poachers to predators to deforestation. That’s why scientists, investigating an outbreak of respiratory...
cell membranes

Living Cell Membranes Can Self-Sort Their Components by ‘Demixing’

Cells — the building blocks of our bodies — are encapsulated by membranes. The same goes for the specialized compartments within our cells. These membranes...
3D printed plasticvideo

In First, 3-D Printed Objects Connect to Wifi Without Electronics

Imagine a bottle of laundry detergent that can sense when you’re running low on soap — and automatically connect to the internet to place...
phosphorus

Less Life: Limited Phosphorus Recycling Suppressed Early Earth’s Biosphere

The amount of biomass – life – in Earth’s ancient oceans may have been limited due to low recycling of the key nutrient phosphorus,...
autism

Video Game Improves Balance in Youth with Autism

Playing a video game that rewards participants for holding various “ninja” poses could help children and youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) improve their...
biofuelsvideo

Are Petite Poplars the Future of Biofuels? UW Studies Say Yes

In the quest to produce affordable biofuels, poplar trees are one of the Pacific Northwest’s best bets — the trees are abundant, fast-growing, adaptable...
electromagnetic scattering

New Theory Could Open Potent New Applications for Light

One bar, two bars — it’s an all-too-common problem. You’re in a large building, driving in a remote area, or even right in the...
corn plants

Breeding Highly Productive Corn Has Reduced Its Ability to Adapt

Stuck where they are, plants have to adapt to their environments, responding to stresses like drought or pests by changing how they grow. On a...
antibiotics

New Model Reveals Possibility of Pumping Antibiotics into Bacteria

Researchers in the University of Wisconsin–Madison Department of Biochemistry have discovered that a cellular pump known to move drugs like antibiotics out of E....
smart papervideo

‘Smart’ Paper Can Conduct Electricity, Detect Water

In cities and large-scale manufacturing plants, a water leak in a complicated network of pipes can take tremendous time and effort to detect, as...
mental health

How Air Pollution Clouds Mental Health

There is little debate over the link between air pollution and the human respiratory system: Research shows that dirty air can impair breathing and...
smart fabricvideo

How to Store Information in Your Clothes Invisibly, Without Electronics

A new type of smart fabric developed at the University of Washington could pave the way for jackets that store invisible passcodes and open...
earthquake

50 Simulations of the ‘Really Big One’ Show How a 9.0...

One of the worst nightmares for many Pacific Northwest residents is a huge earthquake along the offshore Cascadia Subduction Zone, which would unleash damaging...
robots

Flexible ‘Skin’ Can Help Robots, Prosthetics Perform Everyday Tasks by Sensing...

If a robot is sent to disable a roadside bomb — or delicately handle an egg while cooking you an omelet — it needs...