Tue, 05/11/2021 | UW NewsGenetically engineered grass cleanses toxic soil
UW researchers genetically engineered a switchgrass to break down the chemical RDX — a toxic pollutant left by military explosives — using genes from a soil bacterium.
Mon, 05/10/2021 | UW Mechanical EngineeringWorlds of possibility
Four virtual worlds developed by ME research scientist Hunter Hoffman signal the future of VR for health.
Tue, 05/04/2021 | UW MedicineStudy yields new clue to strokes of undetermined source
Researchers shed light on why some people who have a stroke do not also have abnormal heart rhythms, even though their hearts contain similar scar tissue.
Mon, 05/03/2021 | UW Civil & Environmental EngineeringA burning need
Civil and environmental engineering researchers work to understand and mitigate post-wildfire landslide hazards.
Thu, 04/29/2021 | UW NewsAnna Karlin elected to National Academy of Sciences
The Bill and Melinda Gates Chair in the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering is one of five UW faculty elected this year.
Thu, 04/29/2021 | UW NewsUnequal exposure to air pollution
A new study models peoples’ exposure to air pollution — based on race/ethnicity and income level — and shows that exposure disparities among people of color and white people are driven by nearly all, rather than only a few, emission source types.
Tue, 04/27/2021 | UW NewsBridging the distance
When the UW returns to in-person learning this fall, instructors like Rania Hussein and Julian Yamaura will bring with them the creative methods developed while teaching remotely.
Wed, 04/21/2021 | UW NewsTracking the movements of stony corals
A new study led by UW researchers borrowed image-analysis methods from engineering to spot the minute movements of a stony coral.
Mon, 04/19/2021 | UW MagazineQuantum leap
In quantum computing, UW researchers see the building blocks of the next technological revolution.
Mon, 04/19/2021 | UW NewsArguing on the internet
A UW research team is studying how to make online arguments productive.
Mon, 04/19/2021 | GIXEngineering team places second in GIX innovation competition
For this year’s challenge, which focused on addressing agricultural challenges, the ECE student team developed MicroPlant, an automated plant moisture monitoring and control system.
Wed, 04/14/2021 | Allen School NewsUrban accessibility
Taskar Center researchers offer a roadmap for more robust modeling of pedestrian mobility on a city-wide scale.
Wed, 04/07/2021 | Foster BlogEnvironmental innovation wins
Student teams placed second and won special prizes in the 2021 Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge.
Mon, 04/05/2021 | UW News‘Telling Stories’: Imagined tales of artificial intelligence presented by the UW Tech Policy Lab
For “Telling Stories: On Culturally Responsive Artificial Intelligence,” the UW Tech Policy Lab collects stories of AI and its effects on future life. The lab is an interdisciplinary collaboration of the UW Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering, Information School and School of Law.
Mon, 04/05/2021 | College of EngineeringAlzheimer’s research gets a boost
Bioengineering startup AltPep advances its technology for the early detection and treatment of Alzheimer’s and other amyloid diseases.
Thu, 04/01/2021 | UW NewsNew system that uses smartphone or computer cameras to measure pulse, respiration rate could help future personalized telehealth appointments
A University of Washington-led team has developed a method that uses the camera on a person’s smartphone or computer to take their pulse and respiration signal from a real-time video of their face.
Wed, 03/31/2021 | Department of BioengineeringDelayed action gene switch controls when stem cells become T cells
Bioengineering assistant professor Hao Yuan Kueh has uncovered a molecular timer used by stem cells to control when they differentiate, or turn into a specialized cell type.
Wed, 03/31/2021 | Department of BioengineeringNew approach builds capillaries in full 3D complexity
Bioengineering associate professor Ying Zheng has developed a technique that replicates microvasculature in full 3D complexity using multiphoton ablation and laser-guided cellularization.
Thu, 03/25/2021 | College of EngineeringThe carbon fiber state
How Washington became a global epicenter for advanced carbon fiber.
Mon, 03/22/2021 | Department of Electrical & Computer EngineeringA larger, clearer window into the brain
UW researchers have received a National Institutes of Health grant to lead a team in creating a unique device for brain study.
Thu, 03/18/2021 | UW Graduate SchoolBuilding for sustainability
Doctoral student Nathalie Thelemaque is studying infrastructure's impact on the environment and communities so she can create sustainable systems.
Wed, 03/10/2021Helpful behavior during pandemic tied to recognizing common humanity
A new University of Washington study links helpful behavior during the pandemic, such as donating medical supplies, to individuals’ feelings of connection to others.
Tue, 03/09/2021Alexa, do I have an irregular heart rhythm? First AI system for contactless monitoring of heart rhythm using smart speakers
UW researchers have developed a new skill for a smart speaker that acts as a contactless monitor for both regular and irregular heartbeats.
Mon, 03/08/2021Making connections
When Sheldon Levias came to the UW as an engineering student, he never imagined the path he would travel as an educator and adviser.
Fri, 03/05/2021UW Center for an Informed Public co-authors report on mis- and disinformation surrounding the 2020 U.S. election
The Election Integrity Partnership, a nonpartisan coalition of research institutions, including the University of Washington, released its final report on voting-related mis- and disinformation during the 2020 U.S. elections.