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Transport - Sep 16
Transport
Many Americans use a ride-hailing service - like Uber or Lyft - to get to and from work. It provides the privacy of riding in a personal car and the convenience of catching up on emails or social media during traffic jams. In the future, self-driving vehicles could provide the same service, except without a human driver.
Astronomy - Sep 16
Astronomy

An international team of scientists has announced a breakthrough in its quest to measure the mass of the neutrino, one of the most abundant, yet elusive, elementary particles in our universe.

Physics - Sep 9
Physics

Lukasz Fidkowski , an assistant professor of physics at the University of Washington, is one of the winners of a 2020 New Horizons in Physics Prize from the Breakthrough Foundation.

Life Sciences - Sep 5
Life Sciences

Learning a new language is a multi-step, often multi-year process: Listen to new sounds, read new word structures, speak in different patterns or inflections.

Environment - Aug 29
Environment

This time-lapse map shows how extensive agriculture (noncontinuous cultivation, or the "beginnings" of farming) spread as a percentage of land use.

Social Sciences - Aug 22

Recent notable books by University of Washington faculty members explore the legal history of Indigenous nations and the mentoring benefits of fan fiction. Plus, a UW anthropologist's book is honored, a former English faculty member is remembered in a biography, and UW Press brings out paperback editions of three popular titles.

Environment - Sep 10
Environment

By area, tidal flats make up more than 50 percent of Willapa Bay in southwest Washington state, making this more than 142-square-mile estuary an ideal location for oyster farming.

Environment - Sep 9

The lightning season in the Southeastern U.S. is almost finished for this year, but the peak season for the most powerful strokes of lightning won't begin until November, according to a newly published global survey of these rare events.

Life Sciences - Sep 4
Life Sciences

One of the planet's most active ecosystems is one most people rarely encounter and scientists are only starting to explore.

Health - Aug 27
Health

A new study finds that women of color perceive their interactions with doctors, nurses and midwives as being misleading, with information being "packaged" in such a way as to disempower them by limiting maternity healthcare choices for themselves and their children.

Computer Science - Aug 20
Computer Science

For now, augmented reality remains mostly a solo activity, but soon people might be using the technology in groups for collaborating on work or creative projects.




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