University of Washington

University of Washington  
History - Jul 11
Her sweeping new book about the history of Silicon Valley has University of Washington history professor Margaret O'Mara on a busy national book tour this summer. The book, " The Code: Silicon Valley and the Remaking of America ,” was published this month by Penguin Press and is receiving many positive reviews.
Astronomy - Jul 11

In recent years, the idea of life on other planets has become less far-fetched. NASA announced June 27 that it will send a vehicle to Saturn's icy moon Titan , a celestial body known to harbor surface lakes of methane and an ice-covered ocean of water, boosting its chance for supporting life.

Environment - Jul 9

Coral reefs are retreating from equatorial waters and establishing new reefs in more temperate regions, according to new research published July 4 in the journal Marine Ecology Progress Series.

Life Sciences - Jul 1
Life Sciences

Telepathic communication might be one step closer to reality thanks to new research from the University of Washington.

Astronomy - Jun 27

Rory Barnes inflated a big black fabric tent in the lobby of the Hyatt Regency Hotel on Wednesday and stood outside it inviting passers-by: "Come on in and watch the show - we're talking about astr

Social Sciences - Jun 24
Social Sciences

Research shows that LGBTQ older adults are at higher risk for many chronic medical conditions, yet are also resilient and proactive when it comes to taking care of their health.

Health - Jul 9

Six University of Washington professors are to receive a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, according to an announcement July 2 from the White House.

Innovation - Jul 5

Recent notable books by University of Washington faculty members explore how the U.S. government has historically used credit to create opportunity, how "reproductive slavery” has left lasting ramifications, and how technology design benefits from human values.

Environment - Jul 1

A new study  released July 1 gives hope for coral reefs.

Psychology - Jun 27

The fastest-growing racial group in the United States - Asian Americans - is also one that is consistently perceived as "foreign." But for Asian Americans who are gay or lesbian, their sexual orientation may make them seem more "American" than those who are presumed straight.

Materials Science - Jun 21
Materials Science

The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office selected two University of Washington professors in the Department of Chemistry and the Clean Energy Institute to receive nearly $1.5 million in funding for two separate endeavors in solar photovoltaic research.

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