University of Washington

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Physics - Jan 16
Three teams led by University of Washington researchers have received competitive awards totaling more than $2.3 million from the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office for projects that will advance research and development in photovoltaic materials, which are an essential component of solar cells and impact the amount of sunlight that is converted into electricity.
Environment - Jan 16

A new study has found that a pattern of ocean temperatures and atmospheric circulation has offset most of the impact of global warming on mountain snowpack in the western U.S. since the 1980s.

Environment - Jan 14

Around the planet's oceans, nearly 4,000 floats - many of them built at the University of Washington - are plunging up and down, collecting and transmitting observations of the world's oceans.

Administration - Jan 10

If Washington state were to establish a public bank, what type of bank might work best? One that can provide targeted products and services to local governments across the state, says a new report by University of Washington researchers from the Evans School of Public Policy & Governance.

Astronomy - Jan 8

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has produced a stunningly detailed portrait of the Triangulum Galaxy, displaying a full spiral face aglow with the light of nearly 25 million individually resolved stars.

Careers - Jan 2

As scientific funding becomes increasingly scarce, professors in STEM fields spend more time in their offices writing grant applications: by one estimate , as much as one-fifth of their research time.

Social Sciences - Jan 15
Social Sciences

Increasingly, children who identify as the gender "opposite" their sex at birth are changing their names, pronouns and often hairstyle and clothing.

Astronomy - Jan 10

Many stars explode as luminous supernovae when, swollen with age, they run out of fuel for nuclear fusion.

Health - Jan 9

At least 115 people die every day in the U.S. after overdosing on opioids, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

Environment - Jan 2

Like most of their stout-bodied, flippered kin, Magellanic penguins spend much of their lives in the ocean.

Social Sciences - Dec 24, 2018
Social Sciences

On today's increasingly crowded globe, human migration can strain infrastructure and resources. Accurate data on migration flows could help governments plan for and respond to immigrants.

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