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Microsoft and University of Washington demonstrate automated DNA data storage

DNA data storage holds the promise of putting huge amounts of information into a test tube — but who wants to carry test tubes around a data center all day? Researchers from Microsoft ahd the University of Washington are working on a better way: a completely automated system that can turn digital bits into coded DNA molecules for storage, and turn those molecules back into bits when needed. They used their proof-of-concept system, described in a paper published today in Nature Scientific Reports...
Tags: Science, Microsoft, University of Washington


Whicker: Collin Welp is part of UC Irvine’s legacy class

UC Irvine forward Collin Welp, left, and forward Jonathan Galloway, right, celebrate after Welp scored a basket against Cal State Fullerton during Saturday’s Big West Tournament title game at Honda Center. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Contributing Photographer) UC Irvine guard Max Hazzard (2) celebrates with forward Collin Welp, right, after Welp made a basket and drew a foul during the second half of the Big West Tournament title game against Cal State Fullerton on Saturday night at Honda Cente...
Tags: Europe, Washington, Germany, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Nba, College sports, Ncaa, San Jose, Philadelphia, Christian, Honda, Duke, Cal State Fullerton, Turner


Microsoft is hoping to turn the Pacific Northwest into ground zero for quantum computing (MSFT)

Microsoft announced Monday that it's teamed up with the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the University of Washington to create the Northwest Quantum Nexus, to promote quantum computing. The three partners are hosting a summit at the University of Washington Monday and Tuesday to bring together researchers in the field. Northwest Quantum Nexus aims to encourage collaboration in quantum-computing projects and research, as well as address the shortage of skills in the field. Microsoft q...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, Congress, Samsung, Trends, Canada, Ibm, Baker, Pacific Northwest, Quantum, University of Washington, Google IBM, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Nathan Baker, Microsoft Intel, IBM Intel


Take a common houseplant, add a little rabbit DNA and voilà! You get a super air purifier

By modifying a common houseplant, a semiretired researcher at the University of Washington says he has developed a natural air filter that will clear homes of airborne toxins. “I think it’s going to be big,” he says.
Tags: Science, News, Education, Local News, Northwest, University of Washington


Whicker: UC Irvine acts like Big West bully in blowout of Cal State Fullerton

UC Irvine forward Jonathan Galloway cuts a piece of the net as a souvenir after the Anteaters defeated Cal State Fullerton in the Big West Tournament title game on Saturday night at Honda Center, clinching a berth in the NCAA Tournament. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Contributing Photographer) UC Irvine guard Evan Leonard, left, takes a shot over Cal State Fullerton forward Jackson Rowe in the first half of the Big West Tournament final in Anaheim on Saturday, March 16, 2019. (Photo by Paul Rodri...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Long Beach, College sports, Ncaa, San Jose, Taylor, Pacific, Cal State Fullerton, Turner, Ncaa Tournament, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Providence


Vikram Jandhyala, innovation leader at UW, dies at 47

Vikram Jandhyala, who was the University of Washington's vice president for innovation strategy, was a vital link between UW and the region's technology community.
Tags: Technology, News, Education, Obituaries, Local News, University of Washington, UW, Vikram Jandhyala


Vikram Jandhyala, Champion of Innovation at UW and Beyond, Dies at 47

Vikram Jandhyala, who built bridges between academia and industry across the globe and at the University of Washington, where he taught and worked, has died, the school said Wednesday. He was 47.In a statement on UW’s website, President Ana Mari Cauce said authorities were investigating Jandhyala’s death as a suicide. He is survived by two sons, ages 7 and 5, who will be cared for by their mother, Suja Vaidyanathan, Cauce wrote.Over the years, Jandhyala worked in industry, as a professor, and a...
Tags: Startups, Microsoft, Trends, Tech, Research, Vc, Commercialization, Engineering, Seattle, Madrona Venture Group, University of Washington, UW, Tsinghua University, Milken Institute, Vikram Jandhyala, World Affairs Council


The ocean keeps gulping up a colossal amount of CO2 from the air, but will it last?

The ocean has proved to be an exceptionally selfless and dependable planetary companion. With no benefit to itself, Earth's vast sea has gulped up around 30 percent of the carbon dioxide humans emitted into Earth's atmosphere over the last century. Critically, scientists have now confirmed that the ocean in recent decades has continued its steadfast rate of CO2 absorption, rather than letting the potent greenhouse gas further saturate the skies. Their research, published Thursday in the ...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Earth, Marine, Alaska, Hawaii, Great Barrier Reef, University of Washington, Deutsch, Willis, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Mathis, Matthew Long, Josh Willis, Curtis Deutsch, Jeremy Mathis


Alchemie Snags NSF Grant to Develop AR Tools for Teaching Chemistry

Alchemie, a Troy, MI-based educational technology startup, has won another round of funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop 3D and augmented reality (AR) learning tools for teaching general chemistry.The funding, announced this week, is a $140,000 Technology Enhancement through Commercialization Partnerships extension to a Phase II SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) grant focused on building game-based learning modules and assessment technology for organic chemistry...
Tags: Startups, Entrepreneurship, Funding, Trends, Tech, Vc, Software, Chemistry, Innovation, Venture Capital, Detroit, University Of Michigan, Georgia Tech, National Science Foundation, University of Washington, NSF


After being rocked by scandal, UW rowing launches SAASHA to start conversation on sexual violence

After two University of Washington men's rowers were dismissed from the team in 2017, the men and women's rowing programs came together to launch SAASHA — Student Athletes Against Sexual Harrassment and Assault — in an attempt to affect change in Seattle and beyond.
Tags: News, Sports, Seattle, Other Sports, Huskies, Husky Basketball, University of Washington, UW


Presidential candidate Gov. Jay Inslee brings campaign to Malibu Hills mobile home park hit by Woolsey fire

AGOURA HILLS — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee will take his nascent campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination to the Malibu Hills Monday to meet with residents of a Malibu Hills mobile home park devastated in the Woolsey fire. Inslee, who earlier this month launched a campaign overwhelmingly focused on climate change, is set to tour the Seminole Springs Mobile Home Park, where nearly 100 homes were destroyed in November, his campaign announced. California is the fourth state on what the In...
Tags: Politics, News, California, Washington, Kentucky, Senate, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Cnn, Soccer, United States, Iowa, House Of Representatives, Beverly Hills, Warren


US black and Hispanic minorities bear disproportionate burden from air pollution

Black and Hispanic Americans bear a disproportionate burden from air pollution caused mainly by non-Hispanic white Americans, according to a study to be published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The research, led by researchers from the University of Minnesota and the University of Washington, quantifies for the first time the racial gap between who causes air pollution and who breathes it.
Tags: US, University of Washington, National Academy of Sciences, University of Minnesota


Brain Awareness Week

Brain Awareness Week (BAW), is a national event to promote the public and personal benefits of brain research. To celebrate BAW at the University of Washington, the students learn about the brain through hands-on stations and a lecture by Eric Chudler, a research associate professor in the UW Department of Bioengineering and executive director of […]
Tags: News, Local News, University of Washington, Eric Chudler, BAW, UW Department of Bioengineering


These Antarctic icebergs are green, and scientists may know why

Researchers at the University of Washington say they may have a solution for why some icebergs in the Antarctic are emerald green.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Usa Today, Antarctic, University of Washington


ACT Capital Advisors promotes one to VP

Seattle-based ACT Capital Advisors, a M&A firm that represents lower-middle market companies, has promoted Chris Sheppard to vice president. Sheppard joined the company in 2014 as a senior associate. PRESS RELEASE SEATTLE (PRWEB) FEBRUARY 27, 2019 ACT Capital Advisors announced that Chris Sheppard has been promoted to the role of Vice President. Chris first joined ACT in 2014 in the role of Senior Associate. He has represented clients in exits across many industries, including business administr...
Tags: Iraq, Trends, People, Marine Corps, Seattle, Chris, The Company, University of Washington, Sheppard, PRWEB, LLM, Capital Advisors, ACT Capital Advisors LLC, Chris Sheppard, ACT Capital Advisors


Predicting how forests in the western US will respond to changing climate

On the mountain slopes of the western United States, climate can play a major role in determining which tree communities will thrive in the harshest conditions, according to new work from Carnegie's Leander Anderegg and University of Washington's Janneke Hille Ris Lambers. Their findings are an important step in understanding how forest growth will respond to a climate altered by human activity.
Tags: Science, US, United States, University of Washington, Carnegie, Leander Anderegg, Janneke Hille


Sponsored: Digging into the options for advanced degrees in information science

University of Washington's iSchool graduates information-savvy specialists who don’t necessarily head straight to libraries to work.
Tags: News, Explore, University of Washington, Special Sections


Can you guess which face is real, and which is computer generated?

Computers have recently gotten much, much better at a somewhat unsettling skill: generating fake human faces. As in, creating an image of a human who has never existed before. We saw the concept go a bit viral this week with ThisPersonDoesNotExist, a website hooked to a machine that generates a new face every few seconds. Or the feline version that dreams up (sometimes nightmare inducing) cats, ThisCatDoesNotExist. Now its been turned into a game. Think you can tell which human is… well, human? ...
Tags: TC, Tech, Nvidia, Machine Learning, Ai, University of Washington, StyleGAN


DeepSqueak is a machine learning A.I. that reveals what rats are chatting about

Want to know what rats are squeaking about? You'd better check out DeepSqueak, the new deep learning artificial intelligence developed by researchers at the University of Washington. The post DeepSqueak is a machine learning A.I. that reveals what rats are chatting about appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Trends, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Rats, Deep Learning, Emerging Tech, University of Washington


Coming to a City Near You: 8 Boutique Hotel Upstarts for the Design-Minded Traveler

There are certainly perks to staying at a luxury chain like the Four Seasons or the Ritz-Carlton, but on the whole, we prefer boutique hotels that are more unique, local-centric, and intimate. Here, eight upstarts in the hospitality industry that prioritize style over size and well-being over high-living. And good news: These hotel groups are expanding (each has either just launched a new location or is opening one or more later this year). The Line Hotels Above: The Line Hotel in D.C. is h...
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, Books, California, Washington, Oregon, New York City, Chicago, Austin, Atlantic, Chelsea, Portland, Marriott, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Airbnb


Coming to a City Near You: 9 Boutique Hotel Upstarts for the Design-Minded Traveler

There are certainly perks to staying at a luxury chain like the Four Seasons or the Ritz-Carlton, but on the whole, we prefer boutique hotels that are more unique, local-centric, and intimate. Here, eight upstarts in the hospitality industry that prioritize style over size and well-being over high-living. And good news: These hotel groups are expanding (each has either just launched a new location or is opening one or more later this year). The Line Hotels Above: The Line Hotel in D.C. is h...
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, Books, California, Oregon, New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Austin, Atlantic, Chelsea, Portland, Marriott, New Orleans, Philadelphia


HyperSciences wants to ‘gamechange’ spaceflight with hypersonic drilling tech

It’s no coincidence that Elon Musk wants to both tunnel down into and soar above the Earth. If you ask the team at HyperSciences, the best way to get to space is to flip drilling technology upside down and point it at the sky. In the process, that would mean ditching the large, expensive fuel stages that propel what we generally think of as a rocket — massive cylindrical thing, tiny payload at the tip — into space. This month, the company hit a major milestone on its quest to get to suborbita...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Washington Post, Tech, Nasa, Earth, Mining, Rocket, Pentagon, Jeff Bezos, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Geothermal Energy, Blue Origin


Parents don't pick favorites, at least if you're a Magellanic penguin

Researchers at the University of Washington wanted to know how Magellanic penguin parents in South America balance the dietary demands of multiple chicks. As they report in a paper published Jan. 23 in the journal Animal Behaviour, when a Magellanic penguin parent returns to its nest with fish, the parent tries to feed each of its two chicks equal portions of food, regardless of the youngsters' differences in age or size.
Tags: South America, University of Washington


West Valley League: Birmingham eyes third straight City baseball title in 2019

Birmingham’s Johnny Tincher #4 during their game against Valencia at Birmingham High School in Lake Balboa, Tuesday, Feb 12, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Birmingham’s Salvador Velazquez #19 during their game against Valencia at Birmingham High School in Lake Balboa, Tuesday, Feb 12, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Birmingham pitcher Albert Garcia #18 during their game against ...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Birmingham, Cleveland, Chatsworth, Kennedy, Valencia, High School Sports, Patriots, Cavs, Cavaliers, Taft, University of Washington, Christopher, Adrian Gonzalez


The public has a right to public records

Re: “New legislative records proposal fails on public transparency”: At one point in my career at the University of Washington, during the Great Recession, I was laid off. After I was rehired into a new position, it was mandatory to attend new-employee orientation to have benefits reinstated. During the meeting, the speaker mentioned assigning a […]
Tags: News, Opinion, University of Washington, Letters to the Editor, Northwest Voices


Students: Design a drone/robot combo for a virtual moon landing, and win a free trip to NASA

A national competition sponsored by NASA and run by a University of Washington educational consortium is aimed at inspiring students to think about science, space travel, and the history of America's journeys to the moon.
Tags: Science, News, America, Nasa, Education Lab, University of Washington, Boeing & Aerospace


Many Arctic lakes give off less carbon than expected

New research by the University of Washington and US Geological Survey suggests many lakes in the Arctic pose little threat to global carbon levels, at least for now.
Tags: Arctic, University of Washington, US Geological Survey


Four-star wide receiver Puka Nacua spurns USC, to sign with Washington

Puka Nacua had long seemed bound for USC. It was last June when Nacua, a wide receiver from Orem, Utah, verbally committed to the Trojans in a tweet that included a note thanking family, friends and coaches and pictures posing with USC coach Clay Helton. But Nacua never signed his letter of intent with the Trojans during the early signing period in December, nor on the traditional national signing day last week, as he continued to weigh scholarship offers from about a half-dozen other Pac-12 sch...
Tags: Utah, Texas, Nbc, Colorado, Washington, Sports, NFL, Sport, Soccer, Ford, Arizona Cardinals, College sports, Salt Lake City, Usc, Huskies, University of Washington


Scientists image conducting edges in a promising 2D material

A research team comprised of scientists at the University of California, Riverside, and the University of Washington has for the first time directly imaged 'edge conduction' in monolayer tungsten ditelluride, or WTe2, a newly discovered 2D topological insulator and quantum material. The research makes it possible to exploit this edge conduction feature to build more energy-efficient electronic devices.
Tags: University of Washington, University of California Riverside


Rapid-response telescope team shares greatest hits from ZTF sky scanner

A state-of-the-art astronomical camera system in California known as the Zwicky Transient Facility is rolling out an early batch of greatest hits with an assist from the University of Washington. The wide-angle camera makes use of the 48-inch Samuel Oschin Telescope at Southern California's Palomar Observatory, with Caltech playing the principal role in the $24 million project. But UW is one of the partners in the ZTF consortium, and UW's DIRAC Institute plays a key role in the automate...
Tags: Science, California, Caltech, University of Washington, UW, DIRAC Institute, Zwicky Transient Facility, ZTF