New findings from computer modeling indicate some exoplanets might fluctuate between being habitable and being inhospitable to life because of forces exerted by giant neighbors with eccentric orbits.
University of Washington engineers are developing the first device able to transmit American Sign Language over U.S. cellular networks. The tool is just completing its initial field test by participants in a UW summer program for deaf and hard-of-hearing students.
The survey found that those who are racially resentful, who believe the U.S. government has done too much to support blacks, are 36 percent more likely to support the tea party than those who are not.
Electrodes attached to the surface of the human brain show that imagining movements to control a computer cursor generates larger-than-life brain signals in less than 10 minutes of training.
New research solves nagging issues in the theory of how cold dark matter let the universe evolve into the galaxy-rich cosmos we see today.
Someone apparently wanting a free Christmas tree cut down one of the rarest conifers in the Washington Park Arboretum, a part of the University of Washington Botanic Gardens. It’s estimated that the tree, a keteleeria, was worth more than $10,000.
Less than a year ago a UW engineering lab was the first to generate ceramic objects in a 3-D printer. Now the lab has done it again, for glass.
Using tourist photos downloaded from the Web, computer scientists created a digital version of Rome in about a day.
A new organic material lets both positive and negative charges flow efficiently. It permits a simpler design of organic electronics, using a single material for transporting positive and negative charges.
A statistical analysis reveals distinct patterns in the placement of Indus symbols, and creates a hypothetical model for the unknown language.