University of Washington

Beer lovers, take note: University of Washington lab brews up a new way to make paper

There were pretzels and there was a guy dressed in lederhosen. But the only sign of beer at this Oktoberfest event, of sorts, was the spent grain …

Science

Mountain glaciers shrinking across the West

Until recently, glaciers in the United States have been measured in two ways: placing stakes in the snow, as federal scientists have done each year …

Mount Rainier

Your app use and location can be tracked through online advertising for as little as $1,000

Anyone can track the applications used by a person or their location with a modest budget of $1,000. This allows employers or suspicious partners to …

Advertising

AA Weekly Recap: the non-Barstool edition

McCarthy wasn’t thrilled when Colin Kaepernick’s name came up in a press conference. He got angry with a reporter and reiterated Brett Hundley is the …

eSports Night Announced for October 27 UW-USC Volleyball Match

Related Links<p>The University of Washington department of athletics has announced a first-of-its-kind eSports Night on Friday, October 27 at Alaska …

Washington Huskies

Seattle's growth shows Amazon's HQ2 will be a mixed blessing

The cities that are vying to host Amazon's next big campus should be careful what they wish for.

Cities

It costs only $1,000 for someone to track your every move

Research from the University of Washington shows how anyone can track what apps you use and where you’ve been — for just $1,000.<p>A team of computer …

Privacy

This Is What Really Happens When Amazon Comes to Your Town

Trust me, I saw my city transform—and not always for the better.<p>SEATTLE—Thursday is the deadline for cities bidding to host “HQ2,” as Amazon calls its planned second headquarters, and the competition has been intense. More than a hundred would-be hosts have assembled generous packages with …

Politics

You Can Effectively Track Anyone, Anywhere Just By The Adverts They Receive

Well this is terrifying.<p>We already know that our smartphones can give away a frankly scary amount of information about ourselves but researchers at …

Mobile

Filled with liquid metal, this robot skin is more sensitive than the real thing

Skin doesn’t just exist to keep our insides in; it’s also an incredibly useful material for sensing. Rather than having to rely on visuals to confirm …

Robotics

Anyone with £760 can use mobile adverts to track you

Advertising networks should do more vetting of the parties that want to buy adverts<p>Mobile advertising and the privacy concerns associated with it …

Advertising

Integrated lab-on-a-chip uses smartphone to quickly detect multiple pathogens

Findings published in Analytical Chemistry and BioMedical Devices<p>A multidisciplinary group that includes the University of Illinois at …

University of Illinois

It Takes Just $1,000 to Track Someone's Location With Mobile Ads

When you consider the nagging privacy risks of online advertising, you may find comfort in the thought of a vast, abstract company like Pepsi or Nike …

Programming

It's Impossible to Prevent Wildfires. So How Do We Prepare?

“Are we done with wildfires around here?” a 6th-grade student asked me in 2015 as we sat around a campfire one wet September day and discussed our …

Ecology

Stretchable 'skin' gives robots the sense of touch

Robots show a lot of promise as first responders, but they can't effectively dismantle bombs or perform delicate first aid procedures if they can't <i>feel</i> what they're touching. To remedy that problem, a team of engineers from the University of Washington and UCLA have developed stretchable skin that …

Technology

Mobile Ads Invade Privacy: Advertisements Can Track Your Location

Mobile advertisements hosted on mobile websites and served through smartphone applications can be used to track the location and activity of …

Privacy

Flexible ‘Skin’ Gives Robots Sense of Touch

Flexible sensor skin (orange) is the first to measure shear forces with similar sensitivity to a human hand (via UCLA Engineering)<p>One of the prime …

Robotics

This faux skin gives robots a sense of touch

Researchers with UCLA and the University of Washington have created a faux skin that gives robots a sense of touch, enabling them to better grasp …

Robotics

ESPN apologizes to University of Washington for snarky broadcast

One of the more interesting storylines of the 2017 college football season was the University of Washington vs. ESPN. More specifically, the dispute …

College presidents and provosts gather to consider issues of free speech

If college leaders had any hope that speaker disruptions and free speech disputes would be last semester's news, they have seen otherwise in the …

College of William & Mary

Stunner! Defense powers ASU football to upset win over No. 4 Washington

ASU football got its first win over a top-five team since 1996 when the Sun Devils beat Washington on Saturday night in Tempe. ASU scored 13 points …

College Football

Week in Review: Most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of Oct. 8, 2017

Get caught up on the latest technology and startup news from the past week. Here are the most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of Oct. 8, …

Science

Most Autism Cases Tied to New Mutations Not Inherited from Parents

Most cases of autism are related to the presence of new mutations in the child not inherited from the parents, according to a new study at the …

Genetics

Elon Musk wants to meld the human brain with computers. Here's a realistic timeline.

<i>By James Wu, Ph.D. Student in Bioengineering, Researcher at the Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering, University of Washington, and Rajesh P.</i> …

The Brain

Smartphones Are Changing Medical Care in Some Surprising Ways

New apps and accessories will let consumers diagnose and monitor a wide range of conditions<p>Many of the new apps make use of a phone’s microphone or camera. Others rely on small attachments, typically costing less than $100, Topol told NBC News MACH.<p>Some attachments act like tiny EKG machines to let …

Science

Bill Gates' Rich Friends Like Him So Much They Donated Millions to a University in His Name

Bill Gates’ friends must really like him.<p>The University of Washington has named the school’s newest $110 million building after Gates and his wife …

Bill Gates

‘You can’t wash your hands of this.’ Watch a top University of Washington professor sound off on Facebook and Russia

Ed Lazowska, a leading computer science professor at the University of Washington, wants Facebook and other big tech companies to take responsibility …

Science

Univ. of Washington names new computer science building after Bill & Melinda Gates

Before they launched Microsoft and changed the personal computing world forever, Bill Gates and Paul Allen spent their teenage years at the …

Science

B.C. rodeo star who died by suicide had chronic brain injury: neurologists

A post-mortem exam shows champion bull rider Ty Pozzobon suffered chronic traumatic encephalopathy.

The Brain

The Amazon Effect: How big incentives can lure a giant like Amazon.com - The Business Journals

By Casey Coombs <br>– Staff Writer, Puget Sound Business Journal<p>Oct 11, 2017, 8:00am EDT<p>Baltimore was desperate for jobs in 2013. An empty General Motors …

Amazon.com Inc