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The University of Washington (commonly referred to as UW, simply Washington, or informally U-Dub) is a public research university in Seattle, Washington. Founded in 1861, Washington was first established in downtown Seattle approximately a decade after the city's founding to aid its economic development. Today, the university's 703-acre main Seattle campus is situated in the University District above the Montlake Cut, within the urban Puget Sound region of the Pacific Northwest. The university has two additional campuses in Tacoma and Bothell. Overall, UW encompasses over 500 buildings and over 20 million gross square footage of space, including one of the largest library systems in the world with over 26 university libraries, as well as the UW Tower, lecture halls, art centers, museums, laboratories, stadiums, and conference centers. The university offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees through 140 departments in various colleges and schools, sees about 46,000 in total student enrollment every year, and functions on a quarter system.

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All together now: Experiments with twisted 2D materials catch electrons behaving collectively

“Scientists can have ambitious goals: curing disease, exploring distant worlds, clean-energy revolutions. In physics and materials research, some of these ambitious goals are to make ordinary-sounding objects with extraordinary properties: wires that can transport power without any energy loss, or …

A GoPro for beetles: Researchers create a robotic camera backpack for insects

“In the movie “Ant-Man,” the title character can shrink in size and travel by soaring on the back of an insect. Now researchers at the University of Washington have developed a tiny wireless steerable camera that can also ride aboard …

Turning cells into computers with protein logic gates

“The same basic tools that allow computers to function are now being used to control life at the molecular level. The advances have implications for future medicines and synthetic biology. Reporting April 2 in the journal Science, a team led …

Carpentry Compiler helps woodworkers design objects that they can actually make

“As the holidays approach, people might be thinking of neat do-it-yourself woodworking projects to give as gifts. But there’s often a disconnect between designing an object and coming up with the best way to make it. Now researchers at …

How you and your friends can play a video game together using only your minds

“Telepathic communication might be one step closer to reality thanks to new research from the University of Washington. A team created a method that allows three people to work together to solve a problem using only their minds. In BrainNet …

Living IoT: A Flying Wireless Platform on Live Insects

“What is Living IoT? Sensor networks with devices capable of moving could enable applications ranging from precision irrigation to environmental sensing. Using mechanical drones to move sensors, however, severely limits operation time since flight time is limited by the energy …

Researchers develop 3D printed objects that can track and store how they are used

“Researchers at the University of Washington have developed 3D printed assistive technology that can track and store their use — without using batteries or electronics.Mark Stone/University of Washington Cheap and easily customizable, 3D printed devices are perfect for assistive …

For UW physicists, the 2-D form of tungsten ditelluride is full of surprises

“The general public might think of the 21st century as an era of revolutionary technological platforms, such as smartphones or social media. But for many scientists, this century is the era of another type of platform: two-dimensional materials, and their …

And then there was (more) light: Researchers boost performance quality of perovskites

“Solar cells are devices that absorb photons from sunlight and convert their energy to move electrons — enabling the production of clean energy and providing a dependable route to help combat climate change. But most solar cells used widely today are …

The first wireless flying robotic insect takes off

“Insect-sized flying robots could help with time-consuming tasks like surveying crop growth on large farms or sniffing out gas leaks. These robots soar by fluttering tiny wings because they are too small to use propellers, like those seen on their …