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UW rocketeers win the Spaceport America Cup

If at first you don’t succeed … try, try, try again. That’s the formula that the University of Washington’s Society for Advanced Rocket Propulsion followed to win the top prize at this year’s Spaceport America Cup competition, held over the weekend … Continue reading

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Saturn’s moon Enceladus may offer ‘free lunch’

The sea that lies beneath the icy surface of Enceladus, one of Saturn’s moons, could provide even more fuel for extraterrestrial organisms than previously thought. That’s the upshot of a study to be presented at AbSciCon 2019, an astrobiology conference taking place next … Continue reading

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‘Photo Wake-Up’ makes stills come eerily alive

What would it be like to see pictures of moonwalkers, comic-book characters and painted portraits get up and walk right out of their frames? It’s an eerie thought – but Photo Wake-Up, a software application developed by computer scientists at … Continue reading

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Origami inspires high-tech shock absorbers

Can origami protect football players and reusable rockets? Researchers have shown how the ancient art of paper-folding can soften the shock of an impact, whether it’s cracking into a helmet or touching down on a landing pad. The technique, described … Continue reading

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Washington Hyperloop slims down its pod racer

Could this year be the year for Washington Hyperloop? For the fourth time, the students on University of Washington’s pod-racing team are taking aim at the top prize in tech titan Elon Musk’s competition, and this time they’ve got their racer … Continue reading

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Protein designers get a $45 million boost

The era of engineering proteins for medical applications just got a lot closer, thanks to a five-year, $45 million grant from The Audacious Project at TED to the Institute for Protein Design at the University of Washington School of Medicine. The institute, headed by … Continue reading

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Co-author of extinction study looks ahead

After days of puzzling over secondhand reports, anyone with an internet connection can now read a research paper about a fossil graveyard in North Dakota that appears to document the day nearly 66 million years ago when an asteroid pushed the … Continue reading

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