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March 26, 2015
UW Physics Associate Professor Xiaodong Xu and collaborators have built a new nanometer-sized laser — using the thinnest semiconductor available today — that is energy efficient, easy to build and compatible with existing electronics. Read more
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November 20, 2014
As you might guess from the name, dark matter is quite elusive. Its particles make up about one-quarter of the mass of the universe and as much as 85 percent of all matter. But it apparently does not interact with light or other matter and so it’s... Read more
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October 13, 2014
Do you ever wonder about the meaning of life, and in particular your life? Well, of course you do, but maybe you should ease up on the angst. There are academics who say you don't have a life. You're just an app. This disconcerting idea has been... Read more
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September 2, 2014
Scientists have developed what they believe is the thinnest-possible semiconductor, a new class of nanoscale materials made in sheets only three atoms thick. The University of Washington researchers have demonstrated that two of these single-layer... Read more
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August 8, 2014
The Atlas particle detector at the Large Hadron Collider has become pretty famous in the last few years, since it helped lead physicists to finally discover an important subatomic particle. So some University of Washington students got the idea of... Read more
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July 17, 2014
Very recently ADMX was selected in the NSF/DOE "Generation 2" dark-matter competition, which means ADMX Gen 2 is the only university-managed major dark-matter project. Click the link to see more... Read more
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June 27, 2014
A low-cost technology may make it possible to read long sequences of DNA far more quickly than current techniques. The research advances a technology, called nanopore DNA sequencing. If perfected it could someday be used to create handheld devices... Read more
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March 11, 2014
Most modern electronics, from flat-screen TVs and smartphones to wearable technologies and computer monitors, use tiny light-emitting diodes, or LEDs. These LEDs are based off of semiconductors that emit light with the movement of electrons. As... Read more
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February 4, 2014
The same physics that gives tornadoes their ferocious stability lies at the heart of new University of Washington research, and could lead to a better understanding of nuclear dynamics in studying fission, superconductors and the workings of neutron... Read more
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January 17, 2014
UW professor Andreas Karch's research suggests wormholes can remain open and stable without undermining the rule that no particle can move faster than light. Read more