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October 16, 2013
Researchers led by University of Washington physicist Jens Gundlach have developed a nanopore sequencing technology capable of reading the sequence of a single DNA molecule, technology that has led to a patent-licensing deal between UW and Illumina Inc Read more
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August 23, 2013
It is well known to scientists that the three common phases of water – ice, liquid and vapor – can exist stably together only at a particular temperature and pressure, called the triple point. Also well known is that the solid form of many materials.. Read more
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February 27, 2013
There are compelling philosophical reasons to consider the possibility that our universe is a numerical simulation. Presently, there is no... Read more
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December 10, 2012
Prof. Morales's radio cosmology group has played a major role in the construction of the MWA, determining placement of the antennas, leading the development of the Monitor and Control system, and playing a major role in the instrument commissioning... Read more
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October 1, 2012
This summer marked one of the most important events in the history of particle physics -- the discovery of the Higgs boson. Join the UW Physics department on Thursday Nov. 1, at the University of Washington's Kane Hall for a public discussion about... Read more
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July 6, 2012
The 4th of July was a momentous day in the world of physics, and the University of Washington played a significant part in it. Scientists around the world celebrated the detection of what appears to be the Higgs boson, an elusive subatomic particle... Read more
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June 25, 2012
Xiaodong Xu, a UW assistant professor in the departments of materials science and engineering and physics, has been awarded an Early Career Research Program grant by the Department of Energy. The program, now in its third year, supports outstanding... ... Read more
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April 12, 2012
Researchers have devised a nanoscale sensor to electronically read the sequence of a single DNA molecule, a technique that is fast and inexpensive and could make DNA sequencing widely available... Read more
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April 12, 2012
As the media spotlight shines on the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva and its high-profile hunt for a certain boson, other scientists are pressing forward with experiments that are just as challenging — and just as potentially transformative... Read more
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April 12, 2012
It has been 100 years since the discovery of superconductivity, a state achieved when mercury was cooled, with the help of liquid helium, to nearly the coldest temperature achievable to form a superfluid that provides no resistance to electrons as... Read more

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