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A computer with no battery?

This battery-free computer sucks power out of thin air. Today, the biggest hurdle when it comes to designing new gadgets is battery technology. These big, bulky things restrict the forms our smartphones, computers, and wearables can take, and unfortunately, battery technology is so stagnant that there’s no promise of things getting better any time soon.

UW’s creepy robotic hand to change the world

Last month, two researchers at the University of Washington gave the world a hand. It is a hand unlike any other. Built using a 3-D printer and human anatomy as its blueprint, it possesses the potential to revolutionize the development of artificial limbs. Details of the hand—including its network of creepy tendons and ligaments—can be

Financial aid training on Twitter

What is the difference between a grant and a loan? Can I save money on college while I’m still in high school?  Are undocumented students eligible for financial aid?  What is an FSA ID?  How much does it cost to process the FAFSA? These questions and more are being answered!  Follow us on Twitter for

Why some female students leave STEM fields

Male biology students consistently underestimate female peers, study finds Female college students are more likely to abandon studies in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines than their male classmates, and new research from the University of Washington suggests that those male peers may play a key role in undermining their confidence. Published this week

UW launches web site featuring resources for undocumented students

The University of Washington has launched a new web site to serve as a resource hub for prospective and current undocumented students at all three campuses. The site – www.washington.edu/admissions/undocumented – provides information about the UW application process, financial aid, housing and academic support options. It also connects undocumented students to a variety of resources, including the new Leadership Without

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