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How to print a mammoth

From University of Washington College of Engineering: The College of Engineering and Burke Museum partner on a 3-D scan-and-print project of mammoth proportions. Over 13,000 years ago, giant Columbian Mammoths roamed North America, from the northern United States to Costa Rica. Standing 13 feet at the shoulders and weighing between 18,000–22,000 pounds, with tusks that

UW GEAR UP Financial Aid site coming soon

A new website featuring Financial Aid literacy, tips, links and training is in the works.  This site will be a resource for the nearly 5000 UW GEAR UP students in 13 districts in Washington state.  Training videos for students, as well as for parents (in English and Spanish) and GEAR UP Site Coordinators, will be available

This five-fingered robot hand learns to get a grip on its own

Robots today can perform space missions, solve a Rubik’s cube, sort hospital medication and even make pancakes. But most can’t manage the simple act of grasping a pencil and spinning it around to get a solid grip. Intricate tasks that require dexterous in-hand manipulation — rolling, pivoting, bending, sensing friction and other things humans do

UW, Gonzaga welcome largest Spokane med-student class

In August, 60 medical students will head to dedicated facilities on the Gonzaga campus. When students begin the 2016-17 academic year, the University of Washington School of Medicine and Gonzaga University will welcome the largest-ever entering class of medical students in Spokane. In August 60 first-year medical students will head to dedicated facilities – also

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.

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