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It really is a golden age of what’s possible

A conversation with Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen: ‘It really is a golden age of what’s possible’ – If Paul Allen were just starting out in computer science today, he might not know where to start. Robotics, artificial intelligence, computer vision, augmented reality, biological systems — the list of topics that fascinate him is practically endless. “It’s amazing,” Allen said,

Sleepy Monday is making you cranky, lazy and possibly dangerous

If you’re feeing drowsy at work today, you’re not alone. Millions of US workers are dragging on “Sleepy Monday,” the first work day after setting clocks ahead an hour yesterday morning (March 12) for daylight savings time. According to Christopher Barnes, a University of Washington business professor who coined the term, we’re less productive and

Free housing for women in tech!

The Seattle-based marketing technology platform, TUNE, has opened applications for free housing for female undergraduate students seeking degrees in computer science or technology.  They currently have 6 openings and the deadline to apply is April 1. The TUNE house is in its third year and offers eight women free housing, laptops and weekly grocery delivery from

Technology and our youth

How millions of kids are being shaped by know-it-all voice assistants. Kids adore their new robot siblings. As millions of American families buy robotic voice assistants to turn off lights, order pizzas and fetch movie times, children are eagerly co-opting the gadgets to settle dinner table disputes, answer homework questions and entertain friends at sleepover

The UW connection to an amazing astronomical discovery

SEATTLE — This week’s discovery of seven planets around a distant star has a connection right here at the University of Washington. The star is called TRAPPIST-1 and the scientist is Eric Agol. The equations on the long chalkboard in professor Eric Agol’s office on the University of Washington campus let you know as soon

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