UW research http://kplu.org en Smart grid pilot project debuting at University of Washington http://kplu.org/post/smart-grid-pilot-project-debuting-university-washington <p>Most people who pay their own energy bills know that power is expensive. But where it’s coming from and how much it costs is often more mysterious.</p><p>That could change if technology that’s part of a<a href="http://www.pnwsmartgrid.org/"> demonstration project</a> at the University of Washington catches on. It’s co funded by the US Department of Energy. The U-dub is the largest of 16 demo sites creating a new Pacific Northwest Smart Grid.</p> Mon, 22 Oct 2012 12:00:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 6771 at http://kplu.org Smart grid pilot project debuting at University of Washington We don't have an accent in the Northwest ... or do we? http://kplu.org/post/we-dont-have-accent-northwest-or-do-we <p>Do I have an accent? You hear me on the radio. I hear myself on the radio, many times a week in western Washington, and I didn&rsquo;t think so. But, a researcher at the University of Washington in Seattle tells me I do have an accent &ndash; it&rsquo;s in the way I say that very word &ldquo;accent.&rdquo;</p><p>Apparently my pronunciation is a dead giveaway that I grew up here in the Northwest.</p><p><a href="http://kpluwonders.org/content/i-wonder-why-we-don%E2%80%99t-have-accent-%E2%80%A6-or-do-we#overlay-context="><strong>Read more on I Wonder Why ... ?</strong></a></p><p> Fri, 02 Dec 2011 12:30:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 3288 at http://kplu.org We don't have an accent in the Northwest ... or do we? More college kids stumped on research papers http://kplu.org/post/more-college-kids-stumped-research-papers <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-959082.mp3</p><p>Writing a research paper should be easy for students today. They&rsquo;ve got libraries, online databases and all of Google at their fingertips.</p><p>But an ongoing study out of the University of Washington&rsquo;s Information School is finding that college students find it tougher to do research today than in the past&mdash;even with access to more sources than students have ever had before.</p><p> Wed, 23 Mar 2011 21:11:13 +0000 Rachel Solomon 1057 at http://kplu.org More college kids stumped on research papers UW scientist captures strange song of cracking iceberg http://kplu.org/post/uw-scientist-captures-strange-song-cracking-iceberg <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-947783.mp3</p><p>If an iceberg cracks in Antarctica and no one's there to hear it, does it make a sound? Now we know the answer is, in fact, yes.</p><p>A University of Washington oceanographer has released a recording of the breakup of one of the largest icebergs ever observed in Antarctica.</p> Tue, 25 Jan 2011 21:46:05 +0000 Tom Banse & KPLU News Staff 634 at http://kplu.org UW scientist captures strange song of cracking iceberg MRSA study of fire station shows the deadly bacteria is everywhere http://kplu.org/post/mrsa-study-fire-station-shows-deadly-bacteria-everywhere <p>The drug-resistant strain of staph infection MRSA is known to be a problem for many hospitals.&nbsp; A pioneering <a href="http://depts.washington.edu/envhlth/news/profile.php?content_ID=1069">study from the University of Washington</a> shows that it's also resilient enough to spread from medic units all the way into the living quarters of firefighters.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 03 Dec 2010 18:28:10 +0000 KPLU News Staff 281 at http://kplu.org MRSA study of fire station shows the deadly bacteria is everywhere