Michelle Weirathmueller: Quakes and Whales: Finding Fin Whales in Earthquake Recordings

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Thurs 4/24/14, 6:00-7:00pm Downstairs at Town Hall $5; Free for UW Students. More Info During the twentieth century, as a result of aggressive whaling practices, the number of fin whales plummeted. Eventually, commercial whaling was banned in all oceans, but

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Shelley Chestler: Slow Earthquakes, a “New” Type of Earthquake

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Thurs 4/24/14, 6:00-7:00pm Downstairs at Town Hall $5; Free for UW Students. More Info Do you remember the big Japanese earthquake in 2011? The one with the big tsunami? Here on the west coast, we are at risk of an

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Brooke Cassell: Fighting Fire with Fire: Balancing Human Safety and Healthy Forests

Tues 4/22/14, 6:00-7:00pm Downstairs at Town Hall $5; Free for UW Students. More Info Wildfires can be a frightening prospect for communities and forest lovers alike. We’ve spent the last century trying to put them out as quickly as possible

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Emily Davis: Rising From the Ashes: Can Wildfire Rejuvenate Streams?

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Tues 4/22/14, 6:00-7:00pm Downstairs at Town Hall $5; Free for UW Students. More Info What do you think of when you hear the word ‘wildfire’? Perhaps Smokey the Bear wagging his finger at us, or a post-fire moonscape of blackened

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Jane Stieber: The Truth about Teething Gels – And Why Many Parents Don’t Know It

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Sun 4/13/14, 6:00-7:00pm Downstairs at Town Hall $5; Free for UW Students. More Info In 2012, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a safety warning against the use of teething gels for children younger than 2 years old due

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Megan Cartwright: Faster Laptops, Better Drugs, Worse Lungs: The Perils and Promises of Carbon Nanotubes

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Sun 4/13/14, 6:00-7:00pm Downstairs at Town Hall $5; Free for UW Students. More Info Faster laptops and cancer-killing drugs may soon use the same tiny, manmade fibers known as carbon nanotubes.  But while nanotubes’ versatility and size make them perfect

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Jesse Macadangdang: Building a Heart-In-A-Dish to Better Understand Heart Disease

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Fri 4/11/14, 7:30-8:30pm Downstairs at Town Hall $5; Free for UW Students. More Info Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the world today. The main reason for this devastating impact is that the heart, unlike other organs

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Christina Jones: There’s No Fate But What You Make: How Stem Cells Decide Who To Be

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Fri 4/11/14, 7:30-8:30pm Downstairs at Town Hall $5; Free for UW Students. More Info For years researchers have been seeking to understand how the body can repair tissue of some organs but not others. Researchers are now focusing on stem

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Michael Hutchins: Finding Lightning

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Wed 4/9/14, 6:00-7:00pm Downstairs at Town Hall $5; Free for UW Students. More Info Why does Seattle have so little lightning?  Why does the midwest have so much more?  Who sees the most lightning in the world?  What is lightning?

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Ian Johnson: Small Satellites, Small Rockets, Big Science

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Wed 4/9/14, 6:00-7:00pm Downstairs at Town Hall $5; Free for UW Students. More Info Recent trends in satellite design have been to go smaller, lighter, and inexpensive. Traditional rockets are too heavy, too large, and too inefficient for use on

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