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Beyond video games: virtual reality brings science to life

Virtual reality — commonly referred to as VR — is the stuff of video games, right? Don your VR headset, gloves and bodysuit and *whoosh*, you’re transported into an alternate landscape. VR makes the imagined world feel real. Truth be told, VR isn’t limited to just gamers. Numerous applications for the technology are in use, like in military, sports and educational settings, and many new applications are still emerging. 

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Virtual environment events to stay connected

The 50th Anniversary of Earth Day is fast approaching (April 22) and the COVID-19 pandemic has many people spending more time indoors than normal. Stay connected to our planet and emerging environmental science and policy with these great online events in April. Monday, April 13 at 7 p.m. Sustaining our World Lecture with Author Tim Egan: Using the Power of Nature to Forge a New National Narrative Free; please RSVP  Wednesday, April 15 at 12:30 p.m. 

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SciComm lessons from a global pandemic

The worldwide outbreak of COVID-19 has left an indelible mark on 2020, one that will go far beyond when the last person is vaccinated. It has forced the global population to get up to speed quickly—understand and evaluate the risk, make judgements about one’s own behavior, and adapt to ‘new normals’ from family gatherings and dining out to teaching students and traveling for work or pleasure. 

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Using improv to build communication skills: a conversation with Tim Essington

Tim Essington is a professor of aquatic and fishery sciences, and over the years has become an avid supporter of building SciComm skills through improv. His dedication has not only helped him deliver a wickedly funny comedy show, but has also sharpened his approach to science, his teaching and how he talks about his work. First of all, what is improv and why is it interesting to you? 

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Looking for life: UW researchers, presentations abound at 2019 astrobiology conference in Bellevue

Night sky with stars

What are ocean worlds like? Is life possible inside a planet? What might a faraway technological civilization look like from here? Which planets warrant closer study, and why? And above all: Are we alone? Astrobiology is the study of life in the universe and of the terrestrial environments and planetary and stellar processes that support it. To study astrobiology is to ask questions that cut across multiple disciplines and could take lifetimes to answer. 

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