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    Durand speaks on ‘Talea’ as part of entrepreneurial faculty series

    Music Professor Joel Francois Durand has listened to music in some of the finest concert halls in the world, so when it comes to listening to recorded music, he’s a pretty demanding consumer. In fact, it was his own discerning standards that drove Durand into becoming first an inventor, then an entrepreneur. He developed a high-end tonearm called the Talea, and created a startup, DurandView More

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    Players of Foldit Solve Problem in AIDS Research That Had Eluded Researchers for Years

    Players of an online collaborative video game designed at the University of Washington – called Foldit – have solved a molecular puzzle that had been undiscovered by scientists for years. The undefined structure of a protein causing AIDS in rhesus monkeys that had puzzled researchers for 15 years was discovered by Foldit players and confirmed by x-ray crystallography. The details of the discovery are discussedView More

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    UW’s Oren Etzioni Calls for a Search Shake-up

    University of Washington Computer Science and Engineering Professor and 2011 UW Presidential Entrepreneurial Faculty Fellow Oren Etzioni’s recent article in the Journal Nature calls for researchers to think outside the keyword box to improve Internet search engines. In 2003, Etzioni’s research into more intelligent search algorithms led him to launch Farecast – a web service that aggregates data of airline ticket fares and predicts futureView More